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Culture Cafe - 'Hull: the origins and medieval development of a major European port and town'

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Saturday, January 6, 2018
11:00 - 13:00
Wilberforce LT2
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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: 'Hull: the origins and medieval development of a major European port and town', (covering the first chapter of the book and the rescheduled talk from the first series).   

Speaker: Dr David H Evans, Retired County Archaeologist, Freelance writer, researcher and lecturer specialising particularly in urban archaeology and local history. Editor of the East Riding Archaeologist.

Date: Saturday 06/01/2018

Venue: Wilberforce Building, Lecture Theatre 2, University of Hull

Time: 11am – 1pm


Settlement in the area began as early as the later prehistoric era, but it was the emergence of the port of Wyke during the later 12th century which was to mark the first major milestone in Hull’s development. The spectacular growth and strategic importance of this port prompted Edward I to acquire it and develop it into the King’s Town. Within the space of 300 years, Hull was to emerge as the second most important port on England’s east coast, with major European trading links, and as one of the three major towns in medieval Yorkshire.

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

Enquiries: Jackie McAndrew

Email: opencampus@hull.ac.uk

Telephone: 01482 466585



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