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Birmingham: Mobility in Your Family History
Sat 1st July 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BSTFree
Mobility in Your Family History
Presenter – Dr. Mike Haynes
Human beings are always restless. Throughout history we have moved in different ways. We can migrate to live in different places. But mobility is something different. It is about our journeys to work, to school, the trips to the shops, our holidays. Mobility takes us from our homes and back again. This talk is about how this mobility has changed over the last centuries – the first railway trips our ancestors took, their travel to work, their holidays. Who was the first to have a cycle, a driving licence, a car. And when did we first take to the air?
Emeritus professor Mike, has appeared on Radio Four (Thinking Aloud, More or Less, PM), Radio 2 (the Jeremy Vine Show), TV ( News 24, Midlands Today), local radio and in Wetherspoons News. He has written for the local and national press and authored, co-authored and edited five books. His published research has ranged across British and European history to the story of death and killing in war onto the controversies about the economy today whether at home or globally.
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