The Hebden Bridge Lectures

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmHebden Bridge Town Hall • The Waterfront Hall • Bar/Café open at 6:30 PM

    Judith Weir was born into a Scottish family but grew up near London. She was an oboe player, performing with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and studied composition with John Tavener during her schooldays. She went on to Cambridge University, where her composition teacher was Robin Holloway; and in 1975 attended summer school at Tanglewood, where she worked with Gunther Schuller.

    In 2014 she was appointed Master of The Queen’s Music in succession to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. In January 2015 she became Associate Composer to the BBC Singers. Much of her music has been recorded and is available on the NMC, Delphian and Signum labels.

    Tickets are now on sale,  £10 – £8 concessions from  Hebden Bridge Town Hall - or from HB Lit & Sci • The Birchcliffe Centre • Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG. Please make cheques payable to HB Lit & Sci • Tel: 07860 164422


     

  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017
    7:30 pmHebden Bridge Town Hall • The Waterfront Hall • Bar/Café open at 6:30 PM

    Why medicine is about to undergo the biggest single change ever.

    Medicine is about to undergo the biggest single change there has ever been. No branch of medicine will be unaffected. This is medicine focused on the understanding of disease at the level of the molecule and the design of therapies at the level of the individual patient. It is called precision medicine.

    Professor Freemont is Head of Undergraduate Medical Education for Manchester Medical School. He is Professor of Osteoarticular Pathology at the University and previously held the post of Head of the School of Biomedicine.

    Tickets for individual lectures go on sale 4-5 weeks before the lecture date, price £10 – £8 concessions. On sale at Hebden Bridge Town Hall or from HB Lit & Sci • The Birchcliffe Centre • Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG. Please make cheques payable to HB Lit & Sci • Tel: 07860 164422


  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018
    7:30 pmHebden Bridge Town Hall • The Waterfront Hall • Bar/Café open at 6:30 PM

    Dr. Tom Mills - Lecturer in Sociology and Policy at Aston University, Birmingham

    Before he joined Aston University in 2016, he was a researcher at the University of Bath where he worked on the ESRC funded project, 'Understanding and Explaining Terrorism: Expertise in Practice'. Whilst at Bath he also completed his PhD research, examining how the collapse of social democracy and the rise of neoliberalism impacted on the BBC's organisational structure and culture; work which forms the basis of his book The BBC: Myth of a Public Service.   His work is centrally concerned with the ideas and practices of powerful groups and actors, and the social networks which influence policymaking.

    Tickets for individual lectures go on sale 4-5 weeks before the lecture date, price £10 – £8 concessions. On sale at Hebden Bridge Town Hall or from HB Lit & Sci • The Birchcliffe Centre • Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG. Please make cheques payable to HB Lit & Sci • Tel: 07860 164422


     

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmHebden Bridge Town Hall • The Waterfront Hall • Bar/Café open at 6:30 PM

    Melvyn is an author and broadcaster.

    William Tyndale was born around 1494 in Gloucestershire and educated at Oxford and Cambridge University where he became a strong supporter of church reform. He was ordained as a priest in around 1521 and returned to Gloucestershire to serve as a chaplain to a member of the local gentry. Tyndale's controversial opinions began to attract the attention of the church authorities. ©BBC

    PLEASE NOTE: The date of this lecture may be changed to another date in March

    Tickets for individual lectures go on sale 4-5 weeks before the lecture date, price £10 – £8 concessions. On sale at Hebden Bridge Town Hall or from HB Lit & Sci • The Birchcliffe Centre • Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG. Please make cheques payable to HB Lit & Sci • Tel: 07860 164422