In a series of discussions organised by the Institute of Historical Research and History Today, leading historians and commentators will look at the challenges posed by today’s world for our understanding of the past, and how the past informs our contemporary understanding.
Advance registration online for each lecture is required.
Tickets General Admission: £15.00 per lecture
Concession rate (IHR Friends/Students/ History Today subscribers): £10.00 per lecture
Speakers: Daniel Beer, Edith Hall and Katherine McDonald.
‘If you want to study anything more than the sewer system of 19th-century Manchester’, warns the historian Geoffrey Parker, ‘you need to learn languages.’ But language learning in the UK, both modern and ancient, is in crisis. Historians examine the relationship between history, languages and the appreciation of the past, and consider ways to address the decline.