Lockdown Lecture Series Launched for History Fans

20 Jan 2021


The South West Heritage Trust is launching a ‘Lockdown Lecture Series’ for history fans to enjoy via Zoom. The programme runs throughout February and March with speakers covering topics including literature and landscape and ranging in date from the Romans to the Regency. 

The programme begins with a talk by writer and poet James Crowden. James has produced a literary roadmap of Somerset covering more than 300 writers. Discover the county’s literary past from Roman times, through Anglo-Saxon Wessex, up to the present day.

Journalist Martin Hesp will present an evening of entertaining and uplifting stories about Somerset’s diverse landscapes. He will recount anecdotes from 40 years of walking and writing in the West Country. 

Professor Stephen Rippon is a Landscape Archaeologist at the University of Exeter. He will discuss the South West in the Roman period with a focus on the Blackdown and Quantock Hills. 

Historian and author Dr Ian Mortimer offers a chance to engage with the sights, sounds, smells and experiences of Regency Britain. Dr Mortimer will explore his most recent book 'The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain' (2020).

Lockdown Lecture Series 

• Literary Somerset with James Crowden – 3 February at 7.30 pm 
• Walking the Somerset Landscape with Martin Hesp – 18 February 7.30 pm 
• The South West in the Roman Period with Professor Stephen Rippon – 4 March at 7.30 pm 
• A Time Traveller’s Guide to Regency Britain with Dr Ian Mortimer – 18 March 7.30 pm

To find out more and book go to swheritage.org.uk/heritage-online
Lockdown Lecture Series Launched for History Fans
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