‘Liverpool 800’ events at the University

Liverpool 800: A New Study of the City’s Character, Culture and History.

Liverpool 800 is a project based in the School of History at the University of Liverpool which aims to write a substantial new scholarly, yet accessible, work outlining the history and development of the City of Liverpool.

Co-funded by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool City Council, the book’s publication will become a centrepiece of the Liverpool Year of Heritage celebrations in 2007. This date is of crucial significance as it marks the 800th anniversary of the granting of letters patent to the Steward of West Derby by King John – the charter which founded the Borough of Liverpool.

A Series Of Four ‘In Conversation’ Events

To celebrate the publication in September 2006 of Liverpool 800 – Culture, Character and History the University of Liverpool will be presenting four prestigious ‘in conversation’ events

Loyd Grosman, journalist, TV celebrity, chair of the board of Culture Northwest, vice-chair of the Liverpool Culture Company and chairman of National Museums Liverpool, will discuss a subject that is central to the ‘Culture, Character and History’ of Liverpool with a very special guest.

Each event will be free to attend and accompanied by the production of a high quality information sheet outlining some of the concepts, issues and controversies the evening’s conversation will roam over.

Provisional Programme
5th October 2005
Paul DuNoyer The Importance of Music to the History, Identity and Future of Liverpool

Venue: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount Street, Liverpool. 6-8pm.

An online edition of the accompanying informantion sheet is available here

18th January 2006
Tom Bloxham MBE Iconic Architecture and Urban Redevelopment in Twenty-First Century Liverpool
Venue: TBC

19 April 2006
TBC Sport, Leisure and the Development of Liverpudlian Culture
Venue: TBC

19 July 2006
Prof John Belchem ‘The World In One City?’: Liverpool and the Legacy of its Cosmopolitan Culture
Venue: TBC

To register your interest for these free public events e-mail: liv800@liv.ac.uk