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Mountain Legacies: An Afternoon of Talks, with ‘Mountains in Mind’, an Exhibition of the Works of Susan Dobson

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

21/05/201411/06/2014

Please join us at the Lit & Phil, in Newcastle, on 21 May 2014 for a celebration of Britain’s mountaineering heritage.

Speaker Event, 2-5pm:
Professor Simon Bainbridge (Lancaster University) ‘British Romanticism and the Invention of Mountaineering’
Dr. Jonathan Westaway (UCLAN) ‘“A Banner with a Strange Device”: The Legacy of Longfellow’s Poem Excelsior’
Dr. Penelope Bradshaw (University of Cumbria) ‘“Living at Our Full Compass”: Michael Roberts and the Poetry of Mountaineering’
Dr. Abbie Garrington (Newcastle University) Response to the Speakers
Chair: Dr. Chris Donaldson (Lancaster University)

Exhibition, ‘Mountains in Mind’ by Susan Dobson, 5-7pm:
Within the Lit & Phil’s main reading room, Susan’s paintings, drawings and journals from many expeditions (in the Himalayas, Dolomites and the Lake District) will be shown alongside selected items from the Lit & Phil’s collection of mountaineering and travel books. We invite you to have a glass of wine and explore amongst the book stacks. ‘Mountains in Mind’ will remain on display until 11 June.

Both events are open to the public and free to attend. To book places, or for further information, please contact the Lit & Phil:
http://www.litandphil.org.uk/

This event is being co-organised by Dr. Chris Donaldson and Dr. Abbie Garrington, with the financial support of Lancaster and Newcastle universities, and the collaboration of Kay Easson at the Lit & Phil.