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Wilson’s White Heat

Wilson’s White Heat

Marking 50 years since Harold Wilson’s White Heat speech

1 October 2013

1 Oct 2013 White Heath Image

Time 14:00 - 15:00

Duration 60 minutes

Cost Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received.

Fifty years ago Harold Wilson gave a speech to the Labour Party conference.  In it Wilson claimed that a new Britain would be formed in the ‘White Heat’ of a technological and scientific revolution.  His words captured the mood of Britain in the 1960s and the speech became one of the most famous of the 20th century.

To mark the anniversary the People’s History Museum has commissioned actor Colin Smith to read the speech in its entirety.  In the background iconic images from the museum’s collection will give a visual flavour of the period.  Professor Steven Fielding of The University of Nottingham will provide some historical context beforehand and afterwards visitors are invited to stay and discuss the speech and what it might mean for politics today.

Suitable for adults

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Did you know the museum holds the archives of the Labour Party and much more?  Check out the Archive & Study Centre pages for more information or to make an appointment
  • Catch actor Colin Smith again in our Living History performance Baddies – Conscience & Conflict During World War I on Sunday 11 November, 1.15pm – 2.00pm for Rememberance Day

Booking Requirements: Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk