Popular broadcaster and author gives lecture
11 October 2011
Stuart Maconie, well-known for his books and tv and radio work, comes to LJMU tomorrow (Wednesday, 12 October), as part of the National Identity Lecture Series, organised by the School of Humanities and Social Science.
Taking place in the main auditorium of the Art and Design Academy at 6pm, the lecture, entitled 'Modern Britain: How we got here,' will draw from Stuart's recent book which reviewed the places, people and key events that have helped to shape modern Britain.
Starting with the death of Queen Victoria, to the Battle of the Somme, the general Strike, the World Cup win of 1966, Punk Rock and the victory of New Labour in 1997, Stuart examines how such defining moments have contributed to British national identity. This is a journey in search of who we are.
The lecture will be introduced by LJMU’s Dr. Joe Moran, another expert on British cultural history.
Stuart, who originally comes from Wigan, has presented shows on every radio and TV network. He currently hosts ‘The Radcliffe and Maconie Show’ and 'The Freak Zone' on BBC 6 Music and ‘Inside Out’ on BBC North West. His previous bestsellers include 'Cider with Roadies,' 'Pies and Prejudice' and 'Adventures on the High Teas.' His books have been translated around the world.