A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Merseyside

Category Antiquity

'An interdisciplinary hub for research development, support, and networking that brings together colleagues in medieval and early modern studies from several departments in Liverpool and HE institutions across the northwest of England (Chester, Liverpool Hope, Lancaster, Manchester) ...The Seminar Series remains an important dimension of LCMRS activity, enriching the research environment for staff and postgraduate students alike – but also offering a key channel through which we can communicate our research to a wider audience of colleagues from other institutions and also the general public. Many of our events are therefore open for anyone to attend, and our "Key Lectures" series ... seeks to engage the wider community in a historical approach to subjects of contemporary debate.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme

Originated as the West Kirby Literary and Debating Society in 1904. Now offers fortnightly evening Lectures from October to March.

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Europe

'Ireland is an exciting, modern society with a rich culture and heritage that makes it a rewarding subject to study. We explore the fascinating history, politics, literature, archaeology, people and lessons of Ireland, from ancient times to the present day ... We host high-profile events throughout the year, past guests have included: Irish President Michael D. Higgins, award-winning writer Colm Tóibín and Snow Patrol guitarist and songwriter Johnny McDaid. We also collaborate with local, national and international organisations such as Liverpool Irish Festival, advisors to the Irish Embassy and the BBC.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme
Category Booksellers

'Linghams bookshop has a long history on the Wirral and is a real asset to the local community ... We stock a wide range of books with many titles on display. If there is a title you would like to order we can generally get customer orders within 24 hours, it’s not unusual for a book to be ordered at 4:30pm and be available by 10am the next morning. Books can be ordered over the phone or online ... Linghams host regular events with a variety of international bestselling authors. Some of our events are based online but many are held in our Heswall bookshop.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

Wirral Talks 'The Society was founded in 1890 and has met continuously ever since. It is believed to be the oldest society of its kind in the country. It is open for anyone to join, or to attend as a guest ... Members come from various parts of Wirral and beyond. The Society seeks to achieve a good blend of talks and topical debates.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'William Roscoe (1753-1831) was the son of a publican who indelibly transformed the cultural life of Liverpool. Described as "Liverpool’s greatest citizen", he was a man of many talents: a champion of freedom for all, a poet, writer, scholar, patron of the arts, bibliophile and botanist ... The Roscoe Lecture Series was launched in November 1997 to provide an open platform for debate on topics of public interest. Today, they are one of the UK’s largest public lecture series, regularly attracting audiences of over 800 people. The Roscoe Lectures play an important part in the intellectual life of Merseyside, helping to foster informed debate, broaden horizons and perspectives, and uphold the crucial spirit of intellectual inquiry and free speech in which Roscoe passionately believed.'

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