Ushaw Lectures Series

The Ushaw Lecture Series celebrates the cultural and research significance of the remarkable bibliographical, archival and material-cultural collections of the collections that form part of the Durham Residential Research Library, and the wider history of which they are expressions. The lectures cover music, art, drama, poetry and literature, architecture, material-culture, politics, science and theology. These are public lectures and are held two times a term.

Upcoming Lectures

Epiphany Term 2020

26 Feb 2020 Joint IMEMS Lecture. Prof. Salvador Ryan (Pontifical University St Patrick’s College Maynooth), ‘The Materiality of Christian Pilgrimage, Medieval to Modern: Reflections from a Church Historian and Sometime Pilgrim’

10 March 2020 Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture: Sr Margaret Atkins, OSA (Blackfriars, Oxford), (Title tbc.)

Easter Term 2020

3 June 2020 Dr Earle Havens (Johns Hopkins University, USA and RRL Holland Visiting Fellow), ‘Reading Lord William Howard’s Library: Catholic Antiquarianism and Confessional Militancy in Northern England, c. 1583-1630.’

17 June 2020 Prof. Tonya Moutray (Russell Sage College, USA and RRL Visiting Fellow), ‘”Fugitive Virgins”: Refugee Women Religious in British Culture, 1792–1815’

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