Historian Bettany Hughes to deliver University of Leicester public lecture

Posted by uatemp13 at Nov 19, 2012 10:47 AM |
Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture to take place on Tuesday 20 November
Historian Bettany Hughes to deliver University of Leicester public lecture

(c) Wikipedia, Bettany Hughes talking to Ralph Jackson (Curator of Romano-British Collections at the British Museum) during filming of Britain's Secret Treasures at the British Museum

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 16 November 2012

A renowned historian will deliver a prestigious lecture at the University of Leicester.

Bettany Hughes will give the 12th Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture for the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History, entitled ‘Helen of Troy and the Warrior Women of Sparta’. It will take place on Tuesday 20 November at 5.30pm and is free and open to the public.

Historian Bettany Hughes, famous as a charismatic presenter on a variety of subjects ranging from the Spartans to the Islamic concept of time, is a well established researcher and popular face of documentaries.

She is a regular contributor to the national press and radio, and her work has even been an inspiration to films, such as ‘300’.

Graham Shipley, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Leicester said: “We are proud to welcome Bettany Hughes to deliver our annual lecture. As a television presenter who is also a scholar, she has succeeded spectacularly in making the Greek and Roman past accessible to a wide audience. Her lecture will inspire anyone who has an appetite to learn more about Classics and Ancient History. We particularly hope to welcome teachers and pupils from schools across the East Midlands.”

The lecture is organised in association with Leicestershire & Rutland Classical Association, The Hellenic Society and the University of Leicester School of Archaeology & Ancient History.

‘Helen of Troy and the Warrior Women of Sparta’ will take place on Tuesday 20 November at 5.30pm at the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson South Wing Basement, University of Leicester. It is free and open to the public.

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For more information on the lecture: tel: 0116 252 3335
email:
pressoffice@le.ac.uk

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