The Regional History Centre seminar series

In partnership with M Shed, the Regional History Centre runs a monthly evening research seminar in the Learning Studio at M Shed, Bristol. All the seminars are held on a Thursday, start at 18:00 and are free to attend.

View the Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme 2018-19 (758 KB) to find out about all our upcoming seminars.

Forthcoming seminars

  • 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.

  • Grounds for Grave Concern: Bristol Municipal Cemeteries Past, Present and Future

    17/01/2019

    Dr Helen Frisby (UWE Bristol) and Dr Stuart Prior (University of Bristol) will tell the multifaceted story of Bristol's municipal cemeteries past, present and future. As well as charting how Bristol has disposed of its dead in the past and nowadays, they will ask what the future might hold for our local cemeteries as our lifestyles and deathstyles continue to change. This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed seminar programme.

  • There wasn't much to do...at least not here: Youthful leisure and identity in rural SW England in the early 20th century

    21/02/2019

    Dr Laura Harrison (UWE Bristol) will explore the leisure experiences of young people in rural communities, drawing upon evidence from personal accounts of growing up in the south west of England in the early twentieth century.This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme.

Recorded seminars

Past seminars

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