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Academic to share expertise with history enthusiasts

26 August 2014

Rachel Atkinson

Dr Nick Mansfield is guest lecturing at North West museum

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Dr Nick Mansfield who is giving a guest lecture on the buildings of rural co-operation between 1830 and 1945.

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) academic is sharing his expertise of history with North West enthusiasts.

Senior History Researcher Dr Nick Mansfield is giving a guest lecture entitled ‘The buildings of rural co‑operation 1830-1945’ in Rochdale on 24 September.

He will discuss the wide range of buildings of rural co-operation in the period 1830 to 1945. Buildings which will be discussed include halls to farms, stores to dairies, bacon factories to fruit farms and convalescent homes to schools.

Dr Mansfield, who is based within the School of Education and Social Science, is the former Director of the People’s History Museum, in Manchester.

The lecture takes place in Rochdale’s Pioneers Museum, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm, on Wednesday 24 September. Tickets (including refreshments) cost £2.50. To book a place call 01706 524920 or email museum@co-op.ac.uk

He has recently published a book entitled ‘Buildings of the labour movement’ (English Heritage, 2013). It was so popular within the field of history that he was invited to discuss the book on the stage of the world-famous Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival back in May.

The lecture takes place in Rochdale’s Pioneers Museum, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm, on Wednesday 24 September. Tickets (including refreshments) cost £2.50. To book a place call 01706 524920 or email museum@co-op.ac.uk