The Royal Historical Society Lecture

The annual Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture, which offers a contemporary view of the place of history and historical research in the world today. This event is co-hosted by Gresham College and the Royal Historical Society.

Past Lectures In This Series
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Presenting Unwanted Histories: The project to establish the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum

Dr Gareth Griffiths
Wednesday, 3 November 2004 - 12:00AM
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Travels in Time: History and identity in today's world

Michael Wood
Wednesday, 2 November 2005 - 12:00AM
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The Curse of the poke bonnet: Television's version of history

Joan Bakewell
Wednesday, 1 November 2006 - 12:00AM
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The Fabrication of Medieval History: Archaeology and artifice at the Office of Works

Simon Thurley CBE
Wednesday, 31 October 2007 - 12:00AM
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History, Science, Religion: Capturing The Public Imagination

Professor Allan Chapman
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 - 12:00AM
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The Institutionalisation of the Arts in Early Victorian England

Charles Saumarez Smith
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 - 12:00AM
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What did eighteenth-century men want?

Professor Amanda Vickery
Thursday, 11 November 2010 - 12:00AM
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A Lark Arising: The Rural Past and Urban Histories, 1881 - 2011

Professor Alun Howkins
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 - 6:00PM
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Why the Enlightenment still matters today

Professor Justin Champion
Wednesday, 7 November 2012 - 6:00PM
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The Private Diary and Public History

Dr Joe Moran
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 - 6:00PM
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Making History Online

Professor Tim Hitchcock
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 6:00PM
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Free Speech and the Study of History

Timothy Garton Ash
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 6:00PM