3rd November 2005



The University of Lincoln’s History Society is to welcome distinguished speaker Dr Simon Gunn who will be giving a talk entitled ‘The Shock City Revisited: Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds in the Victorian Age’.

Dr Gunn, who teaches English, History and Politics at Leeds Metropolitan University, has been invited to give a guest lecture at the University of Lincoln on Wednesday 9th November.

Dr Gunn is a qualified QAA reviewer in History and an experienced external examiner of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

He is currently working with Dr Stuart Rawnsley on a project funded by the History Subject Centre entitled ‘Practising Reflexivity: The Learning and Teaching of Theory in History’.

Dr Gunn’s main area of research expertise is the history of the English middle classes since the 18th century. He has published widely in this field and acted as advisor to the BBC TV series ‘Middle Classes’, broadcast in 2001.

Dr Gunn is an active member of the Urban History Group and has co-organised a number of their annual conferences at the universities of Oxford, Glasgow and London.

In 2003 he was Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is an associate of the ESRC-funded Centre for Social and Cultural Research, based at the Open University and Manchester University.

Dr Gunn is a qualified research supervisor with experience of directing and examining research students in areas of cultural studies and social history, including PhD by publication. He particularly welcomes students in the field of modern cultural and urban history.  


The talk will be held on Wednesday 9th November at 5pm in seminar room 10 in the main academic building. The entrance fee is £1 payable on the door and society members get in free.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer (01522) 886244

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