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MacLaren Memorial Lecture: Britain's Urban Renaissance


Sumpner Lecture Theatre, Aston University
About the speaker

Tristram Hunt, Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central.
Since entering Parliament, Tristram has focused on the regeneration needs of Stoke-on-Trent; the ceramics industry and energy intensive sector; educational excellence; constitutional reform; and the Labour Party policy review.

About the lecture

Tristram Hunt, historian and Labour Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central, will deliver a lecture looking at how the UK’s cities will be at the heart the country’s economic, social, and constitutional transformation in the coming decades.

Tristram will draw on his background as an urban historian, and in particular his book 'Building Jerusalem', to outline the importance of cities to modern Britain, and explore how their changing nature is affecting the political geography of the country. In doing this, he will discuss devolution in the context of political representation, the economy, and public service provision.


5.30pm Networking and refreshments
6.30pm Lecture commences
7.30pm Lecture ends

History of the MacLaren:
The MacLaren Lecture is an annual event held jointly by Aston University and the Chartered Management Institute. The event has run since 1953, and has attracted major speakers from business and industry. It commemorates the life of James MacLaren, one of the most eminent industrialists in Birmingham’s history. MacLaren was one of the founder members of the Birmingham branch of the Chartered Management Institute and was the first chair of the Birmingham College of Technology, an antecedent of Aston University. He was particularly known for developing links between industry and education.

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