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Professor Christina von Hodenberg on Newsnight

Monday July 20th

Professor Christina von Hodenberg appeared on BBC’s Newsnight on Friday to discuss the Greek bailout. Prof von Hodenberg discussed whether Germany has been portrayed as the ‘hard-man’ of Europe rather than its saviour

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.

Professor Amanda Vickery on Woman's Hour

Friday June 12th

Professor Amanda Vickery discusses La Traviata on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour. La Traviata is one of the most popular operas, its arias instantly recognisable and a production staple for opera houses across the world. Yet at its London premiere in 1856, La Traviata was denounced for bringing ‘the poetry of the brothel’ to the stage and unleashing uncomfortable truths upon Victorian society. Ahead of her new show for BBC 2, ‘La Traviata: Love, Death and Divas’ Prof Vickery discussed the opera and its origins.

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