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TV historian Dan Snow to formally open Hull History Centre

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Hull’s new History Centre is to be formally opened by historian and broadcaster Dan Snow on Monday 7 June.

A ceremony will take place at the History Centre in the morning where Dan Snow will unveil a plaque to mark the occasion. He will go on to deliver a public lecture on ‘The Importance of History’ at the Guildhall in the afternoon – with a live link on to a screen in the History Centre where more people can watch (read on for how to get tickets).

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Dan Snow is a regular contributor to the BBC1 One Show and has recently presented TV programmes on Britain’s naval history, and on the fall of Quebec in 1759.

His lecture will take place at the Guildhall at 2.15pm on Monday 7 June, and the live webcast can be viewed by members of the public at the History Centre. Tickets for both venues are free and available from the History Centre, Worship Street, Hull, tel: (01482) 300 300.

Dan Snow said: “Hull has a fascinating history so I’m really looking forward to visiting the impressive new Hull History Centre and making some discoveries in the archives.

“I’m sure the building itself is the envy of archivists everywhere, but I’ve been equally impressed by the way the way staff at the centre are making history exciting and accessible to people of all ages through the events and education sessions they run. Hull should be proud of this unique place.”

via Hull City Council : News and press releases.

Dan at the St Albans Festival

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Part of this year’s St Albans Festival will be a weekend celebrating the city’s part in the drafting of the Magna Carta.
On Sunday 13th June at 3pm , Dan will be doing a book signing at Waterstones and then later, at 7pm Dan will be talking about the Magna Carta at the Maltings Art Centre. Tickets for the talk are £20 and concessions are available.

An Audience with…

Friday, April 16th, 2010

If I’ve used my google-fu and basic deduction skills correctly, Dan will be appearing at this year’s Chestival during their series of “An Audience With…” talks.

The details from the Clive Conway Celebrity Productions site are as follows:

An Audience With Dan Snow
22nd June 2010
The historian, author and broadcaster, Dan Snow will be giving a talk about the history of the Royal Navy, to accompany the series currently going out on BBC2. Essentially it will explain why Britain became the world’s most powerful navy and the impact that had on Britain and the world

Dan also talks on his recently published book on the fall of Quebec in 1759, one of the decisive moments of British imperial history.

Further details from ChesterFestivals.co.uk:

Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
Child £5.00
Adult £10.00

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Contact phone no: 0845 241 7868
Contact via email here.

Please note that there doesn’t look to be any venue confirmed for this appearance yet and that the ticket prices could change – it’s probably a good idea to check out the Chester Festivals website closer to the time if you intend to go.

Dan Snow in talk about war hero at museum

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

From the Portsmouth News:
TV personality Dan Snow will turn his hand to lecturing when he speaks at the Royal Marines Museum.
The presenter will give a talk on the famous army commander James Wolfe, who led the British to victory over France at Quebec City in Canada in the 18th century.
He was killed during the battle at the city’s Heights of Abraham, but the victory allowed Britain to take control of Quebec and force the end of French rule in North America.
Mr Snow, who last year made a documentary about the history of the Royal Navy, will speak about the amphibious character of the battle on Monday, May 10 at 7pm.
Marketing manager Sandy Wilson said: ‘These sort of talks prove very popular and I’m sure the fact that Dan Snow is speaking will boost that.’
Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for children, and the talk is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets are available from the museum by calling (023) 9281 9385), or visiting marinesmuseum.co.uk.

Lecture at the Royal Marine Museum

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

10th May 2010 @ 7pm
Dan will be giving a lecture at the Royal Marine Museum on James Wolfe and Quebec. Tickets are £10, £6 for students.
Contact details can be found here to buy tickets.

Edit: According to the AboutMyArea website, Dan’s lecture will be titled “James Wolfe and Quebec:One of Britain’s Greatest Amphibious Assaults”.

Latest Dan News

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Dan will be appearing at the Daphne du Maurier festival in May. Details can be found here.

He also has series’ on the Norman invasion and the evacuation from Dunkirk in the pipeline.

Henley Literary Festival

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Dan will be appearing at the Henley Literary Festival on 4th October.

58 – Dan Snow

The Conquest of America

13.30

Town Hall

£5

‘History is the most exciting thing that has happened to anyone on this planet,’ says TV presenter and historian, Dan Snow, and you won’t take much convincing as you listen to his analysis of one of the most thrilling campaigns of the past. Dubbed ‘the history boy’, he has already presented three TV programmes on 20th century war and now goes further back in time to focus on the siege of Quebec. Writing about the battle on its 250th anniversary for his new book, Death or Victory: Wolfe, Quebec and the Birth of Empire has been a project dear to the heart of Snow, a Canadian citizen and son of veteran BBC journalist Sir Peter. Here he explains the almost impossible challenge posed by the daunting natural fortress and Native American tribes every bit as fearsome as the official enemy, the French. Snow is an inspiring speaker who has the gift of making warfare come alive in all its terror and glory. Book now to see a master at work.