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The Hive to Host Series of Professorial Lectures

The University of Worcester has announced that The Hive will be used to host a series of Professorial Lectures throughout 2014.

The lectures – all of which will be open to the general public – will take place in the Studio at The Hive on the first Wednesday of every month during University semester time.

The eight-lecture series will cover a wide variety of topics, and will begin on February 5th when Professor of Theatre Studies, Claire Cochrane, gives her lecture entitled ‘A Tale of Two Theatres: One Hundred Years of Birmingham Rep’.

On 5th March, the University’s Head of Science and the Environment, Professor John Newbury, will deliver his lecture - ‘From the Double Helix to Spider Goats: the Ongoing Story of DNA’.

On 2nd April, the Director of the Association for Dementia Studies, Professor Dawn Brooker, will speak about the condition, in a lecture entitled ‘Is it Possible to Live Well with Dementia?’

During the second half of the year, Professor Maggie Andrews, who has recently been named as one of the Midlands experts for the BBC’s landmark World War One centenary commemorations, will speak on ‘Nationalising Hundreds and Thousands of Women: Femininity, Domesticity and Motherhood in World War Two Evacuation’.

Professor of the History of Religion and Education, Professor Stephen Parker, whose research was this year recognised by the Leverhulme Trust, and Professor Jean Webb, Professor of International Children’s Literature, are also amongst those who will deliver lectures later on in 2014.

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