Events are a large part of life here at the university and we believe that our entertainment, lectures and debates should be open for everyone to enjoy and join in with. We host a wide range of events though out the year so we are sure there is something for everyone. We hope to see you soon!
Dr Alexander Lock (British Library) Wednesday February 7 2018 1-2pm Hardy Seminar Room 4 (Robert Hardy Building) (Light refreshments offered) This paper will briefly outline the medieval origins and background to the sealing of the Great Charter in 1215 before going on to explore how the document has been interpreted, used, and appropriated by politicians, churchmen, revolutionaries, and lawyers from the sixteenth century to the present. Predominantly focussing on Magna Carta’s political uses in the British Isles, this paper willFind out more »
Re-thinking the emergence of the English, c.400-800AD Dr Susan Oosthuizen Robert Hardy Building Lecture Hall, 28 February 2018 Wine reception from 5.30pm, Lecture from 6pm ‘Everybody knows’, so they say, that the origins of the English lie in the arrival of ‘the Anglo-Saxons’ in England between 400 and 600 AD. This lecture reconsiders that belief in three parts. First, it evaluates the strength of the evidence that underlies it; second, it explores long-term cultural continuities that link prehistoric Britain withFind out more »
Wed 14th March (1-2 pm): Hardy Seminar Room 4 (Hardy Building) Dr Emily Ennis (University of Leeds): ‘Death and Photography on Stage: Bram Stoker, Theatrical Culture and the Visual Heritage of the Vampire' No booking required. For further information, please contact the convenor: Dr R C F von Friedeburg (Reader in History) firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
To book tickets for upcoming events at BGU please click here. Lesley Smith (Curator of Tutbury Castle) 7.30pm Thursday 12 April 2018 The Venue, Bishop Grosseteste University Following the sell-out event ‘Sex and the Tudors’, don’t miss this chance to see the world renowned Lesley Smith return to the Venue for an evening with Nell Gwynne. Strictly for over 16’s only! She can be bawdy at times, so be prepared! Nell Gwynne was the mistress of Charles II and forFind out more »
Wed 16th May (1-2pm): Hardy Seminar Room 4 (Hardy Building) Dr Caroline Sharples (University of Central Lancashire): ‘The Difficult Dead: Postwar Encounters with the Nazi Corpse’ No booking required. For further information, please contact the convenor: Dr R C F von Friedeburg (Reader in History) email@example.comFind out more »
To book tickets for upcoming events at BGU please click here. Now in his 10th year, and with over 2500 performances under his belt, Lee Lard is still being voted the most popular comedy tribute act in the UK! Lee’s outstanding tribute to Bolton’s funny man, Peter Kay, has now been enjoyed by thousands of fans throughout the UK and abroad, and is as popular now as ever continuing to ‘sell out’ wherever he goes! Delivering his own hilarious ‘PeterFind out more »
To book tickets for upcoming events at BGU please click here. An audience with Tracy Borman Presenting Elizabeth’s Women: the hidden story of the Virgin Queen Thursday 31 May 2018 The Venue, Bishop Grosseteste University at 7.30pm This talk will explore the fascinating relationships that Elizabeth I had with the women who influenced her most. From her scandalous mother, Anne Boleyn, to her greatest rival, Mary Queen of Scots, and the ‘flouting wenches’ who served her at court, they showFind out more »