About the Ian Dyck Memorial Lectureship
Ian Dyck was a longtime member of the Department of History who sadly passed away in 2007. He was known to many in our community as an inspired teacher, a valued colleague, and a dear friend. Among British historians, Ian was best known for his definitive work on the radical reformer William Cobbett and for his commitment to recover the lost histories of rural English labourers. In Ian's memory a Visiting Lectureship was established with the support of Ian's friends, family and other donors.
Now in its fifth year, the Ian Dyck Lectureship has become an important event in the life of the History Department. The lecture provides a public forum to showcase important new research in British social and cultural history and a chance for our undergraduate and graduate students to be mentored in research fields that Ian cared deeply about.