Public Lectures, University of Suffolk

New Free Lectures Prove Popular with the Public

The first of our  free Edmund Lectures dealing with topics from privacy and surveillance on the internet to whether the British political party system can survive Brexit and the fact Monet’s actual water lillies originate from Suffolk have proved really popular.


Organised by the University of Suffolk at the college the new monthly series, taken by academics who are experts in their subjects, are held on a Wednesday evening between 6pm and 7pm and have attracted many people to each one.


October’s first lecture dealt with Surveillance and Privacy in a Changing World, November’s  discussed “Is current education turning students off science” and December’s looked at “What is the role of the poet in societies ancient and modern?”

The next lecture is by Caroline Holmes, who lectures, writes and broadcasts on the history of gardens, will talk about Monet’s water lilies and their Suffolk connection on January 31st.


On March 7 Professor Guido Rings, Professor of Postcolonial Studies at Anglia Ruskin University, will look at how French cinema is shaping popular opinion about migration and multiculturalism, looking particularly at cultural encounters in Kaurismaki’s Le Havre (2011).


Professor David Gill, director of Heritage Futures and professor of Archaelogical Heritage at the University of Suffolk, will look at the likely impact of Brexit on tourism and World Heritage sites in Greece.


On May 16 Dr Tom Quinn, senior lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, will ask” Can the British party political system survive Brexit?”


The final lecture in the series will be given on June 13 by Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright, from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. She will ask: “How can space shrink and time expand and why does it matter? “