Labor omnia vincit: Bradford and the 'Northern Powerhouse' of Industrial Britain
Location: City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Date and Time:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 17:00 - 19:00
'Town and Gown' Distinguished Lecture - organised jointly by the University of Bradford and the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
Title: Labor omnia vincit: Bradford and the 'Northern Powerhouse' of Industrial Britain
By: Professor Martin Daunton FBA, Emeritus Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge
Professor Daunton taught at the University of Durham and University College London, before moving to the University of Cambridge in 1997. He was chairman of the Faculty of History and of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences before he was elected to the Mastership of Trinity Hall in 2004, from which he retired in 2015. He was President of the Royal Historical Society from 2003 to 2007which involved him in debates over the role of history in education. He was a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum from 2002-2010 where he was active in discussion of how to interpret events in British history such as Trafalgar and the end of the slave trade. He was Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2012 until his retirement in 2015. He continues to be a Commissioner of Historic England. He is the author of several books on Britain's economic history including Trusting the Leviathan and Just Taxes, both published by the Cambridge University Press. His current project is a book on the economic government of the world since 1933 for Penguin.
Kersten England, Chief Executive Officer of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council will chair the lecture and the discussion to follow.
This lecture is being organised as part of impact activity of a British Academy funded research project on inclusive, smart and sustainable cities held by Dr PB Anand at the University of Bradford.
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