In May 2021, the Guardian turns 200.
From its inception in Manchester in 1821 as a response to the murder of ordinary people by soldiers in the 1819 Peterloo Massacre to its historic identification with centre-left politics, the Guardian has long been a key institution in the definition and development of liberalism. The stereotype of the ‘Guardianista’, an environmentally conscious, Labour-voting, progressively minded public sector worker remains part of the popular mythology of British press history.
Yet the title has a complex lineage. Its forthcoming anniversary provides an opportunity for academics, researchers, historians and journalists to assess the contribution of the Guardian to British politics, society and culture.
Our keynote speakers are Alan Rusbridger, author of Breaking News and former editor-in-chief of the Guardian; Ghada Karmi, commentator on Palestine and Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter; Mark Curtis, co-founder and editor of Declassified UK; and Gary Younge, award-winning author, former editor-at-large of the Guardian and a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester.
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|23 Apr 2021||3:00pm - 8:00pm|
|24 Apr 2021||10:00am - 6:00pm|
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