School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Wiles Lectures 2012

The Wiles lectures were given by Professor Peter Hennessy on Wednesday 16 May to Saturday 19 May 2012 on the theme 'History, Country, Autobiography:  Writing about one's own times'

Peter Hennessy FBA is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London. He was appointed a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2010.

 

Lecture 1. 'Staying behind and catching up: The contemporary historian's craft' (Wednesday 16 May at 5pm, in Peter Froggat Centre, G01/007)

Lecture 2. 'A very peculiar practice: Watching Prime Ministers' (Thursday 17 May at 5pm, at 5pm, in Peter Froggat Centre, G01/007)

Lecture 3. 'Children of the Uranium Age: The shadow of the bomb' (Friday 18 May at 5pm, in Peter Froggat Centre, G01/007)

Lecture 4. 'A view from a Hogwartian window: The question of the Lords' (Saturday 19 May at 11am, in the Larmour Lecture Theatre (Physics))

 

The Lectures were published as Distilling the Frenzy: Writing the History of One's Own Times (Biteback Publishing, 2012)