Global Lecture Series 2022: Extinction and Survival 
The Fate Of Communities – What Happened When The Coal Mines Closed

Monday 20 Jun 2022, 6.30pm (BST)

Virtual event

The theme for Durham University’s 2022 Global Lecture Series is Extinction and Survival with respect to communities, species, ideas and the cosmos.

Join us on Monday 20th June 2022 at 6.30pm via Zoom, for the third lecture in the series given by Professor Ray Hudson, Emeritus Professor in Durham University’s Department of Geography.  Professor Hudson co-authored, with Emeritus Professor Huw Beynon, The Shadow of the Mine: Coal and the End of Industrial Britain. Drawing on research for this book, he will look at how mining communities were formed and developed and what happened to mining communities when the last of the pits closed. Miners personified the age of industry and their fate tells us something about the ending of a way of life and, thus, about how the extinction and survival bipolarity plays out at the societal level.

The event will be hosted by Professor Rob Lynes CMG, Principal of Durham University’s Stephenson College.

The lecture and Q&A will be live-streamed on Zoom.


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Global Lecture Series 2022: The Fate Of Communities – What Happened When The Coal Mines Closed
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