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Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion (SPUD)

Monday 15 December 2014, 1.00PM to 6.00pm

The third meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion (SPUD). This has been an initiative driven by urban and architectural historians, David Ellis, Otto Saumarez-Smith and Simon Gunn. This event has been generously supported by the Department of History, Centre for Modern Studies and the Department of Sociology's Centre for Urban Research (CURB).


1.00-1.50   Arrival and lunch
1.50-2.00 Welcome
2.00-3.00 David Ellis (York): 'Hunslet after Hoggart: Community Action and Urban Change in the De-Industrialising City, 1967-92'
3.00-3.15 Short break
3.15-4.15 Natasha Vall (Teesside): 'Scandinavian good living on English housing estates: cultural transfer and visions of urban modernity, 1954-69'
4.15-4.45 Tea/coffee break
4.45-5.45 Mike Savage (LSE): 'The metropolitan vortex and elite formation in contemporary Britain'
5.45-6.00 Brief roundtable on future of SPUD 
6.00        Bus/taxi to York city centre for drinks and a meal at a venue close to the railway station

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: The workshop is free, but please email or if you plan to attend.