The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain

Venue details
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda St
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST1 3DW
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  • Visiting information
  • Monday-Saturday 10am – 5pm
    Sunday 11am – 4pm

About The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain

To launch his new book, The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain, Tristram Hunt, former Stoke-on-Trent MP and Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, will present a talk at the museum.

For the first time, Hunt defines the political radicalism of Wedgwood’s thinking, politics and social innovation. This new biography, strongly based on Wedgwood’s notebooks, letters and the words of his contemporaries, captures the energy and originality of Wedgwood, and his transformative contributions not only to the development of eighteenth-century Britain but to modern business practices ever since.

Tristram Hunt will also be signing copies of his book during the event.

 

Delivered By

Dr Tristram Hunt is Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum and one of Britain’s best-known historians. He served as MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central from 2010 to 2017 and as Shadow Secretary of State for Education between October 2013 and September 2015. He was a senior lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London, and has written numerous series for radio and television. His previous books include

The English Civil War: At First Hand; The Frock- Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels; Ten Cities that Made an Empire; and Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City, between them published in more than a dozen languages.

 

Where

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW. Find out more about the venue.

 

Booking

This is a free talk but places must be booked in advance by calling 01782 232323 or emailing MuseumEvents@stoke.gov.uk.