Events at Haileybury

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Throughout term time, Haileybury organises a small number of events which are open to the general public. These include drama productions, music performances, lectures and occasional tours. To find out more about events coming up, and to book your place, please see the listing on this page.

Monday 24 September 2018 at 7.30 pm
The Attlee Memorial Lecture: Lord Peter Hennessy
The Attlee Memorial Lecture: Lord Peter Hennessy

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Lord Peter Hennessy will give the Attlee Memorial Lecture 'The Attlee Legacy' on Monday 24 September.

He will consider the legacy of Britain's greatest peacetime prime minister in this, the 70th anniversary year of the foundation of the NHS. 

Lord Hennessy is a renowned historian and academic. He was a journalist for over 20 years, including spells on The Times, The Financial Times and The Economist.

He moved from journalism to academia in 1992, and is the Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary University of London.

Since then, it has been his aim to write the history of his own country, in his own times, for academic and public audiences alike.

His research interests range widely across all aspects of contemporary British History, concentrating in particular on: Prime ministerial and Cabinet government, Whitehall and the hidden wiring of the British constitution, The Secret State and Cold War Britain, The Bomb, and nuclear submarines.

He has written a number of books, including Distilling the Frenzy: Writing the History of One’s Own Times, Cabinets and the Bomb, and The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War.

His lecture is open to all and no booking required. 

Thursday 4 October 2018 at 7.30 pm
The Haileybury Lectures: Dr Conor Morrissey
The Haileybury Lectures: Dr Conor Morrissey

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Dr Conor Morrissey will give a Haileybury Lecture 'The Dual Life of Erskine Childers' on Thursday 4 October. 

His lecture will assess the strange career of Old Haileyburian Erskine Childers (1870-1922): author, British civil servant, intelligence agent, and Irish rebel.

Dr Morrissey is Departmental Lecturer in Irish History in Hertford College, University of Oxford.

Following his PhD at Trinity College Dublin, he worked for a spell in the National Museum of Ireland, before returning to Trinity for an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015-2016.

He took up his current post at Hertford College in October 2016.

His lecture is open to all and no booking required. 

Monday 5 November 2018 at 7.30 pm
The Haileybury Lectures: Andrew Robertshaw
The Haileybury Lectures: Andrew Robertshaw

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Andrew Robertshaw will give a Haileybury Lecture 'From the Trenches to Mobility. How did the Great War end in 1918?' on Monday 5 November.

Andrew Robertshaw is a freelance military historian, author and broadcaster who has specialised in the study of two world wars.

He was previously Museum Director at The Royal Logistic Corps Museum and before that Head of Education at the National Army Museum in London. He has written fourteen military history books.

He is Vice President of the Hawthorn Crater Association and an Honorary Lecturer in Public Archaeology at University College London.

Andrew has worked as a consultant for television, specifically military history and archaeology. His television credits include the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, Time Team, The Trench Detectives, Pearl Harbour and The Somme the True Story.

He has also worked on Hollywood films such as Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. He was employed as Military Consultant and was on location throughout the filming. More recently he was historical consultant for Wonder Woman.

His lecture is open to all and no booking required. 

Friday 16 November 2018 at 7.30 pm
The Inaugural Denis Mack Smith Lecture: Professor Lucy Riall
The Inaugural Denis Mack Smith Lecture: Professor Lucy Riall

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Professor Lucy Riall will give the Inaugural Denis Mack Smith Lecture 'Garibaldi in London' on Friday 16 November.

Commemorating the great historian of modern Italy and Old Haileyburian, Denis Mack Smith, this lecture considers Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi's 1864 visit to London, which gave rise to an extraordinary outburst of popular feeling. 

Professor Lucy Riall is Professor of the History of Europe in the World (19th to 20th centuries) at the European University Institute.

Her lecture is open to all and no booking required. 

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