Sussex Literary Landscapes

Dr Geoffrey Mead SpeakerNet Sponsor


Region:
South East
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Local interest/professional
Fee:
Paid: £80 plus travel if needed
Category:
Humanities
Updated:
12th October 2020

Sussex is a county with a wealth of recorded comment, either prose or poetry, government report or travel accounts. By using quotes linked to images of the places described we move from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle through Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett, and Kipling on to Patrick Hamilton and Graham Greene's 'Brighton Rock'.

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About Dr Geoffrey Mead

I am an Associate Tutor with the Geography team at the University of Sussex where I thought I had retired...10 years ago! I specialise in the landscapes of SE England, in both urban and rural areas and I did my doctorate in the suburban growth of the interwar period. I taught adult education for nearly 30 years at Sussex where I worked in the Landscape Studies degree team and was Convenor for Local History. I give talks across SE England to a wide range of groups, from universities to local history societies, WI groups , U3A, Probus and Round Tables. I run weekly classes at local community centres. The most requested from my range of talks are those that combine social history, geography, geology and a 'sense of place'. I can adapt my talks to particular areas or interests.


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