‘Staycations’ are more popular than ever, with restrictions on foreign travel throughout the Covid-19 pandemic meaning more holidaymakers chose to stay in the country and visit British resorts.
But what does the future hold for the Great British seaside, and how have seaside resorts adapted over the years?
That’s the topic of the next event in our online public lecture series, which is showcasing BU research and expertise as part of the #ourBUstory campaign.
Beside the seaside: the past, present and future of the Great British seaside will take place on Thursday 24 March and run from 7pm – 8.30pm.
The event will explore the heritage of the British seaside, their heyday and decline, and the creative and cultural regeneration of resorts.
Our speakers are:
- Dr Anya Chapman, Principal Academic in Tourism Management
- Dr Duncan Light, Principal Academic in Tourism
- Dr Tim Gale, Principal Academic in Tourism Management
- Dr Sam Goodman, Associate Professor in English and Communication
There will also be a panel discussion and the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.
This event is the second in BU’s online public lecture series. Future events will explore topics including the wildlife of Poole Harbour, and how humans have adapted to crisis and disaster through the ages.