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The English origins of modern democracy- Insights Public Lecture
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  • Thursday 3rd May 2018 17:30 (1 hour, 15 mins)
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Dr Rachel Hammersley, Newcastle University

Thursday 3rd May, 17:30-18:45

Modern democracy is not merely the product of 18th-century revolution and 19th-century reform. Democratic ideas had been part of English political debate for two centuries by the time of the American Revolution in 1776. In celebration of May Day – a day closely associated with Englishness, popular action and workers’ rights – this lecture will trace the history of democratic thought in early-modern England.

Free admission, all seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. The aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate.

Many speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. The lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.

All lectures are free and open to all, with spaces allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For more popular talks an overspill room will be in operation.

Recordings of some past lectures can be found here.

Location

  • Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
  • Newcatle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 7RU

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