‘Making England Great Again: Henry VIII and the Problems of Supremacy’

family of henry viii an allegory of the tudor succession

You are invited to the 14th Annual Alumni Lecture and Dinner on Saturday 22 June 2019, from 5 pm to 9 pm at Corpus Christi College.

This year’s lecture will be given by Dr Lucy Wooding (Lincoln College). She will be speaking on:

‘Making England Great Again: Henry VIII and the Problems of Supremacy’

Henry VIII’s reign and its legacy continues to divide historical opinion. He has over time been cast as tyrant and a puppet of faction, a Protestant and a Catholic, a strong ruler and a political liability. This lecture will discuss where the debate now stands, and evaluate just why he remains such a contentious figure, and what recent historical thinking might contribute to our understanding of Henry, his regime and Tudor England in general.

Tickets are £70. The Faculty will also be offering a limited number of tickets available at the reduced price of £45 for alumni who matriculated in 2006 or later. Ticket numbers are limited, and are likely to sell out quickly, so do book by Friday 7 June to ensure that your place is reserved. The event is open to spouses or partners.

You can book your tickets here


If you have any queries, please contact me either by telephone: (01865) 615024 or email: laura.spence@history.ox.ac.uk

We very much hope you will able to join us in June for what promises to be an enjoyable evening.