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SBT Research Conversations

With Dr Paul Edmondson and special guests.

Free monthly talks offering an insight into a range of topics.

These sessions are an opportunity to find out more about the Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon-related research taking place at The Shakespeare Centre and in the wider world. The sessions comprise a thirty-minute presentation followed by up to thirty minutes for questions and discussion. No booking required, just turn up. All welcome. Chaired by Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research.

These events will take place at The Shakespeare Centre on the second Wednesday of each month (except April) from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Speakers announced two months in advance.

Wednesday 19th April, 5-6pm - Tara Hamling and Cathryn Enis (University of Birmingham), 'Shakespeare's Lost Domesticity and the Mulberry Trees of New Place.' 
Download - 'Shakespeare's Lost Domesticity and the Mulberry Trees of New Place.'

Wednesday 10th May, 5-6pm -  Ewan Fernie (University of Birmingham) and Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway and the University of Cambridge), 
Download - 'The Birthplace and Revolution'.

Wednesday 14 June from 5-6pm - Ella Hawkins, Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham) 
Download - 'Design for Shakespeare across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Collections'.

Wednesday 12 July from 5-6pm - Nick Leigh Birch, 'Stratford-upon-Avon’s ‘Fairy Queen'. 
Download - 'Stratford-upon-Avon’s ‘Fairy Queen'. 

Wednesday 9 August from 5-6pm - Jim Ranahan, 'Shakespeare's Advocate: Levi Fox, glimpsed through his archive'.
Download - 'Shakespeare's Advocate'

Wednesday 13 September from 5-6pm 'Stratford Salutes Sir Derek Walcott'.
Download - 'Stratford Salutes Sir Derek Walcott'.

Wednesday 11 October from 5-6pm - Debra Ann Byrd (Harlem Shakespeare Festival), Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey.
Download - 'Becoming Othello'

Wednesday 8 November from 5-6pm - Mairi Macdonald (former Head of Local Collections, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust), 'Stratford-upon-Avon wills prior to 1700'. 
Download 'Stratford-upon-Avon wills prior to 1700'


Wednesday 13 December from 5-6pm

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