Dr. Deborah Smith
Monday, 25 November 2019
The name “James Losh” may not be familiar to many in the Newcastle area, yet in the early 19th century he was a leading figure in the political and social life of his adopted city. A close friend of Earl Grey, he was active in the Reform Bill of 1832, contributed to moves towards Catholic toleration and slave emancipation, and was also instrumental in developing the Lit & Phil. Dr. Debbie Smith has transcribed the diaries and added a commentary and a detailed summary of his observations to shed a more informative light on Losh’s writings and on the climate of his age.