Previous Lee Lectures

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Red Fortress: Behind the Scenes at the Kremlin
Catherine Merridale, joint winner of the 2013 Wolfson History Prize, gave the eighth lecture in this series on 26 February 2015. The lecture notes are available as a pdf file.

The Flesh is Weak: a History of Pain from the 1760s to the Present
Joanna Bourke, Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London,  gave the seventh lecture in this series on Thursday 1 May 2014 at 5.30pm in the Lee Hall.
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The Outbreak of the First World War
Professor Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's College Oxford, gave the sixth lecture in this series on Thursday 13 June at 5.30pm in the Lee Hall.
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Dickens and Shakespeare
Michael Slater, Emeritus Professor of Victorian Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, gave the fifth lecture in the series on Thursday 3 May 2012 at 5.30pm in the Lee Hall.
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Watching Prime Ministers
Peter John Hennessy, Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA, an English historian of government and formerly Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, gave the fourth lecture in the series on Thursday 12 May 2011, at 5.30pm in the Lee Hall.
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Looted art and its restitution: moral and cultural dilemmas for the twenty-first century
The third Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture was given by Professor Richard J Evans on Monday 7 June 2010, at 5.30pm in the Lee Hall. Professor Evans, who became Wolfson's fifth President in October 2010, is Regius Professor of Modern History.
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The changing map of Europe, 1909–2009
The second lecture in this series was given by Professor David Reynolds on Wednesday 27 May 2009 at 5.30pm in the Lee Hall.
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What is the state? The question that “will not go away”
Professor Quentin Skinner, Regius Professor of History at Cambridge, delivered the inaugural Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture in College on 24 October 2007. The Lee Hall was full to overflowing to hear a brilliant and scintillating lecture on ‘What is the state?’
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