CultureCafe: Our roots: what is Britishness?
Speaker: Dr Jenny Macleod
Our shared identity seems ancient, but is attached to a nation-state that has only existed in its current form since 1922. It may seem unchanging, but it has been interpreted in multifarious ways: the racial hierarchies of Empire, the celebrations of a green and pleasant land of a quintessential England, or an island standing alone in World War Two. It is a complex identity woven from a range of local, regional and national identities. In 2012, Britishness was presented both in terms of the conservative traditions of the Queen's Jubilee, and in strikingly modern terms at the Olympics - an identity that one way or another could encompass everyone. And yet, post Brexit is its demise imminent?
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’.