Regional History Centre events

Forthcoming events 

  • The Great African Blondin

    18/10/2018

    Dr Paul Green (University of Wolverhampton) will unveil the little-known story of Carlos Trower (1850-1889), who escaped slavery in America to become known as 'The African Blondin', one of the world's greatest ever high-rope walkers. This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme.

  • 1607: The Great Severn Estuary Flood

    15/11/2018

    Rose Hewlett (University of Bristol) will examine the flood of 1607, which is generally acknowledged to have been the greatest natural disaster to affect communities along the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary. This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed seminar programme.

  • The Wild Within: Animals, their People and the Making of Bristol Zoo, 1836-c.2000

    05/12/2018

    Dr Andy Flack (Teaching Fellow in Modern History at the University of Bristol) will look at Bristol Zoo's history, with a particular focus on some of Bristol's most famous animals and the people who occupied the zoo alongside them. He will consider the origins of Bristol's own 'living laboratory' and will also contend that Bristol's Zoo was made by the 'wild' animals within it. This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed seminar programme.

Past events

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