On 24 August 2015 I spoke at the Edinburgh Book Festival and had the pleasure of being in conversation with author Alison Light, whose latest book is Common People.
26 March 2015 Lit and Phil/Newcastle College Public Lecture, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Lecture and discussion: ‘The golden age of the grammar school? Busting the myth’. SOLD OUT
Class Matters: the working class in contemporary Britain
London School of Economics. Public lecture (with plenty of time for discussion) and launch of the paperback of The People. Owen Jones gave the lecture last year – hard act to follow, all support welcome! Booking probably essential…available here
On 29 Jan I joined Owen Jones and others to discuss inequality before a terrific production of The Merchant of Venice at London’s Almeida Theatre. More info and tickets here
This will be ace, come along
If you can get to Bath on Saturday 13 December 2014 come and commemorate the Miners’ Strike in the company of Bath Trades’ Union Council and friends. I’ll be speaking about The People at 1.30pm, followed by lunch, followed by a showing of the film Still the Enemy Within, which sounds amazing but I’ve avoided watching because I’m sure this commemoration is the event to see it at! Loads more going on that day, but tickets are going FAST, so if you want to come then book here
11 November I’ll be giving this year’s Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture at the Houses of Parliament (previous invited speakers include David Blunkett MP – didn’t he have something to say about grammar schools? didn’t do much though…), on ‘The ‘golden-age’ of the grammar school: exploding the myth’. Entry FREE but booking essential; please email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday 18 October I’m discussing ‘Have we given up on the working class?’ with Ken Loach, David Skelton and Jason Cowley at the Bristol Festival of Ideas. Booking essential.
I’m also delighted to be chairing a discussion of Harry Smith’s book Harry’s Last Stand with Harry Smith himself. This is also on Sat 18 October and booking is essential at Bristol Festival of Ideas
On Sunday 5 October I’ll be talking about The People at the Ilkley Literature Festival in Yorkshire.
Update: this event is now SOLD OUT
Come along to Chorlton’s Postbox cafe for dinner and hear about the history of ordinary people who made Manchester the city it is today. I’ll be giving a brief talk about my book The People: the rise and fall of the working class and then we’ll all be enjoying a 3-course dinner (theme: 1940s dining) at one of Chorlton’s finest eateries. Find out more and reserve a table here