History Talk

History Talk by Joanna WilliamsOn 4th October, the History Department were delighted to welcome back former history teacher and head of department, Joanna Williams, now the author of a new biography on Abel Heyward, former mayor of Manchester.

Joanna delivered a fascinating talk about her research and provided students with an interesting insight into the life and career of the radical mayor.

Following the warm reception given by our sixth form students, Joanna has offered to come back into school in the summer term to deliver a workshop based around her new research focus: Lydia Becker, a campaigner for women’s suffrage.