MacLaren Memorial Lecture

Start Date: 01 Jun 2016

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 7:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 250

Venue: Sumpner Lecture Theatre, 6th Floor, Main Building, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET › View map

Tristram Hunt, historian and Labour Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central, will deliver a lecture, Progressive Politics in an Era of Unorthodox Economics, 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. 

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.




 Networking and refreshments


 Lecture - "Progressive politics in an era of unorthodox economics" with Tristram Hunt, MP for Stoke on Trent


 Lecture ends


Tristram Hunt

Tristram Hunt MP for Stoke on Trent

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.


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