History Talking: Series 1

BL MS Royal 4 E.iii, fol.146r
Lancelot in conversation with a lady who is holding a small black and white dog. British Library MS. Royal 4 E.iii, fol. 146r.

History Talking: Series 1

Presented by Dr Ruth Salter, produced by Dr Richard Blakemore.

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Amsterdam Conference

by Dr Richard Blakemore

At the end of June, I attended a conference in Amsterdam to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch navy’s raid on Chatham dockyard in 1667. The raid is most famous for the Dutch capture of the English flagship, the Royal Charles, the decorated stern of which is still on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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CFP: ‘Social Listening’ in the past, present and future. 22nd November 2017.

‘Social Listening_ in the past, present and future - Call for Papers

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A Message for our Graduating Students

Congratulations to all of our students who will be graudating this year.  We are very proud of you and are sure that you will continue to succeed in your future careers.

With careers in mind … Kevin Thompson from the Careers Centre, Carrington Building, has this message he has asked us to relay to you:

The University Careers Centre provides significant support to you for twelve months after graduation. Whether you are looking to identify job and further study options, want to know where to find relevant job vacancies or would like some coaching to get through the recruitment process Careers are there to help. If you are staying around Reading or returning at any point you can arrange a face to face meeting in the Carrington Building. If you aren’t able to visit we can arrange a discussion via email, phone or skype. To see a Careers Consultant  to get things going just ring Careers on 0118 3788359 or email careerscentre@reading.ac.uk.


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Socialism and the Vampire: Comrades, Capitalists and Bloodsuckers

by Dr Dan Renshaw

In May 1897 Constable and Co published a limited print run of a new novel by a London-based Irish theatre manager and occasional author named Bram Stoker.  Stoker had enjoyed moderate critical recognition with a series of overly-sentimental pot-boilers and ghoulish short stories over the course of the 1890s; there was nothing initially to indicate that this new effort would be any more successful.  This new title was odd, and exotic, Dracula, with an equally unusual subtitle – The Undead.

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