Tag Archives: Manchester

It’s more than reading and writing

The literary influences which shaped my writing are varied – from the weekly cliff hanger in the schoolgirl comics of my childhood to the great ladies of detective fiction – Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. I … Continue reading

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Tristram and Michael in conversation about Friedrich, HS2 and other things Manc

Michael Wood gave his inaugural lecture, or more accurately, inaugural conversation on the broad topic “Victorians, Manchester and the Importance of History in Public Culture”. The member of the audience who complained that he was expecting a lecture on what … Continue reading

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‘We keep being told “we’re all in this together”. But it remains boom-time for the people at the top.’ Owen Jones

Owen Jones, The Independent columnist, political commentator and author of Chavs:The Demonization of the Working Class, presented the Fourth Frow Lecture, organised by the Working Class Movement Library, on 4 May 2013. Owen Jones, brought up in nearby Stockport, an … Continue reading

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It’s not all about Abe: the uncelebrated activists of the anti-slavery movement

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To Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. ‘As citizens of Manchester, assembled at the Free-Trade Hall, we beg to express our fraternal sentiments towards you and your country. We rejoice in your greatness, as an outgrowth of England, whose … Continue reading

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The trouble with bridges: people walk all over them

David Miliband 7 March, 2012, at the University of Manchester It was standing-room only, in a buzzing lecture theatre at the University of Manchester, when David Miliband spoke to PolSoc students as part of a tour of universities to support … Continue reading

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David Miliband in conversation with David Haslam, Mechanics Institute, Manchester, January 25 2012

Vibrant, vital, attractive and smart. Well, I have to confess to plagiarising Hillary Clinton, but I could only agree with her assessment of David Miliband as he deftly answered some tricky questions from author and DJ Dave Haslam, including the … Continue reading

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