14th February 2005



A professor specialising in the history of England and a representative from the Lincoln Record Society will deliver guest lectures at the University of Lincoln this week as part of a launch of the university’s new Humanities Department.

Rob Colls is professor of English History at the University of Leicester’s School of Historical Studies and will deliver a guest lecture entitled ‘George Orwell's England' on Thursday 17th February at the university’s Brayford Pool campus.

Professor Colls is a prominent social and intellectual historian of modern Britain, and among his many publications is best known for his masterful, widely acclaimed book ‘Identity of England’.

He is also joint editor of ‘Cities of Ideas: Governance and Citizenship in Urban Britain’ and of ‘Newcastle-upon-Tyne: A Modern History’. He is also currently co-writing a forthcoming book on English sporting heroes.

The lecture will take place at 4pm in seminar room nine of the university’s Media and Humanities Building and will form part of a series of guest lectures aimed to celebrate the launch of the new Humanities Department on Monday 14th February.

The guest lecture will conclude at 7pm with a talk by the Lincoln Record Society who will present a collection of 50 past volumes of its works to the university. Dr Dennis Mills will speak about the society's latest volume, ‘Historic Town Plans of Lincoln’.

Admission to the lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Professor Michael Earley on (01522) 886942 or email mearley@lincoln.ac.uk.



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(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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