Bouncing back in 2013

President of the History Society Jamie Lawless speaks candidly to Henry Lee about life in the public eye, ‘that ball’ in 2012 and how he’s got himself back on track in 2013 in his first public interview. For a man with such responsibility on his shoulders, on first impressions Jamie Lawless has the demeanour of Continue Reading

Events and dates: Spring

Lunchtime Seminars. Feel free to bring a packed lunch. Everybody welcome. All enquiries to penny.summerfield@manchester.ac.uk 27th February: Chris Manias, ‘Public Presentations of Deep Time Evolution in the early-twentieth century’, 1-2pm, Mansfield Cooper 4.05. 13th March: Jenny Spinks, ‘Civil war, print culture and violence in sixteenth-century France’, 1-2pm, Mansfield Cooper 4.05. 17th April: Laurence Brown, ‘The Continue Reading

Horse hardly nouvelle cuisine

Despite the media’s best efforts, last month’s horsemeat ‘scandal’ failed to stir up much public outrage. To most, our unconscious ingestion of horsemeat seemed amusing, even vaguely continental. Indeed, the sale and consumption of horsemeat in this country is neither illegal nor unheard of, although there is a longstanding taboo surrounding it that possibly dates Continue Reading