Bristol Diamond Jubilee Lecture

A public lecture, part of the city of Bristol’s celebrations for HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Professor Sir David Cannadine, historian

The lecture took place on Thursday 10 May 2012
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Sixty Years a Queen: The Diamond Jubilee in Historical Perspective

There have only been two Diamond Jubilees in recent times: Queen Victoria in 1897 and Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. This lecture compared and contrasted these two occasions, and in so doing tried to put this year's celebrations in a broader context.

The lecture is available to listen to by following the link below.

David Cannadine - 10 May

David CannadineDavid Cannadine is one of the UK’s leading historians, well-known for his commentary and writing on the history of modern Britain and the British Monarchy. His highly acclaimed 1999 book, The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, is just one of his many books on the social, cultural, economic and imperial history of Britain between 1800 and 2000. His many contributions to BBC Radio 4 include his recent series on the life of Winston Churchill and regular appearances on Point of View. As Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery, Cannadine recently contributed to and co-edited The Queen: Art and Image, a presentation of the images and portraits of Her Majesty, spanning the 60 years of her reign. Currently based at the University of Princeton, Cannadine has previously held academic posts at the Universities of Cambridge, Columbia and London.