Hebden Bridge Town Hall • The Waterfront Hall • Bar/Café open at 6:30 pm
Lectures start at 7:30 pm sharp – No admission to Lectures after 7:30 pm
'I think that, if required on pain of death to name instantly the most perfect thing in the universe, I should risk my fate on a bird's egg'
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1862
How are eggs of different shapes made, and why are they the shape they are? When does the shell of an egg harden? Why do some eggs contain two yolks? How are the colours and patterns of an eggshell created, and why do they vary? And which end of an egg is laid first – the blunt end or the pointy end?
Whether you're a 'Big-Endian' or a 'Little-Endian' you're sure to enjoy this.
Chris Renwick is a historian focusing on Britain since the early nineteenth century. His main area of expertise is the relationship between biology, social science, and politics, in particular how the interaction of the three has shaped the way we think about, study, and govern society. His work on these subjects has received international and interdisciplinary recognition.
This lecture will draw on the themes set out in his recent book Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State.
From the pious charity of the medieval hospitals and monasteries through the Elizabethan poor law to the Beveridge report, the Welfare State has had a long journey. Where's it going from here?