Professor Ludmilla Jordanova will give Selwyn College's Ramsay Murray Lecture tonight, Friday, entitled ‘Heroism Revisited’.

The Ramsay Murray Lecture is an annual event organised by Selwyn College following a bequest from the late Lt Col Ramsay Murray, a loyal alumnus of the College who was resident at Selwyn during the 1930s.

Since the series began in 1994, a number of well-known academics have spoken at the event, including Sir Michael Howard, Sir Keith Thomas, Professor Roy Porter, Professor Ian Clark, Professor Lawrence Freedman, Baroness Onora O’Neill of Bengarve, Professor Niall Ferguson, Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, Professor David Cannadine, Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith and last year Professor Quentin Skinner, formerly Regius Professor of Modern History.

Chair in Modern History at King’s College London, Professor Jordanova has written widely about the cultural history of science and medicine, on gender and the family and on visual and material culture. She read natural sciences at New Hall, Cambridge and was previously the Director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge and also held positions at the University of Oxford, York, East Anglia and Essex. Professor Jordanova is a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.

The Lecture will be held at 5.30pm in Room LG19, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge. All are welcome. Admission is free.

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