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Exploring the Past free lectures

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The Exploring the Past FREE Lecture series in collaboration with the Historical Association

Continuing & Professional Education have teamed up with the Historical Association to bring you this exciting series of FREE talks delivered by local postgraduates and academics together with very special Historical Association guest lectures delivered by renowned scholars from universities across the UK.

These monthly talks present an exciting window into research undertaken in areas like history, archaeology, literature, and religion. They are intended to provide adult learners with a fresh and up to the minute taster of the kinds of research undertaken within the humanities at Cardiff University and beyond and to give you a taste for university study and research.

For most talks, there’s NO need to book just turn up on the night!

Upcoming FREE lectures

Date Lecture
Wednesday 9th September 2015 Dr Mansur Ali (Cardiff University)
‘I am a woman hear me pray’, how believing suffragettes are reclaiming the Qur’an for themselves
Wednesday 7th October 2015 Dr Chris Dennis (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
‘Raising the lame from the ground and the poor out of the filth’: Bishop Geoffrey of Coutances’ accession and the character of the episcopate in Normandy in 1048.
Wednesday 4th November 2015 Historical Association – Dr Matthew Stevens (Swansea University)
Town Culture in Fourteenth-Century Wales
Wednesday 9th December 2015 Historical Association – Dr Mark Williams
Indulgent Curiosities’: Anxiety and Cosmopolitanism in the wider British World, 1650-1730
Wednesday 20th January 2016 Dr Alun Withey (University of Exeter)
Framing the Face: A History of Facial Hair, 1700-1900
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 Professor Tim Stretton (St Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada)
‘The Prison of Marriage: Separation, Divorced and Married Women’s Property, 1500-1857’
Wednesday 24th February 2016 Dr Shaun Tougher (Cardiff University)
Gender & Generalship: Military Leadership in the Byzantine Empire
Wednesday 16th March 2016 Historical Association – Dr Richard Stone (University of Bristol)
Turning West: Bristol and America before the Slave Trade
Wednesday 20th April 2016 Dr Melissa Julian-Jones (Cardiff University)
Murder, She Wrote: A Marriage, a Murder and a Household Conspiracy – the case of William de Cantilupe (murdered 1375)
Wednesday 18th May 2016 Historical Association – Professor Huw Pryce (Bangor University)
Ten Heroes and One Heroine: Unveiling the Welsh Past in Cardiff City Hall, 1916
Wednesday 15th June 2016 Dr Leighton James (Swansea University)
Waterloo in Experience and Memory

All talks start at 7:15pm and are held at the Continuing & Professional Education, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff. Room numbers to be announced.
Please contact Dr Paul Webster for more information:
029 2087 5610