This lecture, in honour of the Library's founders Edmund and Ruth Frow, will cover the ups and downs of social mobility in Britain over the past century. Using hundreds of personal testimonies, Selina Todd will shatter the myth that Britain was ever a meritocracy, and show how the mirage of social mobility has helped those at the top of the ladder keep almost everyone else on the lowest rungs.
Selina Todd is Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on class, inequality, working class history, feminism and women’s lives. She has just finished writing a history of social mobility in Britain since 1900, which will be published by Chatto and Windus later this year.
All welcome; admission free; light refreshments afterwards.
Where to go
- Old Fire Station
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Saturday 16 May, 2pm - 5pm