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Free lunchtime lectures

Press release issued: 22 September 2003

Tomorrow sees the start of two free lunchtime public lectures.

Tomorrow sees the start of two free lunchtime public lectures at which Bristol University academics talk about the links between physical and psychological health, and the Matthew of Bristol.

The interactive talks, organised by the University’s Public Programmes Office, take place at the Centre for the Deaf, Main Hall, 16-18 King Square, Bristol, on Tuesdays from 1 to 2 pm.

The first lecture [September 23] by John Barrett, experimental psychologist, entitled Breakfast and brains, discusses the connections between healthy eating and healthy brains.  

On September 30, economic historian, Dr Evan Jones, will talk, for the first time, on new discoveries about both the later history of the Matthew and about the port of Bristol’s ‘discovery era’ (1497-1508).  His lecture is entitled The Matthew of Bristol and the 1497 Voyage to North America.

No pre-booking is necessary and members of the audience are welcome to bring their sandwiches. 

Dr Evan Jones specialises in late medieval – early modern maritime history, particularly in relation to Bristol. His is currently engaged in the reconstruction of the smuggling networks of early modern Bristol and is also preparing a book entitled The Smuggler’s City: Bristol in the Sixteenth Century.

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