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18:00 - 20:30 16 November 2017

2017 Neale Lecture: The Culture Wars of Class in Post-War Britain


Archaeology Lecture Theatre | Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PY | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Jon Lawrence, Associate Professor, University of Exeter, 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.

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’.

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.

Attendance is free and is open to all. Professor Lawrence's presentation will be followed by a drinks reception.


Jessica Hindes
+44 (0) 3108 1149 | j.hindes@ucl.ac.uk