Here is the News! The 2021 Chris Upton Memorial Lecture

#ChrisUptonMemorialLecture 5.30pm @LibraryofBham Monday 8th November #RIPChrisUpton who is sorely missed and was #Birmingham’s #MrHistory as he wrote the seminal #HistoryofBirmingham from his lecturer home of #NewmanUniversity in the Birmingham suburb of Bartley Green

The Iron Room

The TNT history show set studio, with three young people, October 2010

Here is the News: Bong! 40 years of involving children in neighbourhood issues through news based local history and community projects.

This, the 2021 Chris Upton Memorial Lecture at the Library of Birmingham, will be given by Norman Bartlam, former teacher and Housing Education Officer for Birmingham City Council, broadcaster on local tv, author of local history related publications, including the bestselling ‘Little Book of Birmingham’ and director of TNT News, (The News Team: Ladywood) a long-established local news and history website.

The lecture looks at his work in helping thousands of children – and through the children their parents and other adults – to understand their locality, using local history topics as a tool to look at the development of communities over the years. It also features his extensive work in enabling youngsters to ‘have a say’…

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