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October 2018

Public Reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

October 31, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3DY United Kingdom
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Date: 31 October 2018 - Start: 8:45am Location: The Chapel (BGU) Open to all! Come and join in the public reading of Shelley's novel. Bring the Oxford World's Classic Edition of the 1818 text. The first ten students to register for the event will be given a free copy at the reading. This is a drop in event, the reading runs until the novel is finished. Everyone reads a page and thus contributes to a global event. To register please…

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November 2018

English@BGU Guest Lecture

November 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3DY United Kingdom
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'Hereditary Heartlands: Yorkshire and the House of York in Shakespearean Drama’ Dr Richard Stacey (University of Glasgow) In the history plays which stormed the stage in the 1590s, the members of the House of York stood out above all others for their cruelty, ambition and sheer bloody-mindedness. Hailing from the North, the Yorkists grabbed the crown from their Lancastrian rivals before murdering each other in a startling display of kin-killing. As heirs to the seat of York, Edward IV and…

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Winning the Vote: Equal Rights Past and Future

November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3DY United Kingdom
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Through debating workshops, talks and discussions facilitated by a team of staff and students of the School of Humanities, we will question the right to vote, what it means to vote in our society today by looking at the history of suffrage to examine ideals of democracy, equality, and citizenship and asking: who should vote? Is the vote a right or a duty? When is one ready to vote? These and other questions will be explored with secondary-school students through…

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School of Humanities Research Seminar: ‘Muck & Class: Money, Identity & Social Politics in Mrs. Gore’s “The Two Aristocracies” (1857)’

November 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3DY United Kingdom
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Wed 21st November (1-2pm): Hardy Seminar 4 (Hardy Building) Dr Keith Linley (BGU): ‘Muck & Class: Money, Identity & Social Politics in Mrs. Gore’s “The Two Aristocracies” (1857)’ This paper explores the various social, personal, political and economic interfaces encountered in Mrs Gore’s 1857 novel. Referencing de Tocqueville’s identification of the new aristocracy of the capitalist Industrial entrepreneur, it considers the uneasy meeting of old landed families with the new power of a successful middle class seeking political status and…

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Armistice 1918: Reflections on the First World War Centenary

November 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3DY United Kingdom
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Wednesday 21 November 2018 The Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University 2.30pm-7.00pm Throughout the First World War centenary, the History department and its postgraduate students have conducted original research on the human experience of war, exploring the role and impact of war on combatants and civilians, alongside how it was shared and imagined. Topics such as soldier sanitation and wellbeing will be presented on, alongside soldier suicide, flight experience at Cranwell, conscientious objection, and Lincolnshire home front poetry. This history…

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December 2018

Christmas Extravaganza

December 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come and join us at our Christmas Extravaganza on Sunday 2nd December between 10am and 2pm in the Robert Hardy Building at Bishop Grosseteste University. Receive a gift from Santa! Post your letters to Santa in the North Pole Watch our fun Christmassy Puppet Shows Be amazed by our Magic Show Learn how to juggle and much more in our Circus Workshop Get your face painted for free Get colouring at our Christmassy Colouring Table Plus Free Parking Tickets are…

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Christmas Carol Service

December 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lincoln Cathedral, Minster YardLincoln LN2 1PX United Kingdom + Google Map

Looking Into The Future Tuesday 11 December 2018 2.00pm in Lincoln Cathedral You are invited to join BGU Staff and Students for their Annual Carol Service in the spectacular surroundings of St Hugh’s Choir in Lincoln Cathedral.  This year’s theme of “Looking into the Future” draws together the great Advent themes of the signs that point to the coming of the Saviour, with a foretaste of the Christmas Joy.  The collection at the service will be divided between the BGU…

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School of Humanities Research Seminar: ‘Parliamentary Surveillance in the English Civil War: The Case of the “Committee for Plundered Ministers”’

December 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3DY United Kingdom
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Wed 19th December (1-2pm): John Tomlinson (Skinner Building) Dr Gary Rivett (York St John): ‘Parliamentary Surveillance in the English Civil War: The Case of the “Committee for Plundered Ministers”’ All talks are free to attend; refreshments provided. For further information, please contact the convenor: Dr R C F von Friedeburg (Reader in History), robert.vonfriedeburg@bishopg.ac.uk

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