John Humphrys

Join the debate with John Humphrys at the RAMM to explore our Victorian Legacy

On Friday 23 March, alumnus John O‘Farrell and Dr Paul Young, will join John Humphrys at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), Exeter, to take part in a Panel Discussion that aims to bring to life the arguments and challenges that energised contemporary debate about Victorian Britain and its place in the world.

The event ‘Great Exhibitions and Great Debates: Victorian Values and 21st-century Britain’ will take the format of a panel discussion chaired by renowned political journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys. Other distinguished panellists include the historian Prof Sheila Rowbotham, from the University of Manchester.

Professor Helen Taylor the University of Exeter’s Arts & Culture Development Fellow says of author John O ‘Farrell, “His popular histories – An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain, Or 60 Years of Making the Same Stupid Mistakes as Always – confirm him as a great popular educator and humorist.”

It’s just part of an exciting study weekend at the RAMM which also includes a series of collaborative events drawing upon the museum’s collections and the expertise of the University’s Centre for Victorian Studies.

Tickets for the event are £25 (£20 concessions to NUS card holders, Senior Citizens, RAMM Friends, and Members of the Museum Association). Further information on the event and tickets can be found on the RAMM website.

Date: 20 March 2012

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