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16th October 2014

Rector’s seminar series announced for Michaelmas Term

The series of open seminars organised by Rector Trainor has been announced for Michaelmas Term 2014. Students and alumni are warmly invited to attend these eye opening discussions. The presentations are designed to launch a lively discussion on a subject of general interest.

The seminars are detailed below. Details are subject to change. Please contact the Rector’s PA if you intend to come and check times and dates before making travel plans. Alumni should report to the porters’ lodge on arrival.

Rector’s Seminars – Michaelmas Term 2014

Unless otherwise announced, seminars are held in the Rector’s Lodgings Drawing Room (ground floor).

Unless otherwise announced, Sunday seminars are 4.30 – 5.30 pm; Wednesday seminars are 5.30 – 6.30 pm.

Sun Oct 19       Revd Andrew Allen, College Chaplain and Bishop Radford Fellow, on ‘Shaping memories of the First World War:  the role of Exeter College’

Sun Oct 26       Lord Butler of Brockwell KG, former Cabinet Secretary, former Master of University College, Oxford, and current member of the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee, on ‘Spying’

Wed Oct 29      Professor Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly FBA, Emeritus Fellow of Exeter and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, on ‘Royal Consorts Past and Present: What are they for?’

Sun Nov 2        Sir David Butler CBE FBA, Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, on ‘Seventy Years of British Politics’

Sun Nov 9        Sir David Warren KCMG, alumnus, Honorary Fellow, Chairman of the Japan Society and former Ambassador to Japan, on ‘China and Japan in 2014: Are there really parallels with 1914?’

Wed Nov 12     Dr David Souden, director of the heritage and impact consultancy Past Present and former Head of Access & Learning and Sponsor for Special Projects at Historic Royal Palaces, on ‘Changing Fashions in presenting the Past: Looking at Hampton Court Palace’

Sun Nov 16       Professor Sir Robert Worcester KBE, distinguished pollster and analyst of elections, on ‘What the American midterm elections mean for the United States and the rest of the World’

Sun Nov 23       Professor Jan McDonald FRSE FSAMD, Dean of Faculties and James Arnott Professor of Drama Emerita, University of Glasgow, on ‘Playtime: The Liberal Art of Drama in the University’

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