Vladimir Putin and the Weight of History

By Michael Hughes, Professor of Russian and International History, Lancaster University

Michael Hughes has published widely on nineteenth-century Russian History and on Anglo-Russian relations in the twentieth Century. He is currently completing a biography of Stephen Graham, who helped to shape British attitudes towards Russia during the years before 1917, and is also involved in the project Russia’s ‘Great War and Revolution, 1914-22: The Centennial Reappraisal’. His lecture this evening focuses on the current Russian President Vladimir Putin and his place in the long trajectory...

The Huguenot Culture of Exile - From Geneva to England

Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 19:00

By Dr Jameson Tucker, lecturer in history, Plymouth University

From psalters and martyrologies to the international trade in hats, Dr Jameson Tucker will discuss the ways in which exile and persecution shaped a Huguenot identity, from their earliest days in France and Geneva, to the refugees who came to Germany, the Netherlands, and England after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

Tickets: £6.60 / £4.50 concessions / Free to Historical Association members Ticket discount available with Artory App

Ministers urged to meet farming unions

Authored by Mary

The UK’s farming unions are calling for the four UK farming ministers to hold a joint meeting with them to find solutions to the serious problems facing farmers.

The dairy, lamb and arable sectors in particular are seeing serious challenges. Official figures show that the number of dairy farmers in England and Wales has gone down constantly over the time. Since January 2015, 236...

Museum talks and tours mark new art exhibition, local history and Chinese New Year

Authored by Mike Page

Visitors to the City Museum and Art Gallery this January can enjoy a busy programme of lunchtime lectures and Art Bite tours.

The Museum’s popular Lunchtime Talks programme re-starts after the festive break with a presentation called ‘Get Your Skates On!’ on Tuesday 21 January. Local author and history enthusiast Di Lawer will discuss how the leisure activity of roller skating was...

Museum’s October talks and tours cover art, history, mythology and nature

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The City Museum and Art Gallery is offering a range of talks and tours throughout October that highlight local and art history, Saltram House and former MP and Lady Mayoress, Nancy Astor.

The first talk on Tuesday 1 October is called Beyond Appearance: The Face in Modern Art . Professor Sam Smiles will look at examples of modern approaches to the face in response to headline exhibition...