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Sir Douglas Robb Public Lecture Series

Sir Douglas Robb Public Lecture Series

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  • Mon 27 Jul ’15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 29 Jul ’15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Fri 31 Jul ’15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Mon 3 Aug ’15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm


University of Auckland, 24 Princes St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

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  • Free Admission


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The British Monarchy will come under scrutiny in this year’s Robb Lectures series presented by British historian Sir David Nicholas Cannadine and Professor Linda Colley, an historian of Britain, empire and nationalism, both of whom currently hold professorial positions at Princeton University.

Professor Sir David Cannadine is notable as a commentator and broadcaster on British public life, especially the monarchy. He is also known for a number of books, including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy and Ornamentalism. He was at the University of London from 1998 to 2003 working at the Institute of Historical Research. He is the general editor of the Penguin History of Europe series.

Professor Linda Colley is a Professor of History. She previously held Chairs in history at Yale University and the London School of Economics, and she was the first woman Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge where she is now an Honorary Fellow.

Lecture 1 – Winston Churchill and the Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ revisited
Lecture 2 – Constitutions, warfare, and the design of the modern world
Lecture 3 – Funding universities: American and British alternatives
Lecture 4 - A changing Magna Carta: past, present and futures

Doors open at 7:00pm, lectures start at 7:30pm

An iconic lecture series at an iconc venue with fantastic speakers!

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