Emma Griffin

Emma Griffin

Emma Griffin is a Professor of Modern British History at the UEA. She is the author of several books, the editor of the Historical Journal, and the President of the Royal Historical Society. She is the author of five books, most recently Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy, as well as many articles, essays and reviews. She is a frequent contributor to radio and television, and has written and presented several Radio 4 documentaries. She has appeared as an expert contributor on several radio and television programmes, including BBC1’s Why do you Think You Are? and Radio 4's In Our Time.

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    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    In this Thread of History talk, Professor Emma Griffin will discuss the extraordinarily rapid growth of industrial processes from the second half of the eighteenth century and the emergence of new machine manufacturing in the wool and cotton industry through to the development of steam power, advances in transportation and Britain's economic transformation.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

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