The History of Peterborough Lecture Series
A fascinating insight to Peterborough's history
This fascinating series of 10 lectures will chart the history of the city from its origins (‘before people’) to the modern day. Bringing together experts in each topic, this lecture series will give an overview of how Peterborough became the city it is today.
Take a trip through Peterborough as it used to be, and along the way discover more about prehistory, the Romans, and life in the medieval, Georgian and Victorian city!
Bringing together experts in each topic, join us for the whole story or just to learn more about your favourite period!
Lectures are held on a Wednesday evening, at 7:30pm.
Whole Series: Adults £50, conc £40
Indiv Lectures: Adults £6, conc £5
All lectures can be booked through Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking is strongly recommended for lectures.
|1 May||Peterborough Before People – discover the very foundations on which Peterborough is built, and who was around before humans came along||Jonathan Larwood|
|8 May||Prehistoric Peterborough – the earliest people in this area have left us some of the most fascinating archaeology||Mark Knight|
|15 May||Roman Peterborough – Peterborough was at a pivotal place in Roman Britain, and the town of Durobrivae is still yielding secrets about this period||Stephen Upex|
|22 May*||Medieval Peterborough – discover a time at the height of Peterborough Abbey’s power, when the abbots created a ‘new town’ which can still be seen in the street plan today||Stuart Orme|
|29 May*||Dark Age Peterborough – explore the impact of the foundation of Peterborough Abbey. Plus how Viking raids on the city left their mark||Avril Lumley Prior|
|5 June||Tudor and Stuart Peterborough – one of the most turbulent times in our city’s history, with the closing of the Abbey and the Civil War. Plus hear Peterborough’s connections to royalty||Don Chiswell|
|12 June||Georgian Peterborough – learn some of the fascinating stories from this neglected part of Peterborough’s history. Not quite the backwater we might expect, this period had a big impact on Peterborough||Richard Hunt|
|19 June||Victorian Peterborough – this period changed Peterborough from a market town to the modern city of today. Explore the legacy of the railways, and how industry changed the city. Plus what sort of treatment you could expect at the Infirmary, today the Museum||Brian Jones|
|26 June||Peterborough at War – discover more about Peterborough during the two world wars, including the industries that came here and the area’s units and servicemen||David Gray|
|3 July||Peterborough in the 20th Century – a period of real change in the city’s history, this offers a whistle-stop tour through the last century, including the coming of the Peterborough Development Corporation||Stephen Perry|
*please note, these dates are correct; the chronological anomaly is due to speaker availability.
Photo by John Moore.
The History of Peterborough Lecture Series Performances
|Wed 1 May||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
|Wed 8 May||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
|Wed 15 May||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
|Wed 22 May||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
|Wed 29 May||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
|Wed 5 Jun||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
|Wed 12 Jun||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
|Wed 19 Jun||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
|Wed 26 Jun||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
|Wed 3 Jul||7:30pm||Various||For Sale|
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