University College Library
Local History Seminars
This is a long-running public seminar series run by the Department of History, convened by Dr Richard Gaunt (Associate Professor in British Political and Electoral History). All students, academic staff, and the general public are welcome. The seminars offer an opportunity for public discussion of local history topics with specialist talks from visiting speakers and University of Nottingham academics.
We're pleased to return to in-person seminars this year. Please observe Covid-19 precautions.
A fee of £5 will be taken on the door.
We are in the usual room A18-19 in Lenton Grove.
Saturday 8 January
'Battle of the Flames' with author, David Needham
The story of Nottinghamshire’s fight for survival during the Second World War is based upon eye witness accounts from people interviewed for the book, Battle of the Flames. These have been interwoven with information from documents detailing the air raids on the county. The actions of the civil defence and the fire service are described in detail, in relation to the Nottinghamshire raids and also when they went to the aid of others, in London, Coventry, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.
Some of the photographs used, came from interviewees personal albums. Various ‘then’ and ‘now’ illustrations help bring those bygone times to life.