Where: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H OPD
When: 6.00 – 9.00pm, Thursday 25th April. Wine reception to follow.
How to book: This event is free and open to the public but registration is necessary. Reserve your place here.
History Workshop Journal and the Raphael Samuel Centre invite you to celebrate Alun Howkins’ life and work. The evening will include a screening from BBC television’s The Fruitful Earth (Dir/prod Judith Winnan, 1999) – an exploration of agriculture and the struggle to feed mankind – introduced by Alun. Speakers and singers will include Vic Gammon, Ben Jones, Claire Langhamer and Lucy Robinson, Nicola Verdon, Kate Hodgkin, and Sally Alexander.
Alun Howkins (1947 – 2018) was an English social historian, specialising in the history of English rural society. Regarded as a leading historian of the English countryside and its working class, Howkins was a professor of history at the University of Sussex and co-founder of the journal Rural History.