The Burrows Lecture: past speakers have included Andrew Motion, Simon Lyster,
John Tusa, Margaret Drabble, Ruth Rendell, Shirley Williams and Sir Nikolaus
Our annual lecture
Richard Mabey at the Lakeside Theatre, Burrows Lecture 2013
The annual Burrows Lecture was established in 1966 as the result of a
gift from Major J H Burrows, Proprietor and Managing Director of the Southend Standard group of newspapers. In making his gift, Major Burrows
asked that each lecture be relevant to the county of Essex and be open not
only to members of the University community but the general public also.
Each year the lecture is delivered by a distinguished academic or author on
a subject linked to the historical or present-day life of Essex. Past speakers
have included Bruce Kent, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear
Disarmament, and authors Ronald Blythe, Richard Mabey and Margaret Drabble.
The most recent lecture
The 2013 Burrows Lecture was delivered by Richard Mabey, who talked
about the 'Edgelands of Essex'.
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