Month: March 2017

Threads at 30

Threads at 30

September 23rd 2014 saw the 30th anniversary of the broadcast of Barry Hines’s seminal TV play Threads. Together with Rob Barker, we set up a Twitter account and staged a ‘re-watch’ of Threads alongside other viewers and users. Rob and David provided an online commentary […]

A Study of the Predetermined Trajectory of Youth Narratives in Northern Spaces

A Study of the Predetermined Trajectory of Youth Narratives in Northern Spaces

This piece of writing is by Holly Hinchliffe. Holly wrote this for her third year module ‘Imagining the North’, an English module which explores the North of England and its cultural geographies. Holly graduated with a degree in English Literature in 2016 from the University […]

Tony Garnett visits the School of English

Tony Garnett visits the School of English

Back in November 2016, we were honoured to receive a visit from Tony Garnett, legendary film and television producer, and one of Barry Hines’s closest collaborators. Tony gave an impassioned lecture to our students in the School of English, which you can watch below: