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March 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Non-fiction

Reading the Environment, Then and Now

Professor Susan Oliver
Professor Susan Oliver


Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Booking required

Susan Oliver looks at how British and North American authors in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries drew attention to a range of changing environmental conditions, then compares their writing with literatures of environmentalism today. Professor Oliver explores different kinds of writing, including poetry, fiction and journalism, to show how vocabularies and generic form shape the ways that we conduct our relationship with the non-human world.

Part of the University’s Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series 2019-2020

This is a free event but booking is required.

To book tickets call 01206 873270 or email events@essex.ac.uk

Please note the room for this event has changed to Lakeside Theatre. This is still on campus at University of Essex.

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Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
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Accessibility at Lakeside Theatre

Disabled customers who require a carer are entitled to one complimentary ticket with their ticket purchase.

Wheelchair Users

Customers who require a wheelchair space are requested to let the Box Office know as far in advance of a production as possible. We are fully accessible from the main entrance. We have an accessibility lift to all floors and we can accommodate up to 4 wheelchair users in the main auditorium and 2 in the studio. There is limited disabled parking at the stage door for Blue Badge holders, please let us know in advance if you require it by calling 01206 873288 or emailing arts@essex.ac.uk. The Valley Road car park opposite Lakeside Theatre has disabled parking bays for Blue Badge Holders. There is a distance of 50 metres on a slight hill between the car park and the theatre entrance.

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We welcome Assistance Dogs at all performances, please inform us when booking. An infrared enhancement system is available in the main auditorium at all performances. Our system is suitable for use with a hearing aid with a T setting. Please let us know of any requirements you or anyone in your party may have. We will do all we can to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. For more information about access at Lakeside Theatre please email arts@essex.ac.uk or call our office on 01206 873261.