Chris Upton Memorial Lecture to be held at the Library of Birmingham

Updated on: 06/10/2017

Monday 6th November will see keen historians attend the Library of Birmingham for the second annual Chris Upton Memorial Lecture.

Dr Upton, who worked at Newman University in Birmingham for many years as a Reader in Local History had a keen interested in the History of Birmingham and wanted to ensure that members of the public had accessible information on the city’s history and were able to understand key points from the past. Dr Upton’s passion for history and sharing his findings still lives on at Newman University as colleagues continue his research.

The memorial lecture will celebrate the History of Birmingham and will include speakers such as George Demidowicz who will be speaking about Eureka Moments. Mr Demidowicz, from the University of Birmingham, was previously employed for 20 years as Head of Archaeology at Coventry City Council and worked with Dr Upton frequently whilst in this position.

Mr Demidowicz will speak of his Eureka moments when researching, his inspiration to discover the past and will be giving examples of his most exciting breakthroughs in his 40 years of research.

The lecture will take place at 17:30pm on the 6th November 2017, Room 101, Level 1, Library of Birmingham. Ticket availability is limited for the lecture, however, if you do wish to book a place you can do so by emailing

There will also be a presentation starting at 17:00pm from The National Archives who will be awarding the Library of Birmingham with their accreditation certificate.

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