Dr Martin Randall reports on Professor Shelley Saguaro’s Inaugural Lecture:
Professor Shelley Saguaro’s Inaugural Lecture was hugely successful in bridging the gap between the personal and the scholarly. Indeed, her memories of her academic life were also something of a plotted (no pun intended) history of the Humanities at the University of Gloucestershire. The lecture also provided the audience with a Feminist reading of a number of women writers whose work has influenced Shelley over the years and these careful literary analyses reminded the audience of the absolute centrality of Humanities critical thinking. And finally, Shelley offered a persuasive and illuminating discussion on the deep, and surprising, connections between plants and politics.
You can watch a podcast of Shelley’s lecture here: https://hml.glos.ac.uk/Play/1900