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School to Host 2017-18 Historical Association Lectures

Bolton School Girls’ Division will once again host the forthcoming academic year’s Historical Association (Bolton Branch) lectures. The presentations will take place in the Sutcliffe Studio at 7.30pm in the Girls’ Division. Entry is free for Historical Association members (and Bolton School pupils and staff), and £4 for non-members.

The full schedule for the year ahead can be seen below. For the most up-to-date information see the Historical Association website here.


‘Ravenous, bloudye, and Man eating people’: The Cannibalistic Amerindian in the Early English Colonial Imagination
preceded by AGM
11 September 2017 - Ms Rachel Winchcombe

The Borgia From Fact to Fiction
2 October 2017 - Dr Stella Fletcher

Custer, the Little Big Horn and the US v. Plains Indians war of 1876 - “Big Village, bring Packs - be Quick”
6 November 2017 - Dr Martin Alexander

‘The finesse of a mentally subnormal elephant’: Airey Neave, Margaret Thatcher and Northern Ireland, 1975 to 1979
4 December 2017 - Dr Stephen Kelly

Dangerous Women of the Scottish Wars of Independence
January 2018 - Dr Kate Ash-Irisarri

The Changing Image of the Late Roman Empress
5 February 2018 - Dr Julia Hillner

How did Martin Luther King Change America?
5 March 2018 - Professor Tony Badger (HA President)

The Renaissance English Reception of Boccacio
1 October 2018 - Dr Guyda Armstrong

Voices From the Armistice
5 November 2018 - Charlotte Czyzyk

Bolton School will once again host the Historical Association series of lectures

Bolton School will once again host the Historical Association series of lectures