Linacre Lectures

The Linacre Lectures are a high-profile public lecture series rooted in an ethos of interdisciplinary research. Linacre has hosted this event since 1991 where leading academics from around the world have been invited to share research with our College community and the wider University.

We are delighted to announce that this prestigious lecture series is returning in 2024, organised and led by Linacre fellows Trine Hass, Lena Vosding and Kristine Dyrmann.

The 2024 ‘Uncovering Women’s History’ lecture series aims to explore women’s empowerment and the contribution of women and other marginalised minorities across history. The lecture series will consist of four talks and each lecture has its own distinct focus covering themes from women in the German peasants’ war through medieval economic history and women’s position in current academia to modern black womanhood, coming together to form a robust examination of women’s history.

If you are interested, please book your free space here.


Previous Linacre Lecture themes have included:

·         ‘Disease and Environmental Change’

·         ‘Climate Governance Beyond the Nation State’

·         ‘The Unmaking of the English Landscape’

·         ‘Managing Water Resources, Past and Present’

·         ‘Globalisation, Globalism, Environments, and Environmentalism’

·         ‘The Peopling of Britain’: The Shaping of a Human Landscape

·         ‘Managing the Earth’

·         ‘Culture, Landscape and the Environment’

·         ‘Environments and Historic Change’

Many of the Linacre Lectures have been gathered into edited volumes published by the Oxford University Press and these titles include: Environments and Historical Change edited by Paul Slack; Globalisation, Globalism, Environments, and Environmentalism edited by Steven Vertovec and Darrell A. Posey and Managing the Earth Edited by James C. Briden and Thomas E. Downing