Leading Orangeman to speak at University of Huddersfield
Mar 2 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A LEADING Orangeman will speak at the University of Huddersfield this week.
Dr David Hume is the latest person to take part in the university’s New Perspectives on Britishness seminars.
The director of services at the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland will speak at George Buckley Lecture Theatre at 5.30pm on Thursday.
Senior politics lecturer Dr Andrew Mycock has organised the event.
He said: “The Orange Order argues that its view of Britishness is founded on loyalty to the Protestant faith and the monarchy and that Orange parades following traditional routes are a celebration of this heritage.
“But their critics suggest that such parades are triumphalist and a celebration of bigotry rather than heritage.
“Dr Hume will be discussing what Britishness means to members of the Orange Order. He will also consider how the recent peace process in Northern Ireland has influenced debates about religion and citizenship.
“Dr Hume will provide a fascinating insight into dynamics of Britishness that draws on a shared past to provide a distinctive understanding of the present.”
To book a free place at the seminar call Jodie Matthews on 01484 471 455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.