2017 Neale Lecture: Jon Lawrence on culture and class in post-war Britain, 16 Nov

16 November 2017, 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

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Archaelogy Lecture Theatre, 31-34 Gordon Square

This year's Neale Lecture will be given by Professor Jon Lawrence, University of Exeter, on 'The culture wars of class in post-war Britain'.  

Jon has written and published widely on modern British social, cultural and political history. His books include Speaking for the People: Party, Language and Popular Politics in England, 1867-1914 (CUP, 1998), Electing Our Masters; the Hustings in British Politics from Hogarth to Blair (OUP, 2009) and the edited collection Party, State and Society: Electoral Behaviour in Britain since 1820 (with Miles Taylor [1997]). He took up his current position as Associate Professor at Exeter after moving from Cambridge in 2017.

The Neale lecture, which is always on a topic of British history, has been held every year since 1970 in celebration of the contribution of Sir John Earnest Neale (1890-1975), who was Astor Professor of English History at UCL from 1927-56.

In 2017 the lecture will be held on 16 November in the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square. Attendance is free and Professor Lawrence's paper will be followed by a drinks reception.