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17 events
  • Collected Words Loading...
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    Collected Words

    Friday 08 September - Sunday 03 December

    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.

  • Reading Nottingham's Unread: Republishing James Prior's Forest Folk Loading...
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    Reading Nottingham's Unread: Republishing James Prior's Forest Folk

    Thursday 12 October

    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&

  • Local Author Alison Moore: Location and Landscape Loading...
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    Local Author Alison Moore: Location and Landscape

    Thursday 26 October

    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.

  • Film: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Loading...
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    Film: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Thursday 26 October

    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.

  • For Him... Seven Decades of Male Grooming at Boots Loading...
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    For Him... Seven Decades of Male Grooming at Boots

    Wednesday 08 November

    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!

  • Cancelled: Castrating Rochester: John Wilmot's Manuscript Poetry Loading...
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    Cancelled: Castrating Rochester: John Wilmot's Manuscript Poetry

    Thursday 16 November

    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 2017 Loading...
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    Being Human 2017

    Monday 20 November - Wednesday 22 November

    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.

  • Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands Loading...
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    Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands

    Friday 15 December - Sunday 08 April

    Invade…immigrate…integrate… inspire.  ‘Danelaw Saga’ tells the tale of how the Vikings shaped the East Midlands.

  • Vikings in your Vocabulary - Fully Booked Loading...
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    Vikings in your Vocabulary - Fully Booked

    Wednesday 10 January

    Dr Richard Dance of the University of Cambridge will explore and explain how Midlands dialects were influenced by the arrival of the Vikings.

  • Danelaw Saga: Curator Tours - Fully Booked Loading...
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    Danelaw Saga: Curator Tours - Fully Booked

    Monday 15 January - Monday 12 March

    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. 

     

  • Pagans and Christians - Fully Booked Loading...
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    Pagans and Christians - Fully Booked

    Wednesday 24 January

    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.

  • Distinctiveness and Assimilation: Fully Booked Loading...
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    Distinctiveness and Assimilation: Fully Booked

    Wednesday 07 February

    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.