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18 April 2022 - 18 April 2022

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Assembly Rooms - 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET

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This is the image alt text Dan Jackson - The Northumbrians

Best-selling author of 'The Northumbrians: North East England and its People, A New History', Dr Dan Jackson, delivers the annual IMEMS Durham World Heritage Lecture as part of the 2022 World Heritage Day celebrations.

About the talk:

In this lecture Dr Dan Jackson, author of the best-selling ‘The Northumbrians: North East England and its People, A New History’, will explore the roots of the distinctive culture of the lands between the Tweed and the Tees, it's traditions of enlightenment from the Lindisfarne Gospels to the locomotive, and how centuries of border warfare, heavy and dangerous industries, and the sociability and hedonism that so defined the tight-knit communities of the North East has left an enduring cultural imprint.

About the Speaker:

Born in North Shields and brought up in Northumberland, Dr Dan Jackson’s latest, bestselling, book 'The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People: A New History' was published by Hurst in 2019 to critical acclaim in the Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and The New Statesman both of which named it as one of their books of the year. He has also written for History Today and The New Statesman and has appeared on the BBC’s 'Start the Week', ‘Making History’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are’.

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