Talk by Professor Jeremy Black

September 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Reed Hall Upper Lounge
Streatham Campus
Mike Aspray
01884 242606

Professor Jeremy Black has been Established Chair in History at the University of Exeter since 1996. He is a prolific author, writing on a wide range of topics, including maps and history, why wars happen, history of the British Isles, and rethinking military history.

For us as alumni and ex-staff, probably his most interesting book is City on the Hill: A Life of the University of Exeter, which was published in 2015 to mark the university’s diamond jubilee (60 years since it received its Royal Charter). It is packed full of beautiful imagery. The author has also drawn on a range of sources, from archive material to personal recollections of staff and students, past and present. You can follow the book launch, and spot one or two of our members, at:

The programme is as follows: (but please note that access to the Upper Lounge is only by the stairs)

10.30 am – Arrival, coffee, welcome

11.00 am – Professor Black to talk on the history of, and life at, the University during the 1950s, 60s and early 70s (based on his book – see above)

11.30 am – Questions

11.45 am – End

Attendance is free of charge.  Afterwards, those wishing to do so can move to the Reed Hall restaurant for lunch.

His book is available for purchase at a 30% discount – follow the link on the booking page.

This event has been organised with the help of the Alumni Office. Also coming to the meeting will be a large group of alumni from other parts of the country who will be visiting Exeter in early September.

To book for this meeting two steps are required:

  1. Book online for the meeting by going to: and then clicking where it says registering online and completing the form. As soon as you have registered you will receive confirmation by email.
  1. Also contact our organiser (Mike Aspray) to tell him you are coming to the meeting, and tell him whether you will be staying on for lunch. Mike Aspray: or 01884 242 606.


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