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Public Lecture Series 2016/17 - Michael Wood

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Travels in Time: Making History on TV

5th April 2017, 6.30pm

Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, St Peter's Campus

Free but tickets must be booked.

With clips from the Dark Ages to Alexander the Great, and from Kibworth to China – not to mention a visit to Wearmouth! – Michael Wood looks back over three decades of documentary making. Full of fun, anecdote and insight, this promises to be an absorbing evening.

For over 30 years, historian and broadcaster Michael Wood has brought history alive for viewers and readers in Britain, the US and further afield. He is the author of several highly praised books on English history including In Search of the Dark Ages, Domesday, and In Search of England, and well over one hundred documentary films, among them In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and The Story of India, which the Wall Street Journal described as ‘still the gold standard’ of documentary history making. The Independent newspaper called his Story of England, which told the tale of one village, Kibworth in Leicestershire, through British history, ‘the most innovative history series ever on TV’. The Story of China, his most recent programme shown on BBC2, embarks on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China’s distinctive character and genius over four thousand years.


Detailed Description

Public Lecture Series 2016/17 is the fifth year of the University of Sunderland's popular public lectures. As with previous years, the University continues to bring a variety of interesting free talks to the general public of the City of Sunderland and the wider North East of England. The Public Lecture Series will feature a range of lectures from notable speakers. 

This series our speakers will cover a range of topics including politics, education, sport, history, art and health.

Click on the speaker's name on the left or photograph above to discover more details about their event and how to book tickets.

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