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So, here’s the thing…

Updated 15.01.2021

Wed 28 April 2021
Fri 18 June 2021

12:30 – 13:30



2021 sees the welcome return of ‘So, here’s the thing..’, a series of sessions providing University staff, students, and members of the public, with an opportunity to talk to an audience about something they are passionate or knowledgeable about.

Previous sessions enlightened and entertained by covering a wide range of topics including freedom of speech, eating disorders, firearms trafficking, public information films, screenwriting and the sociology of hair.

All sessions will be online and anyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday 28 April

In April (28th, 12.30pm to 1.30pm) Law graduate, Tom Warrender, will be telling us about how he achieved his present position as an equity partner who sits on the board of management at Wilson Browne Solicitors.

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Thursday 27 May

On 27th May (12.30pm-1.30pm) Hugh Davenport, Senior Lecturer, will be sharing his love for vinyl in ‘Vinyl is back, sort of?’.

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Friday 18 June

On 18th June (12.30pm-1.30pm) Rob Farmer, Learning Technology Manager will be teaching us how to play the game Go in ‘Go: the world’s oldest and best game’.

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Upcoming session topics include the impact of race in Higher Education and the secrets of Victorian cemeteries – dates to be announced.

Anyone can be a speaker – if you or someone you know would like to take centre stage then please contact


The safety of our guests is a priority at the University of Northampton, and as such we have cancelled all events that cannot be moved online. Where possible we have made it possible for guests to participate in events by virtual means and we continue to review the situation in line with Government guidance. We encourage you to check the University webpage ( or contact us on 01604 735500 if you have any questions or concerns.