Centre for Urban History at Leicester
Established in 1985, the Centre for Urban History (CUH) is a specialist research centre of international academic excellence which attracts MA and PhD students from around the world. The Centre maintains active links with academics and research institutions across the globe.
Manufacturing: Past, Present and Future
On the 27th April, the University of Leicester held a Heritage Day Conference, entitled ‘Manufacturing: Past, Present and Future’. It was organised by the Centre in collaboration with the Leicestershire Industrial History Society and the David Wilson Library.
The one-day conference explored Leicester’s manufacturing heritage and its place in regeneration and the future of industry in the city. The very well attended event made use of the University of Leicester’s Manufacturing Pasts project, whose aim is to make visual and documentary sources related to Leicester’s rich industrial past available to everyone.
The speakers included Professor Marilyn Palmer, School of Archaeology and Ancient History; Dr Rebecca Madgin and Colin Hyde of the Centre for Urban History; and Sir Peter Soulsby, Mayor of Leicester. Colin had this to say about the event: 'the conference was yet another example of the strong links the University and the Centre for Urban History have been making with community groups across the region. The high number of attendees reflected the interest in, and enthusiasm for, the study of industrial history’.
The photograph shows Professor Palmer receiving flowers from David Holmes (Leicestershire Industrial History Society) and Sir Peter Soulsby.