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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

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.

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

Upcoming FREE lectures

Date Lecture
Wednesday 10th September 2014 Suzanne Towers
Adam and Eve, Serpents and Demonesses: Gender and Sex in Early Eastern Religions
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Dr Ritchie Wood (Swansea University)
South Wales Miners in the Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front and their Womenfolk at Home
Thursday 6th November 2014 Historical Association Lecture
Dr Hywel Francis MP
Remembering the Miners’ Strike, Thirty Years On
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Historical Association Lecture
Dr Tim Bolton
Human Sacrifice in the Scandinavian Viking Age: Grisly Reality or Morbid Mainland European Myth?
Wednesday 21st January 2015 Dr Tom Horler-Underwood (Swansea University)
Sex and sorcery: the marriages of Philip Augustus, king of France
Wednesday 25th February 2015 Dr Miranda Kaufmann
Africans in Tudor and Stuart Britain
Wednesday 18th March 2015 Dr Juliette Wood (Cardiff University)
Something about Unicorns: the Art and Traditions of a Mythical Beast
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 Dr Nick Jones (Cardiff University)
Das Land ohne Musik? Issues of National Identity in British Classical Music, from Edward Elgar to the Cultural Olympiad
Wednesday 20th May 2015 Historical Association Lecture
Dr Elaine Chalus (Bath Spa University)
My Dearest Tussy’: Family, Navy and Nation in the Fremantle Papers, c.1801-14
Wednesday 17th June 2015 Dr Dimitra Fimi (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Welsh heritage for teenagers: Re-writing the ‘Mabinogion’ in Alan Garner’s The Owl Service and Jenny Nimmo’s The Snow Spider

All talks start at 7:15pm and are held at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff. Room numbers to be announced.
Please contact Dr Richard Marsden for more information:
029 2087 5610
MarsdenR@Cardiff.ac.uk