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Lecture, Thu 14 Sep 2017, free entry


Fleet Way,
Old Fletton,

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This lecture, by Jeremy Black MBE, will consider the long-term development of mapping, beginning with the Romans, continuing with the mediaeval period, through into the early modern period.

Jeremy studied at Queens' College Cambridge, St John's College, Oxford, and Merton College, Oxford, before joining the University of Durham, in 1980, as a lecturer. There, he gained his PhD and his professorship in 1994. He joined Exeter University, as Established Chair, in History in 1996.

He is the author of over ninety books, including “Visions of the World: a History of Maps” (2003) and “Metropolis: Mapping the City” (2015).

He is also an advisor to the Royal Mail on stamp design and he was awarded an MBE in 2000 for his work on the 1999 stamps. This involved selecting the topics, which covered British history, writing briefings for the stamp designers, and writing the text for the presentation packs.

He has lectured extensively in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Denmark and Slovenia.

10.45am – Noon (coffee from 10.15am)

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 14 Sep 2017 10:45 to 12:00


Free entry

Donations Welcome.


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Map reference: TL 196968  Lat: 52.55589 Long: -0.23731

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