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Pride of place

4 Jul 2018

Why do today’s communities turn to history to make sense of how places and people are changing?

In this podcast, panelists from the RSA, discuss how stories from the past are rediscovered and reinvented by local residents and are used to explore current issues – such as Brexit, immigration, the NHS and unemployment – and harness a community’s sense of pride and aspirations for the future.

Participants: Carey Newson, author of ‘Designs on the Past’. Becca Antink, The RSA. Paul Bristow, Arts Council England. Jane Sills, Ramsey Big Local. Helen Graham, Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage. Chaired by: Jessica Wenban-Smith, Local Trust.

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