4th May 2011
Two University of Sussex PhD students contribute to the Brighton Festival
The University of Sussex is an Associate Sponsor of the Brighton Festival, guest-directed this year by the celebrated Burmese politician and democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, who was freed by the Burmese military regime in 2010 after 20 years under house arrest.
As part of the festival, PhD student Paul Myles will give an illustrated talk on the life of the local revolutionary and founding father of the United States of America, Thomas Paine. Find out how Sussex society changed shaped his world-changing writing skills in Lewes. Thomas Paine in Lewes, The Old Courtroom, Brighton, Friday 27 May at 6pm.
During the Fringe Festival, PhD student and local historian Geoffrey Mead ,well known for his history walks through Brighton, will have three sets of guided walks looking at different historic areas of Brighton. This will include afternoon walks in Montpelier & Clifton Hill districts and evening walks in the city centre. Both start at St Nicholas Church. A third walk, in the afternoons, sets off from the Pavilion Gardens café, which is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. All walks emphasise the historical and geographical aspects of the city neighbourhoods – a core topic in the Landscape Studies BA in the University’s Centre for Community Engagement.