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North East author to deliver lecture on regional resilience live from his home

Press release   •   Apr 22, 2020 11:45 BST

Dr Dan Jackson, historian and author of The Northumbrians: North East England and its people, is back by popular demand with a public lecture streamed live from his own home.

Understanding the Northumbrians: Cultural Archaeology and the Pursuit of the Longue Durée in the History of North East England will be delivered for the second time after a successful visit to Northumbria University last month.

The lecture shines a light on the resilience of the North East people through testing times at different points in history.

A Northumbria University graduate and former visiting fellow, Dan was born in North Tyneside and grew up in South East Northumberland.

He has always had an interest in history – particularly the history of the North East. In his lecture he will explore the historical roots of the persistently distinctive culture of Northumbria and what the future might hold for this recognisably different part of the UK.

Dan recently featured on the TV show Who do you think you are? and his recent book, The Northumbrians was named one of the 'History Books of the Year' by The Sunday Times last year.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of the North East, you can watch Dr Dan Jackson host this lecture live on 29 April 2020 at 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

For more information, and to register your place, please visit

The session is hosted by Blackboard Collaborate – there is no need to download software for this. Please leave your microphone and video switched off during the session. You will be able to ask questions via the chat function on the right-hand side of the screen, at the end of the lecture. If you have any issues, please email If you're already in the session and having technical issues, please type a question in the chat.

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