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Events are at the heart of the Centre for Public History


We invite interested members of the public to come and engage with us through our series of seminars, discussions, and lectures. 

In term time the Centre hosts monthly seminars, with invited speakers who speak on a wide range of public history topics,  from the global to the local. Our new Histories in the Making series invites public history professionals to come and discuss a recent project they have been involved in as part of an 'In Conversation' type event. All of these events are advertised on our Upcoming Events page. Expect a warm welcome, some nibbles, and friendly debate! 

The Centre also hosts a number of annual lectures. The Centre is particularly proud to host the Keith Jeffery Annual Public History Lecture, in memory of Professor Jeffrey who opened up new discussions about military history, the secret service, and remembrance. The Wiles Annual Lectures are also highly popular events, with a series of public lectures held over four days every year in late May. The largest event we host is the Centre for Public History Annual Conference, which is held every year in December. The 2019 conference is on the theme of 'Imperialism, Anti-Imperialism, and their Legacies in Public History' and will be held on 16-17 December.

Please explore our past, present, and future events on the tabs above.

We also regularly provide information about forthcoming events on Twitter.