Dr Larry Butler
Friday July 3rd
The School of History is sad to announce the sudden death of Dr Larry Butler (Reader Emeritus, University of East Anglia). Dr Butler taught Modern British and Imperial History in QMUL in the 1990s. He was a very popular teacher and an excellent colleague who will be greatly missed
Professor Tilli Tansey presents at the Society of Apothecaries
Tuesday June 23rd
Professor Tilli Tansey presents the Sir Hans Sloane Lecture to the Society of Apothecaries at Apothecaries’ Hall on 25th June. The lecture is entitled ‘Sir Henry Wellcome – A Sloane of our times’. The lecture is being held to coincide with the Bicentenary of the Apothecaries’ Act, which marked the start of medical professionalism.
Professor Amanda Vickery on BBC2
Friday June 19th
Professor Amanda Vickery presents La Traviata: Love, Death and Divas on BBC 2 on Saturday 20th June. Prof Vickery and Radio 3 presenter Tom Service reveal the extraordinary story behind the opera's first night in London and its scandalous heroine, the courtesan Violetta Valéry, whose dramatic life and tragic death were based on real-life characters and events.