Every year Royal Holloway holds a number of public events, lectures and seminars; in 2020 and 2021 many of these have been held online. You can watch recordings of some of our past online lectures here.
The Queen's Gambit: Meghan, The Media and the future of the Monarchy
Centre for the Study of Modern Monarchy panel discussion, chaired by Anna Whitelock, Professor of the History of Monarchy
- Ayesha Hazarika, broadcaster, journalist and political commentator, and former political adviser to senior Labour Party politicians
- Graham Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Republic, which calls for the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of an elected head of state
- Jennie Bond, former BBC royal correspondent
- Dr Ed Owen, historian and author of ‘The Family Firm. Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-53’
- Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child health
Department of Biological Sciences Jack Pridham Lecture 2020
Dr Elizabeth Whittaker, Senior Clinical Lecturer in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology at Imperial College London
Reassuringly children usually experience mild or limited symptoms when infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. However the pandemic has impacted greatly on child health in other ways, nationally and internationally, including affecting education, vaccine delivery, mental health and emotional and social wellbeing. It is crucial that as the pandemic continues these areas are addressed to prevent a long term effect on this generation.
Treasured Objects from Bedford College
The art collections hold many items relating to the history of Bedford College, one of the two institutions which now make up Royal Holloway, University of London. At this event, Dr Laura MacCulloch, the Curator at the university, looks at some of the most treasured objects from Bedford and explores the stories behind them.
Sexual relations as international relations
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Laura Sjoberg from the Department of Politics and International Relations, explores the co-constitution of the state and sex in global politics, arguing that the generation state borders and the people who inhabit them – indeed the state itself - cannot be fully understood without reference to sex acts and sexual relationships.
Building on feminist and queer theorizing and using examples from dynastic marriage treaties to contemporary refugee law, the talk shows how international relations are sexual and sexual relations are international relations.