Understanding the Northumbrians, with Dan Jackson20 Jan 2020 – 18:00 - 20:00
From Bede to Brexit Dan will explore the historical roots of the persistently distinctive culture of Northumbria and what the future might hold for this recognisably different part of England.
Born in North Shields and brought up in Northumberland, Dr Dan Jackson is a graduate of the the universities of Northumbria and Liverpool. His PhD was published by Liverpool University Press in 2009 as Popular Opposition to Irish Home Rule in Edwardian Britain. His latest, bestselling, book The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People: A New History was published by Hurst in 2019 to critical acclaim in the Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and The New Statesman which named it as one of their books of the year. He has also written for History Today, The New Statesman and _Unherd_, and has appeared on the BBC’s ‘Making History’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are’.
Dan was formerly a visiting fellow at Northumbria University, and a founding member of the Northumbria World War One Commemoration Project which received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2015. After over a decade working in the public sector Dan is now a director in the North East regional NHS.
This event is free and the 1 hour talk will be followed by a drinks reception.