Institute of Education


The myths of social mobility in 20th century Britain

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 05 April 2017

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Jeffery Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

All are welcomed to attend this public lecture delivered by Professor Selina Todd and hosted by the International Centre for Historical Research in
Education (ICHRE)
, in association with the Social History Society.

This lecture forms part of the annual Social History Society Conference, which is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK. The conference includes optional sessions on research funding, finding new publishers, and making links with policy makers, production companies and other public audiences.

About the speaker

Selina Todd is Professor of Modern History and co-Director of Women in Humanities at Oxford University. Her book 'Young Women, Work and Family in England 1918-1950' (OUP, 2005) won the Women's History Network Book Prize. Her most recent book 'The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class' (John Murray, 2015), was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for Political History Book of the Year 2014. She is currently working on a history of social mobility in 20th century Britain and a biographical study of the playwright Shelagh Delaney.

The public lecture is free to attend, no booking is required.

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Dr Mark Freeman

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