Patrick Wright (academic)


Patrick Wright (academic)

Patrick Wright is a British writer, broadcaster and academic in the fields of cultural studies and cultural history. He is known for his work on British heritage.

He is a Professor at the Institute of Cultural Analysis of Nottingham Trent University, a part-time post he has held since 2000. In the nineteen-eighties he worked for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in London. He has written for many journals and newspapers, including the Guardian, where he was employed as a contracted feature writer in the early nineties. More recently, he has held a Mellon Fellowship at Tate Britain and, together with Timothy Hyman, curated a major Stanley Spencer exhibition. He presented a BBC2 series "The River", about the River Thames, in 1999. Patrick Wright is also a former presenter of Radio 3's arts programme "Night Waves". He attended the University of Kent and also Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada.

Works

*"On Living in an Old Country" (1985)
*"A Journey through Ruins: The Last Days of London" (1991)
*"The Village That Died for England" - about Tyneham (1995)
*"The River: The Thames in Our Time" (1999)
*"Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine" (2000)
*"Stanley Spencer" (2001) with Timothy Hyman
*"Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War (2007)

External links

* [http://www.patrickwright.net Official Home Page]


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