An exhibition of material from the literary archives and collections of printed books held by the University of Nottingham, highlighting the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures found in the historic collections of local literature lovers.
A lunchtime talk for the Collected Words exhibition. In 2016, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and Spokesman Books co-published Dawn Of The Unread, graphic accounts of vengeful local writers resolute on being read by new generations. In the ferment, Forest Folk&
A lunchtime talk for the Collected Words exhibition. Man Booker Prize shortlisted writer of fiction, Alison Moore, will be exploring the influence of location and landscape in her novels.
With introduction by Nottingham-based performance poet Andrew Graves. This award-winning film is based on the 1958 novel of the same name by Nottingham author Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010), an honorary graduate of the University of Nottingham.
The Boots Archive team invites you to join them on a journey through the last 70 years of male grooming and fashion, from the quiff to the mullet – and back again!
Due to circumstances beyond our control this talk has been cancelled. Please contact the box office on 0115 846 7777 for further information.
Being Human Festival events in association with Manuscripts and Special Collections. Private guided tours of the Collected Words exhibition and a behind the scenes tour of Manuscripts and Special Collections.
Invade…immigrate…integrate… inspire. ‘Danelaw Saga’ tells the tale of how the Vikings shaped the East Midlands.
Dr Richard Dance of the University of Cambridge will explore and explain how Midlands dialects were influenced by the arrival of the Vikings.
Join one of the curators for a guided tour of the exhibition Danelaw Saga. Hear some of the stories behind the unique artefacts and manuscripts on display; learn how the Danelaw came to be established and the impact that it continues to have on the East Midlands today.
Professor Lesley Abrams of the University of Oxford will discuss the religious identity of Viking armies and Scandinavian settlers after their defeat by Alfred the Great.
In this talk, Paul Everson of the University of Keele will explore Viking Age stone sculpture in the East Midlands showing its characteristic elements and how hybrid forms emerged.