We are excited to announce a series of free Lunchtime Lectures around our theme for this year, GHT: Beside the Sea.
Although the doors to GHT are shut, we will be recording and live streaming these talks for you to enjoy from wherever you are on Fridays at 12:30. You can still grab a sandwich and enjoy presentations and lively discussion on fascinating topics by researchers, academics and historians.
Look out on this page and our socials for links and newly uploaded content every Friday.
In this talk, Dr Stephanie Jones explores the importance of the sea to women writers, looking at an eclectic range of stories and poems from across the world, and across history.
Dr Lilian Hobbs: Exploring the Moon
Join local astronomer Lilian Hobbs FRAS for a closeuplook at the moon through her telescope. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the interesting features on the moon.
Prof Robert Marsh: Our Connected Ocean
Prof Bob Marsh will explore how ocean currents convey worldwide a range of material (pumice, seaweed, icebergs, plastics), starting with Southampton Water to the Arctic. Join us for a whistle-stop world tour taking in the tropics and Southern Ocean – mixing science and storytelling!
This talk by ‘a space’ arts and GHT director, Daniel Crow will provide a fascinating insight into the £3.1m refurbishment project and transition of God’s House Tower from empty ancient monument to Southampton’s newest arts and heritage venue.
When Titanic foundered in April 1912, the world’s focus was on the tragedy of the passengers who lost their lives. Author Julie Cook’s book, The Titanic and the City of Widows it Left Behind, focuses on another group of people – the widows and children of the crew who perished on board. In this talk Julie chats with ‘a space’ arts director, Daniel Crow and GHT venue manager, Hannah Preston about her research, her family connections to the ship and her newly published book.
In the second half of the 15th century England’s aristocracy tore itself apart in a series of bitter conflicts known collectively today as the Wars of the Roses. Julian Humphrys tells the story of this turbulent period in our history and brings to life the stories of some of the fascinating characters who lived, fought and died in it.
Dr Fraser Sturt and Dr Crystal El Safadi guide you through this illustrated talk exploring our changing relationship with the sea, and the sea’s changing relationship with us, through time. We’ll explore how this shapes our understanding of the world and developments in human society using examples from the archaeological record.
Using materials, photographs and documents found in Southampton’s archives, Dr Nazneen Ahmed unearths stories of the unheard voices of BAME communities living, visiting and working in Southampton before the 20th Century.
The versatile design of shipping containers has inspired architects to use them in interesting ways as affordable housing and commercial spaces around the world. In this talk Cara shows how these versatile units have been used around the world for housing and events and has even created her own flexible model village of cardboard containers and shows you how to replicate this at home.