Research Postgraduate students
Thomas Livsey and local Government in the first half of the 19th century
Thomas Livsey was a Chartist from Rochdale, one of many who were very involved in municipal government in the first half of the 19th century. I am looking at Rochdale , Oldham and Halifax to establish patterns, similarities and differences in the development of town councils before the 1867 Reform Act
Supervisor: Professor Malcolm Chase
For 35 years I have been a History teacher, with a specialism in Local History. Up to my retirement last year I was the head of a Specialist Language College in Lancashire. I have undertaken all my University work in Leeds. From 1970-74, I studied for a BEd. in History at TASC, with Dr J.L. Grassi. From 1988-90 I returned to Leeds to do an MA in Local Studies with Mr Forster for which I researched the role of John Bright in the Cotton Famine of 1860s within Rochdale
A colleague and I developed and used what we still regard as the only Mode 3 GCSE Local History course for Secondary students.
I have run courses on professional development for other teachers, initially in History, later on in leadership areas.