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

Monday 12 October 2015 at 6.30 pm

'SLOW BURN, HOT HOUSE:
Losing, obscuring and forgetting in the growth of a novel'

Professor Owen Sheers (Swansea University)

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University (Singleton Campus).    
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Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 6.30 pm

The Annual Richard Burton Lecture

'Educating Richard: Actors and Educators in Port Talbot, 1925-55'

Professor Angela V. John (Swansea University)

Dyffryn Lower School, Talcennau Road, Port Talbot, SA13 1EP.
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12- 22 November 2015 

‘Being Human’, The UK Festival of the Humanities
Heritage, Health and Wellbeing

To see the wide range of Swansea events included in the festival, click here.

Thursday 4 February 2016 at 6.30 pm

'SOUTH AFRICA TODAY: BETRAYING OR UPHOLDING MANDELA’S VALUES?’
by 
The Rt Hon Lord Peter Hain, former MP for Neath, Cabinet Minister and British anti-apartheid leader whose childhood was spent in South Africa. 

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University (Singleton Campus).  Click here for further information >>>

Tuesday 23 February 2016 at 6.30 pm

'STRANGER THAN FICTION? Theme 14.25 - The East German Doping Scam'

Debut novelist Anne Lauppe-Dunbar in conversation with anti doping expert Prof Mike McNamee

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University (Singleton Campus).  Click here for further information >>>

Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 6.30 pm

'Steel Horizons: globalising the history of a Welsh Industry'

An inaugural lecture by Professor Louise Miskell (Department of History and Classics)

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University (Singleton Campus).  Click here for further information >>>

Thursday 5 May 2016 at 6.30 pm

‘Locating Disability in Britain’s Industrial Revolution’

An inaugural lecture by Professor David Turner (Department of History and Classics)

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University (Singleton Campus).  Click here for further information >>>

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The Roy Knight Memorial Lecture was also held on 19 April 2016.  It was given by Professor Catherine Davies (University of London), and entitled:  ‘The Changing Landscape of Modern Languages Research.  If you would like to view the lecture, please see below.