Lincoln Leads Seminar 5: What is Historical Truth?

Dr. Lucy Wooding, Lynn Shepherd, Heather Mann
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17:00 - 19:00
Lincoln College
Turl Street
Venue details

Oakeshott Room

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Lectures and seminars
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Disabled access?
Booking required

Welcome to the Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2018.

The fifth seminar in the series explores the question:
What is Historical Truth?

All tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. All welcome.

Dr. Lucy Wooding (Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford)
Lynn Shepherd (Novelist)
Heather Mann (DPhil. History)

When: Thursday, 15th February, 5.45 – 7pm. Wine Reception from 5pm
Where: Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College, Turl St, Oxford
Chair: Emily Glassford (DPhil. History)
Organiser: Paul Stephens, MCR Academic Representative ( )


The Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2018 takes place on Thursday evenings during Hilary term at Lincoln College, Oxford. Each panel features an Alumnus/na, a Fellow, and a Student of the College, who will respond to a topical question linked to their research or professional experience. Following a wine reception at 5pm, each seminar will start at 5.45pm, culminating in a lively Q&A session. We have a fantastic group of panellists scheduled for the series, who aim to invite non-specialist audiences into their spheres of expertise. We therefore hope that you are eager to join them in conversation, and learn more about the exciting and diverse research connected to Lincoln.

Please see below for further details of our speakers:

Dr. Lucy Wooding is a Langford Fellow and Tutor in History at Lincoln College. She completed her BA and DPhil in History at Magdalen College Oxford, and she held teaching posts at Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London before coming to Lincoln in 2016. Her research centres on the English Reformation and the political, religious and cultural transformations which English society experienced between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. She has published works on early modern religious identity and Henry VIII, and she is now working on a book for Yale University Press entitled ‘Tudor England’. The book aims to integrate political and religious history with insights derived from social and cultural history to offer more provocative approaches to such themes as material culture, landscape and performance.

Lynn Shepherd read English at Lincoln College during the 1980s, returning for a DPhil in 2003. She has been a freelance author since 2000 and specialises in what she terms ‘literary mysteries’, offering a combination of literary fiction, mystery and crime. She has published four novels, drawing inspiration from the lives and works of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Percy and Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. In addition to her novels, she also published an academic book on Samuel Richardson and worked in PR for Guinness, where she created the ‘Water of Life’, a worldwide humanitarian and environmental initiative that has provided clean water for millions of people in Africa.