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V & A: a museum of the home and the world

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: 18:00-19:30
Lecture reception: 19:30-20:20