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November 2018

The North East Coast, the Sea and its Dangers

November 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunderland Lifeboat Station, Old South Pier
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 0PW United Kingdom
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The sea can be a dangerous place. What might lurk beneath the water, or even be found lying on the sand? Come along for a walk and talk where you will find out about some of these dangers. Starting from by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution shop next to Roker Harbour (not the marina), the walk will explore about half a mile north up the coast to the area where the guns of Roker Battery once guarded the city. Here…

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1918: The End of the First World War and New Beginnings

November 21, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 1PP United Kingdom
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2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War yet also the 100th anniversary of votes for (some) women in the UK. At this event, two academics from the University of Sunderland, Dr Sarah Hellawell and Dr André Keil, will discuss what 1918 meant for Sunderland. Dr Keil will discuss the demobilisation and return of soldiers to the North East where they often faced severe hardships and social problems. Dr Hellawell will discuss the life and career…

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The Lilburne Family

November 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 1PP United Kingdom
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Sunderland has a strong link to the origins of English republicanism. This talk will explore the legacy of the local Lilburne family, who played a crucial role during the English Civil War. While John ‘Freeborn’ Lilburne is a well-known character due to his role as leader of the Levellers, his brother Robert’s role in the fundamental political challenge of the Civil War is less well-known. Indeed, as signatory of Charles I's death warrant, he was key in fundamentally questioning the…

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Workshop by the Sea: Origins and Endings in Sunderland’s Industries

November 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 1PP United Kingdom
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This event is dedicated to exploring the origins and endings of Sunderland’s industries. In the 18th century, the city emerged as a major centre for shipbuilding not only in Britain but the world. Professor Peter Rushton will explain how and why Sunderland played such a crucial role in Britain’s maritime endeavours. Dr Stuart Howard in his talk will look at the disappearance of heavy industry from Wearside in the 1980s and 1990s, which marked the end of a proud industrial…

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The Blue Marble: Glass and Space Exploration

November 23, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Glass Centre, 2 Liberty Way, The Pod
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 0GL United Kingdom
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This talk will explore the impact of glass on the ways we see the world. It will explain how glass is and was used in science from the first telescopes to the International Space Station and space travel in the future. Glass was a crucial part of the origins of modern science. Public Talk with Inge Paneels (National Glass Centre/University of Sunderland)

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