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Bitesize Beaney lunchtime talks
A series of free lunchtime talks by leading academics from the University at the recently refurbished Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury.
Talks take place on Wednesdays between 1.15pm and 1.30pm.
These talks have been designed to provide the public with an opportunity to not only learn about or expand their knowledge on a broad range of topics – from ‘designer babies’ to Canterbury’s Roman heritage – but to also engage with the speakers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
- 24 April 2013 - ‘Glass in art and healthcare: a window on science’ by Professor Bob Newport.
- 16 January 2013 - ‘Beauty and the Beast: Renaissance representations of the darker side’ by Jayne Wackett
- 6 February 2013 - ‘Loving Lyly, or, why does Canterbury not celebrate its most successful writer, John Lyly?’ by Dr Andy Kesson
- 27 February 2013 - ‘Designer babies: myths and magic’ by Professor Darren Griffin
- 13 March 2013 - ‘The story of Roman life from beneath our feet: the fine Roman samian table ware from the archaeological excavations at the Beaney, 2010’ by Dr Steven Willis
- 20 March 2013 - ‘Roman medical instruments found in Britain and their multi-functional purposes’ by Dr Patricia Baker
- 3 April 2013 - ‘A Broken Goddess Figurine from a Roman burial in St Dunstan’s – reinterpreting the Dea Nutrix in the Canterbury Roman Museum’ by Professor Ray Laurence
The University makes a significant cultural impact on the region and we are really pleased to be working with the Beaney on this series of talks.