The Chris Upton Memorial Lecture, 7th November 2016

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The Iron Room

He loved the past but lived very much in the present, and through his teaching and his writing left a huge legacy for the future.
Rachel MacGregor, friend and colleague.

At 5:30pm on the 7th November 2016, Birmingham Archives & Collections will be hosting the first Chris Upton Memorial Lecture in Room 101, Level 1, Library of Birmingham.


It has been a year since the passing of Dr Chris Upton of Newman University, friend, colleague and advocate of archives and heritage organisations across the region.

While numerous obituaries and accolades have been published about Chris, here at the Library of Birmingham together with Newman University, Birmingham University, Birmingham Conservation Trust, the Black Country Living Museum and many other organisations, there has been a strong desire to commemorate this clever and generous man. Generous, in the sense of sharing the breadth and depth of his knowledge freely and openly, he…

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