Festival of Ideas: In Conversation with Rita Tushingham

25th Oct 2019, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Law and Psychology

ICE is delighted to be welcoming Rita Tushingham back to Edge Hill University.

Born and raised in Liverpool, with a professional debut at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1960, Rita Tushingham became the first significant female face of the British New Wave in cinema. The early ’60’s British films pulsed with northern working class talent, in front of and behind the screen, introducing a generation of non metropolitan and charismatic performers such as Albert Finney (‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’,1960), Rita Tushingham (‘A Taste of Honey’,1961), Tom Courtenay (‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’,1962), Richard Harris (‘This Sporting Life’,1963) inter alia.

The iconic Liverpool screen actor, a key performer and face of UK cinema in the ‘60’s, will discuss her films (‘A Taste Of Honey’, ‘The Knack’, ‘Girl With Green Eyes’ etc) and reflect on class, cinema and the north with Professor Roger Shannon, Edge Hill University.

This is a FREE event, open to the public (registration is essential).


  • 3.00pm – Arrival and refreshments
  • 3.30pm – Event start
  • 4.30pm – Event end

This event is part of Edge Hill University’s annual Festival of Ideas.  Programmed by the University’s three Research Institutes, ISR, ICE and HRI, this year the festival will explore the theme of Exchanges: Creativity, Community, Curiosity.

The exchange of ideas is the fuel of the knowledge and creative economy. Locally, nationally and internationally we are all involved in sharing concepts, swapping insights, and trading opinions. This year’s festival explores communication, reciprocity, and transactions in all areas, from policy making to healthcare, social enterprise to cultural production. Be the exchange you want to see

More information about the festival and the full programme of events is available here