GRESHAM LECTURES

Dear Local History Society,

I am writing to you about our free hybrid history lectures at Gresham College in Jan-March next year, - which will also be live-streamed online, and which include lectures about the law, the history of the Brixton Riots, Protestant Missions to the Americas, and a couple on Stuart Britain.

All lectures are ticketed (free) You can register for any lecture by clicking on the link, using an email address.

I have split this up into months, in case you have monthly contact with your members: 

Jan 2022

Sex: A Modern History – Pornography

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/pornography

Thurs 6 Jan 2022 6pm, Barnards Inn Hall/ Online (or watch later):  Acclaimed cultural Historian Professor Joanna Bourke will talk about the history of pornography.

Shostakovich on Trial: From Lady Macbeth to the Fifth Symphony

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/shostakovich-trial

Thurs 13 Jan 2022 6pm, LSO St Lukes/ Online (or watch later) –A lecture-recital by Professor Marina-Frolova-Walker covering the censure of Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Soviet Russia.

Terror and the Rule of Law

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/terror-law

Mon 24 Jan 2022, 6pm, Barnard’s Inn Hall/ Online (or watch later). A lecture by Professor Thomas Grant QC on how the courts can be the vehicles of despotic power, ranging from the revolutionary tribunals of 1790s Paris to Nazi Germany and beyond.

Going Global: James I and the Wider World

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/james-I-world

Tues 25 Jan 2022, 1pm, Barnard’s Inn Hall/ Online (or watch later). A lecture by Anna Whitelock on the growth of trade and travel under James I in the sixteenth century.

Brexit: What Have We Learned So Far?

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/brexit-learned

Weds 26 Jan 2022, 6pm, Barnard’s Inn Hall/ Online (or watch later). A lecture by Professor Anand Menon looking at how Brexit came about and what it has come to mean and will mean in the future.

Feb 2022

Early Protestant Missions to the Americas

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/protestant-americas

Weds 2 Feb 2022, 6pm, Museum of London/ Online (or watch later) Professor Alec Ryrie – our most-watched lecturer last year -  looks at how and why early Protestant settlers in the Americas tried to convert indigenous peoples.

The Brixton Riots: Policing the Black Community in the Last 40 Years

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/brixton-riots

Thurs 3 Feb 2022, 6pm, Barnard’s Inn Hall/ Online (or watch later) Professor Leslie Thomas discusses findings of police racism from the 1981 Brixton riots to the present day.

Prokofiev The Soviet Artist

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/soviet-prokofiev

Thurs 10 Feb 2022, 6pm, LSO St Lukes/ Online (or watch later) A lecture-recital with Professor Marina Frolova-Walker looking at the tortuous path of Prokofiev’s transformation into a Soviet artist.

The Oil Shock and Neoliberalism

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/oil-shock

Tues 15 Feb 2022 1pm, Barnard’s Inn Hall/ Online (or watch later) Economic Historian Professor Martin Daunton looks at the intellectual revolution born out of the Oil shocks in 1973 and 1979.

Sex: A Modern History. Sex Work

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/sex-work

Thurs 17 Feb 2022 6pm Barnard’s Inn Hall/ Online (or watch later) Cultural Historian Professor Joanna Bourke looks at debates about prostitution from the late 19th century to the present day.

Robots in Science Fiction

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/scifi-robots

Mon 21 Feb 2022 6pm Barnard’s Inn Hall/ Online (or watch later) Professor Jim Endersby gives a history of science/ philosophy take on Science Fiction writing on robots, from  the early 20th century to the present day

March 2022

Life in a Revolutionary Decade in Britain (1649-1660)

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/revolutionary-decade

Thurs 3 Mar 2022 1pm Barnard’s Inn Hall/ Online (or watch later) Dr Anna Keay discusses what life was like in Britain’s only decade as a republic, and its lasting legacy.

How Protestant Missionaries Encountered Slavery

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/protestant-slavery

Weds 9 Mar 2022 6pm, Museum of London/ Online (or watch later) Professor Alec Ryrie looks at what missionaries did when they encountered slavery – a vast economy in the 17th and 18th centuries, and why.

Please do let me know if you'd prefer not to hear from us in future about our free history lectures at Gresham College


I hope you have a peaceful and safe Christmas,


Very best wishes


Lucia


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Lucia Graves

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Head of PR & Media

Gresham College

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