Speaker: Dr Jo Byrne, Research Manager, Culture, Place and Policy Institute (CPPI), University of Hull.
In the twentieth century, Hull’s maritime industries faced modernisation, transition and at times crisis, heralding change within the city’s dockside communities. Oral histories reveal stories of disruption, adaptation and resilience by those whose lives were tied to the fortunes and practices of Hull’s extensive waterfront.
Beginning in the years following the second world war and concluding with the struggle for remembrance in the present day, eye witnesses narrate the journey as a distinctive way of living became an aspect of maritime heritage.
The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research. And we have no plans to stop helping to build a better world.