Monarchy moments march on at community lecture
Released: Tuesday 31st July 2012 at 09:10
THE Diamond Jubilee festivities may have come to an end but that doesn’t mean the celebrations of the monarchy are over for 2012.
John Cannon, an author and expert on the history of the British monarchy is giving a talk on Wednesday, August 1, on the nation’s most famous heads of state and their historic moments.
The talk is certainly timely in the year The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, and the nation continues its affection a year after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married.
This is the fifth in a series of seven Community Lectures at the University of Sunderland. The lectures are free to attend and are held at the Prospect building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s.
As well as the current monarchy’s reign coming under the spotlight, John Cannon also takes a journey into the past as he unravels the lives of King Charles I, King George III and King Henry VI.
John said: “I will be looking at the historic change of the monarchy and its status from as far back as the 9th Century. I will also look at how The Queen’s status dipped from a low during the 1980s when Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s relationship problems were in the public eye, to her popularity now being at a record high.
“I will also concentrate on the impact Scottish devolution could have if the country became independent of the monarchy.”
After John’s talk there are still two lectures to go, taking place on the University’s Sir Tom Cowie Campus on the banks of the River Wear.
August 1 – John Cannon – The Monarchy Revisited
August 15 – Laura Sole – Golden Age of Northumbria
September 5 – Dr Rebecca Williams Dinsdale – Resilience and dealing with adversity
The lectures start at 2.30pm and last about one hour. Please arrive at the Prospect Building between 2pm and 2.30pm to register before the lecture begins.
There is (Pay) parking in the grounds of the campus and St Peter’s Metro Station is within a few minutes walking distance.