CCHS Lecture Series

Past Lectures:

  • December 2020 from 6pm until 7pm:  Dr Terri Ochiagha, Lecturer in World Literatures in English at Royal Holloway:  “Introduction to Postcolonialism – Chinua Achebe and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness”. 
  •  December 2019, 4pm to 5.30pm:  How AI and Big Data Reshapes the Work – and Us presented by Kenneth Cukier, Senior Editor, The Economist
  • A Plastic Free World:  Monday 4th February 2019 – with A Plastic Planet co-founders:  Frederikke Magnussen and Siân Sutherland; creator of the Plastic Hakathon Dhruv Boruah, and packaging expert Ian Bates.
  • Mary Kenyon Memorial Lecture – Monday 5th November 2018:  Commemoration of the end of WWI.  Guest lecturer John Benstead, Associate Lecturer, University of East Anglia,  will be speaking on the history of Chelmsford and local area during this period.
  • Institue of Physics lecture:  The Edge of Time:  Frontier Measurements of Time and Frequency.  Thursday 18th October 2018, 4pm at CCHS.
  • Monday 15th January 2018, 6.30pm:  Emily Fraser, Special Assistant to the Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
  • Pinky Lilani CBE, DL, author, motivational speaker, food expert and women’s advocate.  Founder and chair of several awards recognising influential women and leaders, including the Women of the Future Awards and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards.
  • Dr Catherine Redford, Fellow at Hertford College, University of Oxford.  Dr Redford delivered a workshop and lecture to Year 12 AS students on  ‘Convicts, cobwebs and corpses: Great Expectations and The Gothic’.
  • Arabella Dorman Lecture – June 2016.  Arabella Dorman is an internationally renowned portrait painter and war artist.  She has painted many prominent figures and establishments in Britain from Commanders of Allied Forces in Europe to members of the Royal Family.  She has worked with British forces in Southern Iraq (2006) and Afghanistan (2009-2014) witnessing the unfolding drama of life in war-torn areas and more recently, with refugees in Lesbos (2015).
  •  An Evening of Exploration and Adventure with Alastair Humphreys, March 2016.  Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer and blogger, as well as the author of nine books including The Boy Who Biked the World and There Are Other Rivers: On Foot Across India. As well as expeditions such as cycling around the world, walking across India and rowing the Atlantic, Alastair was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of micro adventures, in which he encourages people to get outside, out of their comfort zone and head somewhere to which they have never been.
  • Rhythms of languages, Dr Claire Delle Luche, March 2016.  A taster lecture on how babies are sensitive to the rhythms of languages at 5 months, and how at 9 they already know quite a few rules of English sounds. Dr Claire Delle Luche (Language and Linguistics, Essex University).
  • ‘Hidden Love in The Last Man: Mary Shelley and Jane Williams’, Dr Catherine Redford, February 2016.  Catherine Redford is a Career Development Fellow at Hertford College, University of Oxford. After graduating with a degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, she went on to take her MA, for which she was awarded a Distinction, at Bristol University. She remained at Bristol for her doctoral research, writing a thesis entitled ‘Friendship and Community in Last Man Literature, 1806- 1833’. Between 2012 and 2014, she worked as a Lecturer in English at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, where she taught various papers covering the period 1660 to the present day.
  • Aspects of 20th Century Soviet History, Professor Peter Waldron (UEA), January 2016.
  • International Terrorism, Dr Lee Jarvis, Senior Lecturer in International Security (UEA), November 2015.
  • Marketing Taster Session, Dr Aanka Batta (Essex Business School), November 2015.
  • ‘The Politics of Avant-Garde Exhibition Design’, Dr Michael Tymkiw (Department of Philosophy and Art History Essex University), November 2015.