Affiliated Courses

  • HIS 325: History of the British Isles to 1606
  • HIS 326: History of the British Isles 1606-1919
  • HIS 374/574: Hisotry of the British Empire since 1790
  • HIS 382: History of the British Isles since 1919
  • ENG 303: Medieval Literature
  • POL 345: European Politices

Events

Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespear
Directed by Janet Haley

October 30, 31, November 1, 6, 7, 8
UM-Flint Theatre

Romeo and Juliet risk their lives to marry in secret, as the ancient grudge between their families ignites passionate actions of destructive violence. The UM-Flint Theatre stage will be transformed in a new way to thrust the play’s “violent delights” and their “violent ends” in explosive new ways for our audience.

*Bring your ticket stub or program to the History Department to recieve a Wyatt passport stamp

Tickets are $8.00 for students and $10 for the general public


London Pub Sing with Mr. Meredith
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 5:30-9:00pm
Churchill's Food and Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw Street

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED (please contact the History Department to register)

Derived from the music hall tradition, London is famous for its pub sing-alongs.   As a piano player calls out the tunes, the whole pub joins in singing the familiar refrains and choruses in an avalanche of music and good cheer.   Mixing old standards, Cockney ballads, WWII anthems, West End hits and current pop favorites, the tradition features well-loved songs from London’s past and present.  Once a staple across the city, it is now featured in only a handful of pubs like the famous Coach and Horses of Soho.  Don’t worry if you don’t think you know the songs- we will teach you!  Don’t worry if you are a bad singer- there is no such thing in a sing-along!   Come join us at Churchill’s pub for a night of tradition, humor, spirited singing and a bloody good time!   
Our leader for the sing-along is “Mr. Meredith”, a London pianist and cabaret entertainer who is an expert on the tradition.   Mr. Meredith studied music, drama and dance at Birmingham University and has since worked in all three fields, particularly through cabaret.   His love affair with sing-along goes way back, having sung and played piano for most of his life.   He has been ‘bashing the keys’ at the Coach and Horses for 8 years, holds  a WWII themed sing-along at the George Tavern every Sunday and performs for many private and corporate events.   In 2013, he took a sing-along show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it received 5 star reviews:  

“Mr M keeps the spirits high throughout, generating a wave of bonhomie from the sheer pleasure of a room united in song that he surfs with finesse” Time Out

“Singalong? Yes, yes, yes! Honestly, Mr Meredith and his organ should be available on the NHS such is the pure, unadulterated, joy that they provide.” The Girl With The Edinburgh Tattoo

“I loved this sing-a-long show so much I’ve since been back for a second time...Everyone was singing along. Even me. And it wasn’t just the drink.” Scotsgay