Michael Wood asks, does history matter?

“Hot on the heels of the successful lecture by Matthew Rice we are delighted to welcome a familiar face from the television in Michael, whose passion for history is inspiring."

Georgina Kelly, Director of Marketing and PR

BBC broadcaster Michael Wood will be delving into the past as he recalls over 30 years of documentary film-making at the latest University public lecture.

The historian will be asking, ‘Does History Matter?’ at the free lecture, taking place in the Science Centre on Leek Road on Wednesday December 3, from 6pm.

Michael Wood, Pro Chancellor of Staffordshire University will be talking about making history on television and reflecting on why history matters to us with the aid of stories from his film-making career.

Michael’s vast array of broadcast and written work includes The Story of England, The Domesday Quest, In Search of the Trojan War, In Search of the Dark Ages and In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great.

Director of Marketing and PR, Georgina Kelly said: “Hot on the heels of the successful lecture by Matthew Rice we are delighted to welcome a familiar face from the television in Michael, whose passion for history is inspiring.

“We are anticipating that there will be another rush for places and urge people to book now to avoid disappointment,” she added.

Anybody wishing to secure a place should phone 01782 295860 or email public@staffs.ac.uk.
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  • This lecture is the second lecture in the Centenary Public Lecture Series.  Staffordshire University are currently celebrating 100 years of education heritage in North Staffordshire and direct and continuing support for local industry, the wider workforce and the regional economy.  As part of the celebrations we have chosen a programme of speakers whose knowledge and areas of expertise reflect our hundred years of education excellence.

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