Event title:

Culture Cafe - 'Distant-Water Trawlerman: William Oliver, 1884–1959'

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
11:00 - 13:00
Allam Lecture Theatre
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Culture Café - Hull: Culture, History, Place - Series 2 

The second series of talks celebrating the University of Hull's new book written for the City of Culture year and published by the Liverpool University Press. The book is a celebration of this unique city's past and present. Telling the story of Hull from the earliest settlement on the muddy banks of the river, through civil war rebellion, maritime success and the trauma of the Second World War to post-war resilience and recovery, this book shows how and why Hull has been a place of significance and success over many centuries.

Title: 'Distant-Water Trawlerman: William Oliver, 1884–1959'

Speaker: Professor David J. Starkey, Professor in Maritime History, University of Hull

Date: Saturday 03/03/2018

Venue: University of Hull, Business School, Allam Lecture Theatre

Time: 11am – 1pm


William Oliver was a skipper in Hull's distant-water trawl fishery from 1906 to 1939. The daily logs and diaries he kept during that period offer valuable personal insights into this highly significant business, how it changed during one practitioner’s lifetime, and what it was like working aboard a trawler in distant waters, as well as living ashore with a wife and family of ten children. Drawing upon these fascinating  sources, this talk not only sheds light on William Oliver's career in an extreme occupation, but also reveals much about life in Hull during the first half of the twentieth century.

Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.

Enquiries: Jackie McAndrew

Email: opencampus@hull.ac.uk

Telephone: 01482 466585


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