Tristram Hunt talks about George Dawson

George Dawson was the philosopher and preacher whose ideas shaped civic life in Victorian Birmingham – and the world beyond. Largely forgotten in the city today his enthusiasm led to the establishment of the Library of Birmingham and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A Museum describes Dawson's historical importance.

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Keywords: George Dawson, Civic Gospel, Tristram Hunt, Birmingham, Civic pride, Lost prophet, Victorian

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Presented by:

Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A Museum

Directed by:

Simon Russell,IDM Media

Produced by:

Simon Russell, IDM Media


Tristram Hunt

Thanks to:

Mary Evans Picture Library, Ewan Fernie, The British Library, Library of Birmingham, Lloyds Banking Group

Recorded By:

IDM Media


IDM Media

Special Thanks to:

Tristram Hunt

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