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The Industry of Anniversaries: Does the Past have a Future?

Date: 31 July 2014 Time: 5.00 pm

Venue: The Storey, Lancaster

Just why do we get so hung up on anniversaries? Why do so many of us find it important to remember all those milestones?

BBC North West Tonight presenter and producer Annabel Tiffin with Royal Mint research curator Joseph Payne will help examine the intriguing topic at a panel event at The Storey in Lancaster on July 31 at 5pm.

The special 'gown meets town' event is, fittingly, part of the University's 50th anniversary celebrations and has been organised by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Enterprise Team as an end of year event.

The panel also includes Professor Michael Hughes from the University's History Department and Professor Christopher May, from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Entitled 'Does the past have a future? The Industry of Anniversaries', the evening, the third of an annual series, will start with the panel sharing their experience of anniversaries, including the impact on the media's news agenda, anniversaries' social role and how business models have been built on such milestones.

This will be followed by a chance for the audience to share their views.

Professor May, who organised the event with Dr Corinna Peniston-Bird from the University's History Department, said: "We see anniversaries all around us but we seldom reflect on why they are always seem so appealing. That's what is going to be really interesting about this event - it's an opportunity to question why we are suckers for anniversaries."

For more information and to book your place (advised but not required) please contact Lindsey King at the email address below. >


Who can attend: Anyone


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Organising departments and research centres: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, FASS Enterprise Centre


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