Oxford Vice-Chancellor to speak in Adelaide

Wednesday, 13 September 2000

The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Dr Colin Lucas, will deliver a free public lecture at Adelaide University on Thursday 14 September (Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, 5.30pm). All are welcome.

Dr Lucas, who is touring Australia's leading universities, will speak on the topic: What are universities good for?

Dr Lucas is a distinguished historian and a specialist in the history of 18th century France, principally the French Revolution.

His research interests are in the Terror, revolutionary and popular violence, the causes of revolution and practices of democratic politics in situations of stress.

Dr Lucas did his undergraduate and postgraduate work at Lincoln College, Oxford, and went on to teach at Sheffield University and Manchester University before returning to his alma mater as fellow and tutor in Modern History at Balliol College.

From 1990 to 1994 he was Professor of History and Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.

He became Master of Balliol College in 1994 and has been Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University since 1997.

Dr Lucas holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Lyon-11 in France and is an honorary fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford.


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