Northern Coffeehouse: Lancastrians, a history - RSA

Northern Coffeehouse: Lancastrians, a history

Fellowship events / Online

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  • People & place
  • Heritage
  • Fellowship

Inspired by the RSA’s origin in an enlightenment coffeehouse over 260 years ago, our new Northern Coffeehouse series offers an interactive space to share ideas for social change.

We’re joined by our first return speaker, Paul Salveson FRSA, a historian and writer. His latest work Lancastrians. Mills, Mines and Minarets: A New History is a landmark new history of the great English county of Lancashire, exploring its people’s impact on Britain and beyond.

This popular history explores the cultural heritage and identity of Lancashire, stretching from the Mersey to the Lake District. Paul charts the county’s transformation from a largely agricultural region noted for its religious learning into the Industrial Revolution’s powerhouse, as an emerging self-confident bourgeoisie drove economic growth. This capital boom came with a cultural blossoming, creating today’s Lancashire.

He explores contemporary Lancastrian culture, following modern upheavals and Lancashire’s fragmentation compared with its old rival Yorkshire. What future awaits the 6 million people of this rich historic region?

Join us most Fridays for an informal lunchtime talk followed by a chance to discuss the topic of the day or anything else that is on your mind, in small breakout rooms. Starting at 1pm and finished by 1.45pm, you can enjoy your Friday lunch break with inspiring speakers and interesting colleagues.

Taking part in online events

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform Zoom. It may be necessary to follow a short set-up process. To understand how Zoom uses your data, please read their privacy policy in advance.

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If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments to support your participation, please let the team know by emailing: [email protected].

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