Living on the Margins: The Roots of Sheffield’s Political Radicalism?

In this talk, Dr Tim Cooper explores the origins of Sheffield’s famous revolutionary spirit – from tales of Robin Hood to the ‘People’s Republic of South Yorkshire’ – and suggests that the city’s location on a number of important geographical and historical boundaries provides at least part of the answer.

Dr Tim Cooper is a former member of the History and Archaeology departments of the University of Sheffield. He leads weekly historical tours for international students new to the city, and is the author of the new book, The Story of Sheffield.

Ecclesall Library
120 Ecclesall Road South
S11 9PL