University to welcome leading broadcaster and Victorian expert

Posted by ap507 at Nov 14, 2014 01:14 PM |
BBC presenter Matthew Sweet to give annual lecture for Victorian Studies Centre on 19 November
University to welcome leading broadcaster and Victorian expert

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Broadcaster Matthew Sweet, who recently acted as historical consultant for the TV drama ‘Penny Dreadful’, is to give the Annual Victorian Studies Lecture at the University on 19 November from 5:15pm at the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, where he will discuss how the uses of the 19th century are changing.

Sweet, who is also a presenter of the BBC Radio 3 shows Night Waves and Free Thinking and has published books on Victorian culture, will be delivering his lecture ‘The Victorian World: Prison to Playground’. The free lecture is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public and will be followed by a wine reception.

Gail Marshall, Director of the Victorian Studies Centre, said “We are delighted to be welcoming such a popular author and broadcaster to the University. The lecture will prove fascinating to anyone who wants to understand the ways in which the Victorian past gets packaged and re-presented for contemporary audiences.”

The Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester was founded in 1966 and is the longest established institution of its kind in Britain.

For more information contact victorianstudies@le.ac.uk

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