Public Lectures, 2018/19

(Please visit again for updates on the 2018-19 Public Lecture programme.)

Past Public Lectures


‌‌Dr Kate Lister (Leeds Trinity University), ‘”A Nasty Name for a Nasty Thing”: A History of C**t’

Professor Carolyne Larrington (Oxford University), ‘Winter Is Coming: Game of Thrones and Medieval Culture’


Jay Griffiths (Writer), Tristimania: In Conversation with Professor Niall Griffiths.


Pauls Bankovskis (Novelist), Reading from and discussing his work

Professor Thomas Docherty (Warwick University), ‘On critical responsibility and criminal irresponsibility: the managed university’

Tracey Hill (Bath Spa University), ‘Strangers and aliens: immigrants in early modern London’

Professor Francis O’Gorman (Leeds University), ‘Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History’

Adam Thorpe (Novelist), ‘Writing Out of the Past’

Catherine O’Flynn and James Hannah (Novelists), ‘In conversation with Dr Paul McDonald’


Professor Niall Griffiths (University of Wolverhampton), Inaugural Professorial Lecture: ‘Paradise is on the end of your nose’

Eimear McBride (Novelist), Reading from A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing and Q&A

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