16:30 event start
Richard Hoggart is one of the most renowned academics to have ever taught at the University of Hull. In 1957, whilst working in Hull, he published his seminal work “The Uses of Literacy”, which was recently described by The Guardian as ‘firm in its place among the great books of the 20th Century.’ This public lecture aims to celebrate and explore the influence and impact of Hoggart’s seminal work in the sixty years since it was published. The lecture will be given by Professor John Storey, one of today’s leading lights in Cultural Studies. This lecture hopes to introduce Hoggart’s work to a new audience, and to celebrate one of the most significant pieces of scholarship to have emerged from the University of Hull in the past century.