The future in the rear view mirror
All are invited to this year's Hayes-Robinson Lecture. delivered by Professor Sir Chris Clark, Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge, 'The future in the rear view mirror'.
Viewed on a calendar or a timeline, the events and the people of history seem to recede from us, growing ever more distant. But the truth is that we have a non-linear relationship with the past. There are moments when a history that seemed finished and locked into the past suddenly moves into our vicinity. In this lecture, Professor Clark reflects on the present-day relevance of 19th-century European history and in particular of the revolutions that rocked the European continent in 1848.
The Hayes-Robinson Lecture, founded in 1931, is named in honour of Miss Margaret Hayes-Robinson, who was the first head of the History Department at Royal Holloway in the 1890s.
All welcome, admission free, but booking is essential.
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