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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29 October 2012 at 7 pm

Professor Mike Franklin 
(Swansea University)

Inaugural Lecture: 
‘Re-drawing the map of European thought:  Sir William Jones (1746-1794) 'the Celt [who] knew the Indian’

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28 November 2012 from 5.45 pm

Revealing the 'real' Richard Burton:  The man behind the public persona'

A special event to celebrate the publication of The Richard Burton Diaries (Yale University Press) edited by Chris Williams (Professor of Welsh History, Swansea University).  This will be held in the Taliesin Arts Centre.  Please note this is a ticketed event, tickets are available to purchase from the Taliesin Box Office.

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6 December 2012 at 6 pm

Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus 
(Swansea University)

Inaugural Lecture: 
‘GET INVOLVED! Language and political engagement in a new media ecology’

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31 January 2013 at 6 pm

Professor Jim Milton
(Swansea University)

Inaugural Lecture:
'The race to the bottom: has GCSE French really diminished in standard?  Applying vocabulary measures to examine the change in the standard of age 16 French exams over time'

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28 February 2013

'Wales:  a sporting society?'

Panel discussion followed by a question and answer session.

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21 March 2013 at 6 pm

Dr Tarnya Cooper (National Portrait Gallery)

Welsh Annual Lecture of the Society for Renaissance Studies, in association with RIAH
'Meeting the Elizabethans:  portraiture, spiritual identities and the middling sort'

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9 May 2013 at 6 pm

Professor Jonathan Bradbury
(Swansea University)

Inaugural Lecture:
'Devolution and the Politics of the United Kingdom'

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