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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17 October 2011 at 7 pm

Professor Neil Reeve 
(Swansea University)

Inaugural Lecture: 
Grandmothers’ Dreams:  Heredity and Replication in D. H. Lawrence and Henry James’

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24 November 2011 at 7 pm

Dr Elena Pischikova
(Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt and American University in Cairo)

Dancers, Donkeys, and Dirt:  New Discoveries from the Time of the Black Pharaohs from South Asasif, Egypt’

(Note this lecture will be held in the Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building)

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8 December 2011 at 6 pm

Huw Lewis AM
(Welsh Government)

'Meeting the Housing Challenge: Building a Consensus for Action'

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26 January 2012 at 6 pm

Professor John MacKenzie
(Lancaster University)

The Four Nations:  Wales and the British Empire in Context

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23 February 2012 at 5.30 pm

Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM
(National Assembly for Wales)

'Cymru ddigarbon, a yw'n bosib mewn pryd?' | 'A carbon-free Wales, is it possible in time?'

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3 May 2012 at 6 pm

Professor Tudur Hallam
(Swansea University)

Inaugural Lecture:  ‘Saunders Lewis, ein Theatr heddiw a “Parler, c’est agir”

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