Posted: March 10, 2019

Ramsay Murray Lecture 2019

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Selwyn Ramsay Murray lecture will be given by Professor David Reynolds, speaking on ‘History: academic, personal and public’.


Professor Reynolds will explore some of the achievements of academic history today and also reflect on what can get lost if history becomes too ‘academic’.

David Reynolds is Professor of International History and a Fellow of Christ’s College. He’s the author of eleven books, and over the last few years he has published The Long Shadow (2013) – on the legacies of the Great War for the 20th century – and Transcending the Cold War (2016), a major international study of summitry in the 1970s and 1980s.

He has also written and presented thirteen historical documentaries for BBC TV, ranging across the international history of the 20th century.

The lecture will take place at 5.30pm on Friday May 10th, at The Arthur Goodhart Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge. No booking required.

If you require any further information, please contact: Christine McDonald, Selwyn College Alumni Office, 01223 335843 or email cmm95@cam.ac.uk.

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Lecture now available as audio, below: