Talks from visiting lecturers are not always well advertised, but can be gems if one comes across them. This description definitely applies (we’re sure!) to the 28th Earl Biennal Lecture, which is being given by Professor Richard Cust of Birmingham University on October 5th (2015) at Keele University.
Professor Cust’s lecture will discuss the commissioning of family monuments in Staffordshire churches from the 1540s to 1660, and what their form and character can tell us about the values of the local gentry.
This subject is well within Professor Cust’s field of expertise, as he knows well the politics and elite culture of the late Tudor and early Stuart periods, and is most recently the author of ‘Charles I and the Aristocracy, 1625-1642‘.
The Earl Lecture is given every two years by an eminent national historian in order to promote the history of Staffordshire.
It is free entry.
The lecture takes place at 7.30pm at the Westminster Lecture Theatre, in Keele University’s Chancellor’s Building.
For more details, contact the university’s Box Office: 01782 734340