TV historian to visit University

Acclaimed historian and broadcaster Dominic Sandbrook will share insights into popular culture and social change during a visit to the University of Wolverhampton.

The presenter of TV documentaries such as The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook and Let Us Entertain You will visit the city on Wednesday, 16 November 2016.

He will take part in a conversation with University of Wolverhampton historian Professor Keith Gildart focused on popular culture and social change in post-war Britain.

The free event will begin with refreshments in the Lord Swraj Business School Building at 4.30pm, followed by the conversation from 5.30pm in MH002 in the Mary Seacole Building.

Professor Gildart, from the University’s School of Social, Historical and Political Studies, said: “Dominic Sandbrook’s work has had a significant impact on both popular and academic perspectives on the 1960s and 1970s and the role of mass culture in reflecting changes in post-war Britain.”

Dominic Sandbrook is an internationally acclaimed historian, broadcaster, and journalist. Born in Bridgnorth, he is the author of numerous books including White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties (2006), Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain 1974-79(2013), and most recently The Great British Dream Factory: The Strange History of Our National Imagination (2015).

His BBC television documentaries include The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook, Strange Days: Cold War Britain, and Let Us Entertain You on post-war popular culture. He has written widely on historical and contemporary issues for a range of newspapers including the, the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail.

Keith Gildart is Professor of Labour and Social History at the University of Wolverhampton. He has published widely in the field of working-class history and popular culture.

He is the author of North Wales Miners: A Fragile Unity, 1945-1996 (2002) and Images of England through Popular Music: Class, Youth and Rock 'n' Roll, 1955-1976 (2013). He is an editor of the long-running Dictionary of Labour Biography and is currently working on a book on the history of Northern Soul that will be published in 2018.

Further information

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Tuesday, 08 November 2016

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