RIAH Public Lecture & Event Series 2016-17

RIAH's annual series of free public lectures brings the best of Arts and Humanities research from Swansea and beyond to new, non-academic audiences: policy-makers, opinion formers, the general public.

Academic researchers from Swansea and other institutions are joined by leading public figures - politicians, film-makers, journalists, social commentators - in a diverse programme designed to link traditional academic research with contemporary issues and debates.

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Programme

17- 25 November 2016

‘Being Human’, The UK Festival of the Humanities:  Hopes and Fears

Dreams, demons and discovery

A range of free events will run in Swansea across the festival period, including: an evening with Michael Morpurgo, one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers; a hands-on arts and crafts session at our special ‘demon stations’ with our Egyptian demons expert; photo walks to inspire photographic responses to the beautiful Swansea coastline; a chance to share your stories of hope and fear with our award winning Creative Writing team; and an evening of Welsh poetry and celebration with the chaired bard at the 2016 National Eisteddfod, Aneirin Karadog.  See the full details of the wide range of Swansea events included in the festival here

Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 6.45 pm (reception from 6.00 pm)
A jointly sponsored Public Lecture by the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and the Learned Society of Wales in association with the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities
Professor M Wynn Thomas (Swansea University)
‘Studying Wales Today:  a Microcosmopolitan Approach’
Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University
For further details please click here.

Thursday 8 December 2016 at 6.30 pm (reception from 6.00 pm)
A public lecture by Professor Richard Clay (Newcastle University)
'The art of influence: misdirection from the 1790s to today'
Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University
For further details please click here.

Thursday 9 March 2017 at 6.30 pm (reception from 6.00 pm)
A lecture sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales as part of its Wales Studies project, in association with the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, given by Aled Eirug Davies
'Spies and Troublemakers - the Anti-War movement in Wales during the Great War'
Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University

Thursday 30 March 2017 at 6.30 pm (reception from 6.00 pm)
A public Lecture by Professor Janice Carruthers (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Multilingualism in contemporary society: challenges and benefits’
Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallce Building, Swansea University

Wednesday 10 May 2017
The International Dylan Thomas Prize Award Ceremony

Saturday 27 May, 12noon-4pm
‘Superheroes’
RIAH event in association with the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Details tbc.