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

The Centre for Lifelong Learning has 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.

NO need to book just turn up on the night!

A fascinating programme is lined up for the Autumn/Spring 2013-14:


Dr Jacqui Mulville (Cardiff University)

Guerilla Archaeology: get down and dirty with the past

6/11/2013 Historical Association Guest Lecture

Professor Gareth Stedman Jones (Queen Mary, University of London)

Karl Marx and the Village Community

11/12/2013 Historical Association Guest Lecture

Dr Anthony Mandal (Cardiff University)

Two Centuries of “Pride and Prejudice” – Why Celebrate?


Dr Dimitra Fimi (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

‘Tolkien, Kipling and Romantic Anglo-Saxonism: two mythologies for England’

26/02/2014 Historical Association Guest Lecture

Dr Rebecca Rist (University of Reading)

Papal-Jewish Relations in the Central Middle Ages


Professor Scott Newton (Cardiff University)

The economic crisis: a historical perspective


Glyn Bryan (Cardiff University)

From emperor gods to God fearing kings: power, religion and political transformation in post-Roman Europe

21/05/2014 Historical Association Guest Lecture

Professor Sir Hew Strachan (All Souls` College, Oxford University)

The Ideas of War, 1914

The lecture delivered by Professor Sir Hew Strachan will be held in the Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Colum Road, Cardiff


Cath Horler-Underwood (Cardiff University)

Being a person of wicked and diabolical disposition: female violence in eighteenth century Wales

All talks start at 7:15pm and are held at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning (apart from lecture on 21st May 2014), Senghennydd Road, Cardiff. Room numbers to be announced.

Please contact Dr David Wyatt for more information:

029 2087 0404