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BU Lecture Takes Closer Look at Preserving History

Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth The way in which museums capture and preserve our history is the subject of special lecture scheduled for Bournemouth University later this month.

On Thursday 26 October Professor Stuart Davies will focus on ‘Museums: Society’s flexible friends’ during the second event in the BU Lecture Series themed “It’s a Wonderful World”.

Professor Davies will speak at 5.30pm in the Allsebrooke Lecture Theatre on the University’s Talbot Campus, with tea served prior to the lecture.

Admission is free.

Professor Davies, the former Director of Research and Strategic Development at the Museums and Libraries Association, was recently named a Visiting Professor by Bournemouth’s School of Conservation Sciences.

His lecture comes during the week when the town will host the national Museums Association annual conference (October 23-25) and the University hosts the first ever UK conference for Museums Masters students (October 25).

The BU Lecture Series enjoyed an ‘explosive’ start in September with a lecture by leading volcanologist, Professor Nick Petford.

The series continues on November 30 when BU Professor Timothy Darvill and Professor Geoffrey Wainwright present ‘Beyond Stonehenge,’ a radical and festive new interpretation of the eponymous monument, by two of the worlds' leading experts on landscape archaeology and the history of the site.

Admission to the BU Lecture Series is free but pre-booking is requested by telephoning (01202) 961033 or emailing

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