An Audience with Stuart Maconie

29th Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Edge Hill University

Edge Hill star alumnus Stuart Maconie returned to the University this year over two decades since leaving as an ambitious English and Social Sciences graduate.

One of the University’s most successful graduates hosted An Evening with Stuart Maconie where he entertained a packed audience with tales of his journey from Edge Hill student to best-selling author, broadcaster and journalist.

Reading from his books Adventures on the High Teas and Cider with Roadies, he took a light hearted look at some of his fondest Edge Hill memories, like the first time he saw The Smiths play at Edge Hill Students’ Union in 1982, which he credits as his all-time favourite gig.

Born in Whiston Hospital, Stuart grew up in Wigan where his parents still live. After graduation he worked at Skelmersdale College as an English and Sociology teacher, before pursuing his dream of a career as a music journalist, going on to become deputy editor of NME magazine. He is currently a columnist for Radio Times, Cumbria Life and Country Walking and writes for WORD magazine and The Mirror. Stuart is also co-presenter of the BBC Radio 2 evening show, Radcliffe and Maconie.

You can read an interview with Stuart Maconie in the latest edition of our Alumni magazine

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