Book at Lunchtime

Book at Lunchtime

Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held fortnightly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to members of the University and the public alike. All events are filmed and added to the University Podcasts website.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday 16 October 2019: Lande: The Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond by Professor Dan Hicks & Dr Sarah Mallet reflects on material, visual and digital culture from the Calais “Jungle”.

Wednesday 30 October 2019: Chaucer: A European Life by Professor Marion Turner recreates the cosmopolitan world in which a wine merchant’s son became one of the most celebrated of all English poets.

Wednesday 20 November 2019: India, Empire and First World War Culture by Professor Santanu Das recovers the experience of combatants, non-combatants and civilians from undivided India 1914–1918.

Friday 6 December 2019: Celebrity Culture and the Myth of Oceania: Britain 1770-1823 by Dr Ruth Scobie examines the idea of Oceania in debates of fame, national identity, race and empire.

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