The news that Hull will be the Culture Capital of the UK in 2017 has caused widespread surprise. Stephen Fulham investigates the social history of Hull and its culture as an explanation for this decision.
The concepts of mobility and freedom are centuries-old, yet little has shaped their history more than the bicycle. German Karl Von Drais created the first commercially successful, two-wheeled vehicle in 1818. He called it the velocipede and across Europe Drais’ design was copied and reinvented as fashionable. It was, however, confined to an aristocratic market Continue Reading