Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns is a powerful, personal work on poverty from the acclaimed novelist, activist and columnist, Kerry Hudson. Proudly working-class but never proudly poor, Kerry Hudson revisits the towns all over the UK, including in the North East, where she grew up, and reflects on what being poor really means in Britain today.
Selina Todd grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and is a Professor of Modern History at Oxford University. Her research focuses on working-class history, inequality and women’s lives in modern Britain. In her new book Tastes of Honey she explores the life of the playwright,
Shelagh Delaney, whose groundbreaking 1958 play, A Taste of Honey, exposed a deeply polarised society and put working-class lives centre stage.
See page 27 for a film screening of A Taste of Honey.
Chaired by Abigail Scott Paul, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation