November has been a busy month for the past and present staff and students of our History and Humanities courses.
Five members of staff and two former BGU students have contributed to the latest volume of the Survey of Lincoln series: North of the River Witham. The BGU staff involved and their contributions comprised of:
- Dr Mick Jones - the archaeology of the area
- Dr Chris Bonfield - Lincoln’s early schools
- Dr Hazel Kent - cinemas
- Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall - The Drill Hall
- Dr Andrew Jackson - the Cooperative Society.
Lesley Clarke, a former BGU student, provided chapters on Greyfriars and the Central Library while Helen Durham along with Professor Heather Hughes of Lincoln University, presented a chapter on the visitor economy in central Lincoln. The support of BGU to this volume is recognised in a feature within the Lincolnshire Echo, (25 November).
Earlier in the month, our Head of School of Humanities Dr Andrew Jackson made an appearance at the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Armistice Day Live Broadcast on 11 November. He spoke about his work on the WWI home-front poet, Bernard Samuel Gilbert and was joined by Maureen Sutton, local poet and folklorist, who read out a few of Gilbert’s wartime poetry in dialect.