Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lecture

The Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lecture is held in association with Hughes Hall

In 2000, as a result of a benefaction, Hughes Hall, Cambridge, instituted an annual lecture (to be given in the Easter Term) in memory of Dr Kathleen Hughes, who at her death in 1977 was Reader in Celtic Studies in this Department. The lecture-series is dedicated to mediaeval Celtic history and the inaugural lecture was given by Professor David Dumville. The Hughes Memorial lectures are organised and published jointly by Hughes Hall and the Department.

Copies of the Hughes Memorial Lectures

To order copies of the Hughes Memorial Lectures, as published, please go to the publications section of this website.

Previous Hughes Memorial Lectures

Hughes Memorial Lecture 2010

The 2010 Lecture was given by Professor Marie Therese Flanagan, Professor of Medieval History at Queen’s University, Belfast on 26th April at Hughes Hall. The subject was Reform in the twelfth-century Irish Church: a revolution of outlook?

Hughes Memorial Lecture 2009

The 2009 Lecture was given by Dr Colmán Etchingham, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, on Monday 27 April at Hughes Hall. Dr Etchingham’s lecture is entitled The Irish monastic town: is this a valid conecpt?

Hughes Memorial Lecture 2008

The 2008 Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lecture was delivered by Dr Oliver Padel, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of ASNC, on Monday 28 April in the Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall. The title of the lecture was “The Bodmin Manumissions: Slavery in Saxon Cornwall“.

Hughes Memorial Lecture 2007

The 2007 Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lecture was given by Dr Paul Russell, Department of ASNC, University of Cambridge, on Monday 30 April at 5.45pm in the Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall. The title of the lecture was ‘Read it in a glossary’: glossaries and learned discourse in medieval Ireland ‘.