Online event

April 1, 2024 - April 1, 2024

Manchester Histories Salons

Join us as we explore the histories of topics you are passionate about in our online Salons.

Manchester Histories Salons are fascinating hour-long discussions on the histories of topics we and you are passionate about. Our guest speakers for each salon are experts, academics, and practitioners.

Our next Salons won’t happen until later in 2024 as we start to get ready and focus on our next festival in June 2024

However, if there is a topic you find fascinating and believe deserves wider exposure please continue to tell us your ideas. Is there a person, event, or idea that you would love to know more about? If so, please let us know at

What do you want future Salons to focus on?

Thank you.

We look forward to getting your ideas.

Salon Recordings

If you missed any of our previous salons, or would like to enjoy them again, you can click on any of the links below.

Previous Salon Recordings

Manchester – A City on the Frontline with Paul Fitzgerald (aka Polyp)

The Literature of Samuel Bamford and Elizabeth Gaskell with Professor Robert Poole and Dr Diane Duffy

The Hidden Cornbrook and Pomona Rewilding with Dr John Piprani and Dr Nick Overton

‘My Words’ – Museum of Colour and Manchester Poetry Library with Melanie Abrahams, Heather Marks and Roma Havers

Panto – Oh Yes It Is! with Dr Claire Robinson and Dr Victoria Garlick

Roman & Medieval Manchester with Dr Mike Nevell and Ian Miller

Models of Medicine with Stephanie Seville and Jan Campbell

Nation of Shopkeepers  with Professor Hannah Barker and Dr Michala Hulme

Manchester Histories Spring / Summer 2021 Salon Recordings

Pets and Pet Loss with Professor Julie-Marie Strange and Diane James of Blue Cross charity

Migration and Communities with Dr Carl Emery and Dr Rachel Lichtenstein

Death and Mourning with Dr Michala Hulme and Dr Sam McCormick

Environmental Campaigning and Access to Green Spaces with Dr Jenna Ashton and Helena Craig of Black2Nature