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So, here’s the thing…

Updated 15.01.2021

Fri 19 February 2021
Wed 28 April 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.

Friday 19 February

The first session takes place on 19th Feb (12.30pm to 1.30pm). Nick Dimmock, from the University’s research support team, will be sharing his love for the EC comics of the 1950s.

Find out more and register:

Thursday 18 March

The following month (18th March, 12.30pm to 1.30pm) Professor Shân Wareing (Deputy Vice Chancellor) will be talking about training for a half marathon.

For further details and registration:

Wednesday 28 April

And 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.

Learn more and register:


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




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