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The Annual History Lecture
This event was originally established to mark the work of a historian at BG, Jim Johnston. Dr Johnston was a pioneer in the use of probate inventories. However, the main reason why a memorial lecture series began, following his death in 2007, was because he was an exceptional teacher. He came to BG in 1971, and he put down roots and became Vice-Principal. In addition to shouldering a
share of college teaching, he began courses for older students, leading to the certificate and degree in local and regional studies. Thus he came into contact with innumerable students across a wide age span, and by all of them he was admired and respected. This annual event has also come to celebrate the contribution of another former History Lecturer, Dulcie Duke, by BG’s Old Students’
Association. The occasion also marks the work of current BG students, and includes the awarding of a best history essay prize, supported by both the OSA, through the Dulcie Duke Prize, and by the Lincoln Record Society.
Dr Sean McGlynn, FRHistS
This year’s lecture will be given by Sean McGlynn. Sean is the author of three critically acclaimed books on medieval warfare and a forthcoming biography of King John. His book Blood Cries Afar: The Magna Carta War and the Invasion of England, 1215-17, was the first to investigate the major French invasion of England that resulted in the Battle of Lincoln.
The Battle of Lincoln, May 1217
May 2017 sees the 800th anniversary of this major battle, deemed by historians as being one of the most important military engagements fought in medieval England. Sean will explain the remarkable circumstances that led to the battle and offer a detailed description of the dramatic events that occurred on the day.
Tickets are priced per person as follows:
£10 to include a buffet lunch and afternoon tea
£3 to include afternoon tea
(attendance to the lecture only is free of
Programme for the Day
12.30pm – 1.00pm: Arrival and registration
1.00pm: Buffet Lunch
2.00pm: Introductions and presentation of the Dulcie Duke Award by the Old Students Association of Bishop Grosseteste University supported by the Lincoln Record Society
2.15pm: The Annual History Lecture: The Battle of Lincoln
3.45pm: Afternoon Tea
If you would like tickets for this event please respond by contacting the Events Assistant, Daisy Wedge, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01522 585635. Please telephone to pay by card or visit the university to pay by cash. RSVP Tuesday 2nd May 2017.