Part of History@Hull's 'City of Culture' series of Culture Cafe events
CultureCafe: New Hull Lives in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: A Celebration
Speakers: Professor Valerie Sanders & Guests
To mark Hull’s City of Culture year the online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography commissioned 39 new entries for distinguished people born in the city or otherwise associated with it -bringing the total number of Hull entries to 300. This is definitely something to celebrate, and we will be marking the occasion with an exhibition of the new entries, and guest appearances by four of the authors talking about some of the extraordinary adventures and achievements of Hull personalities. The four speakers are Professor James Booth, Dr Robb Robinson, Dr Susan Walton and Ms Emma Butcher. A wine reception will follow the presentations.
History @ Hull 'City of Culture' series
OpenCampus talks are always informal and friendly. They are free to attend and are open to all. You don’t have to have attended before and you don’t need any prior experience or knowledge. We only ask that you book in advance and come prepared to be amazed!
What a great way to be part of the City of Culture celebrations. If you are lucky enough to be a City of Culture Volunteer, you are very welcome to attend these sessions to help you in your role.
January 14 2017 Dr Robb Robinson
“From Local to Global – A Short History of Hull’s influence in the founding of modern global society'.
February 11 2017 Dr Peter Halkon
'From mammoths to mosaics - an introduction to the Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology of East Yorkshire'.
March 18 2017 Dr Rosemary Wall
'Medicine Made in Hull'.
April 26 2017 Professor Valerie Sanders & Guest Speakers
'New Hull Lives in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: A Celebration'.
May 20 2017 Dr Jenny Macleod
'Our roots: what is Britishness?'.
June 10 2017 Dr Nick Evans
'The Making of a Mosaic: The influence of Celtic migrants upon the development of Hull’.