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Blue plaques are one of the UK’s most effective means of celebrating its history. Sunderland has approximately 78 commemorative blue plaques which mark buildings, places of interest or influential people with connections to the city. In this session, Sarah Hellawell will discuss her research on Sunderland’s first female MP, Dr Marion Phillips, who represented Sunderland in the 1920s and 1930s and who has recently been commemorated by the unveiling of a blue plaque. This interactive session will invite you to…Find out more »
Come along to this public talk to celebrate Sunderland-born chemist and inventor Joseph Swan, with photographic historian Dr Carol McKay and photographic artist Dr Liza Dracup. Most people know Joseph Swan as the inventor of the incandescent light bulb, but few know he was also a photographic pioneer, an entrepreneur and businessman, with connections far and wide. Come along to celebrate this story in Sunderland, the place where he was born and grew up and where he encountered photography for…Find out more »