Harold Wilson Centenary Day

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:57:00 GMT

The University played a central role in events to mark the centenary of the birth of Harold Wilson...

...these included a history tour that took his son and grandchildren to some of the childhood haunts of the famous former Prime Minister, including the terraced house in which Harold was born on 11 March, 1916. 

The commemoration also included the first performance of an ambitious musical play, staged by pupils of Harold’s old school, plus a memorial service at Huddersfield Parish Church.  Centenary Day closed with the 2016 edition of the annual Harold Wilson Lecture, given by the leading contemporary Labour politician Alan Johnson MP, a former Home Secretary who is also a critically-acclaimed author.  His lecture was entitled Harold Wilson – The Reluctant European.

Watch the full day of events in the video.

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