Not Just a Pretty Picture: Art as a Historical Source

Art galleries are full of artwork appreciated for their great artistic and aesthetic qualities, but what about the local art collection? This talk will look at the different ways that artwork can be used in local history research.

Free

Putting History on the TV and the Radio

Compared to other academic disciplines, History gets a lot of prime time TV and radio time. It's consistently popular, but what are the effects of the compromises needed to keep the viewers and listeners happy? This talk will give you an opportunity discuss how history has been broadcast. 

Free

Muslims in Leicester

The session will cover a large ethnographic action research project – Muslims in Leicester – conducted for the Open Society Foundation and published in 2010. Dilwar Hussain, who coordinated the research, talks about this interesting project.

Free

The Midas touch – be careful what you wish for

Why are business and organisational studies so neglected by universities and other education institutions? This special Forum considers how such narrow thinking has taken over most aspects of our society.

Free

Living with the Wire

This talk will look at German and Austrian civilian internees on the Isle of Man during the First World War. How did they cope with 'living with the wire' for anything up to 5 years in captivity?

Free

November forum: The Universities Partnership in Leicestershire: ambitions and next steps in education for all

A Forum of interest to those who want to find out more about the activities and aims of the Universities Partnership in Leicestershire. It will also appeal to those who are interested more broadly in the concept of the 'civic university' and its role in promoting widening participation and reawakening adult education within the university sector.

Free

Gifts and Giving in the Middle Ages

Trinity House The Newark Leicester LE2 7BY

Dr Deirde O'Sullivan, from Archaeology at the University of Leicester, gives us insights into gifts and giving in the middle ages.

Free