Friends Talks

The Friends of the Manchester Centre for Regional History bring together individuals and organisations keen to share and develop their knowledge of the history of Manchester and its region. The talks take place monthly on Wednesdays at 6.30pm in room 307 of the Geoffrey Manton building, Rosamond Street West, M15 6LL.

All welcome.


Wednesday 18 October 2017

The Ruined Remains of War: The Military Heritage of Morecambe Bay

Dr Sam Edwards and Dr Ben Edwards


Wednesday 15 November 2017

A guided walk around the Manchester Peace Trail

Steve Roman

Meet Time: 1.45pm for 2pm start at Victoria Station under the tiled map.

Finish: 3.30pm at HOME.


Wednesday 13 December 2017

Making the country house comfortable: consumption, convenience and consolation in Georgian England

Prof Jon Stobart


Wednesday 17 January 2018

Manchester’s Worst Female Criminals 1800 – 1920

Michala Hulme


Wednesday 14 February 2018

Edwardian motoring, the English and nationalism

Dr Craig Horner


Wednesday 14 March 2018

More Than Might Have Been Reasonably Expected”: The Early Years of the Hulme Hippodrome

Dr Victoria Garlick


Wednesday 11 April 2018

The long trousers of manhood: working-class boys and fashion in the interwar years

Prof Melanie Tebbutt