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JB Priestley lecture part of first University of Bradford's 'Day school' series in 2012

5 March 12

The legacy of JB Priestley, Bradford-born author of international renown, will be celebrated this month at the University of Bradford.

The University's School of Lifelong Education and Development will host the JB Priestley Society AGM and public lecture on Saturday 10 March, as part of its Day Schools public programme.

The public lecture will take a broad based view of J.B. Priestley's contribution to the histories of British theatre, and will be hosted by Professor of Drama, Maggie Gale from the University of Manchester. The AGM will be for society members only, but the lecture is open to all for a small fee.

This event is part of a series of Saturday Day Schools hosted by the University which this year includes, 'Representing Bradford in Words and Pictures' and 'The Ballet Russes: Diaghilev and the Yellow Piano'.

Paul Jennings, Lecturer in History at the University of Bradford, and organiser of Day Schools said: "J B Priestley was Bradford born and bred as well as an internationally renowned figure and the University is proud to maintain that connection through our special collection of his works in our own J B Priestley Library and this popular annual event."

The University of Bradford runs a range of public programmes including Day Schools, Public Lectures and Guided Walks that aim to engage the public in debate and learning. Academics, experts and guest lecturers run events on the things they love to teach to enthuse and educate attendees.

5 March 12

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Out of office hours call 07879 437996. Alternatively, e-mail or fax on (01274) 236280.