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Rural life in WW1


Professor Alun Howkins will be talking on ‘A Countryside at War: Rural England 1914-1919′ at 6pm on Wednesday 27 April, in the Hive Studio, University of Worcester.

Alun Howkins is Professor Emeritus in  Social History at the University of Sussex. He left school at 15 and worked at a variety of manual and white collar jobs before going to Ruskin College, a trade-union college for adult students in 1968. He went from there to Oxford, where he read History and to Essex where he completed his PhD. He has written on a wide range of subjects from the paintings of Turner to the politics of the 1930s Communist Party. However his central commitment has  always been and remains the history of the rural areas and especially the rural poor.

His books include The Death of Rural England: A Social History of the Countryside since 1900 (Routledge 2003).  He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia.

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The lecture is part of the Worcestershire World War 100 season of events, and has been organised by the University of Worcester.

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