University College Isle of Man‘s History & Heritage Public Lecture Series  aims to showcase new research in history and heritage, on the Isle of Man and further afield.

To keep up-to-date with the latest news, visit our Facebook page, or join our mailing list by emailing Dr Catriona Mackie.

Where possible, our lectures are recorded and are made available online after editing. Most of our lectures are also live-streamed through the UCM Facebook page.

A full house for Andrew Johnson's lecture
A full house for Andrew Johnson's lecture

The lectures take place on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm in the Main Hall at University College Isle of Man (note new location).

All are welcome to attend. Admission is free and no booking is required.

View videos of the 2015-2016 lectures

View videos of the 2016-2017 lectures

2017-2018 Public Lectures in History & Heritage

Click on the lecture titles for further information. You can also download the programme for the History & Heritage Lecture Series 2017-18.

27 September 2017
Dr Gudrún Sveinbjarnardóttir (University College London)
The early settlement of Iceland: archaeology and the written record

18 October 2017
Sue King
'Evenings of Wonder': circuses on the Isle of Man in the nineteenth century

15 November 2017
Dr Peter Davey (University of Liverpool)
The monastic church of St Mary of Rushen: archaeology, architecture and function

13 December 2017
Dr Mike Hoy (University of Huddersfield)
Votes for Women: the House of Keys Election Act, 1881

17 January 2018
Dr Richard Fletcher (University College London)
The Vultur: a hidden valley in Italy

31 January 2018
Professor Peter Edge, Oxford Brookes University
Taking the Long View on LegCo: Reforming the Council, 1417-2018

21 February 2018
Prof. Sir David M. Wilson
Manx crosses of the tenth-century Scandinavian settlement

21 March 2018
Leah Jamieson
Refused Refuge: Britain and Jewish Immigration in the 1930s & 1940s

18 April 2018
Stacey Astill (University of Liverpool)
Stalag loopy, stalag mad: mental and physical health in European Prisoner of War Camps, 1939-1945

For more information, visit: