Speaker: Dr Tristram Hunt (Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum)
Dr Tristram Hunt explores the V&A’s founding commitment to design, education and industry that has forged an enduring connection to domesticity and the home. This lasting vision of ‘art for all’ continues to shape the V&A’s world-class collection today.
Dr Tristram Hunt has served as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central since 2010, and was previously the Shadow Secretary of State and Shadow Minister for Education. He is currently the Director of the V&A Museum.
A historian, politician, writer and broadcaster, Tristram is an expert on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular focus on Victorian urban history. He is the author of several books, including The English Civil War: At First Hand, and most recently Ten Cities That Made An Empire. A regular history broadcaster on BBC and Channel 4, Tristram has made more than a dozen series on subjects including Elgar and Empire, Isaac Newton and the English Civil War
Tristram lectures on modern British history at Queen Mary University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a founder of the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival and a Patron of the British Ceramics Biennial, and was previously a Trustee of both the Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund, and a Curator of the Mayor of London’s History Festival.
Attendance at this lecture is free, but advance registration is required.
Registration for this lecture will open in January 2018.
Lecture reception: 19:30-20:20
Booking link: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/event/15034