Food for the mind in uni free lecture series

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The University of Buckingham’s summer season of free Tuesday evening lectures starts on July 16, with a talk by Prof Simon Lee entitled Margaret Thatcher, Lord Denning, And The Rule of Law.

On July 30, the Suffragettes are the subject of a talk called Burning To Get The Vote – the message left by the Suffragettes when they fire-bombed Saunderton Station in 1913.

Baptist minister, historian and author Colin Cartwright will give a local history of the suffrage movement.

The Music Of Shakespeare will be discussed by Christopher Innes and Brigitte Bogar on August 14, using song to illustrate.

‘Why do the exam boards set bad poems?’ is the question asked by Prof Stefan Hawlin on August 27.

Are enthusiastic school students being presented with the second rate?

And on September 10, Dr Adriano Aymonino talks about the important Topham Collection of art.

See website for full details at www.buckingham.ac.uk/life/social/events/lectures