Exploring the ways in which memories - real or created - have helped to shape the identity of places and communities of all sizes, this symposium brings together specialists in history, literature, art and cultural politics.
This event is organised by the Reginald Haggar Memorial Lecture Fund Committee and is supported also by the Raymond Williams Foundation.
The keynote speaker for the afternoon's annual Reginald Haggar Memorial Lecture is
Dame Margaret Drabble:
Literature, Place and the Industrial Sublime, with special reference to Arnold Bennett
If you cannot attend the full symposium, you can attend this lecture only, click here.
Other eminent symposium speakers are: Donald Sassoon, Philip Morgan and Sarah Levitt
Fees: General admission £25.00; Reduced fees for under 25s £5.00
Morning refreshments are included in the fee; lunch and any other refreshments are at your own cost. Please note that the Museum Cafe may be very busy; there are cafes within walking distance in Hanley.
10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Donald Sassoon: Nation, States and Memory
11.30 Philip Morgan: Remembering and forgetting in Staffordshire history – from Mercia to Moseley
12.25 Lunch break
13.35 Sarah Levitt: Communities and the Power of Memory
14.25 Panel discussion
15.00 Dame Margaret Drabble: Literature, Place and the Industrial Sublime, with special reference to Arnold Bennett