Jonathan Schofield gives a potted history of Manchester’s incredible record of radicalism from the English Civil War through Peterloo, Chartism, Free Trade, Female Suffrage, Unemployed Protest in the Great Depression, the Mass Trespass, Clause 28 protests and on to 2017. But in the second decade of the 21st century is the fire still in the belly? Has the atomization of the digital world into global groups rather than local and regional put out those flames? In a time of great upheaval how come the response appears so dampened?
Part of the Humanities in Public Festival season on the theme of ‘Greater Manchester and Northern Identity’. Join us for an exciting and provocative illustrated talk and Q&A. All welcome!
Jonathan Schofield is a tour guide, public speaker and writer in the North West. He is the editor of Manchester Books Limited and the editor-at-large of Manchester Confidential. He has interviewed or been interviewed on page, radio or screen on subjects ranging from city identity, architecture, politics, the state of the city, food and drink and much more. He has published several books about the North West and taken more than 104 nationalities on tours across the region.