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Formby High School - Spring Lectures

A series of free talks at Formby High School with University of Liverpool Continuing Education department.

Formby High Sprinh Lectures LiveContinuing Education often works in partnership with a number of the City of Liverpool’s cultural institutions to provide free talks and workshops throughout the year.

Starting on the 1 March with Dr Kate O'Leary and an Introduction to Shakespeare's World.

Formby High School - Spring Lectures
All talks will take place at Formby High School, Merseyside, L37 3HW

An Introduction to Shakespeare's World
Wednesday 1 March, 7-8pm

Dr Kate O’Leary

This lecture provides an introduction to the study of Shakespeare. We will look at the time in which Shakespeare lived and how politics, religion and other major social changes affected his writing. We will explore the theatres in which he worked, how actors performed on stage, what costumes they wore and what audiences loved to see!

We will also look at the number of plays that Shakespeare wrote and why some are performed more than others. By bringing the world of Shakespeare alive, we will see how important a figure he was, and still is, today.

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Archaeology on the Sefton Coast
Thursday 30 March, 7-8pm

Dr Rob Philpott

From prehistoric footprints to the lifeboat station, the Sefton coast’s rapidly changing shoreline and shifting dunes have produced a range of finds and sites of interest to archaeologists. Finds show that people have been living and working on and near the coast for thousands of years. This talk will look at some of these recent discoveries and will show how archaeologists record and interpret them.

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A Brief History of Gravity
Thursday 27 April, 7-8pm

Stephen Hughes

Newton’s law of gravitation successfully accounted for many phenomena in the solar system. Einstein developed an improved theory of gravity called general relativity to overcome the inconsistencies with Newton’s theory. Despite the success of general relativity, the origin of the universe and black holes are not fully explained by this theory. A new theory of gravity is expected to provide the missing details and would be regarded as the ultimate achievement in physics. This lecture explores aspects of these three periods of the history of gravity.

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