Hundreds of fans were entertained by Edge Hill’s star alumnus Stuart Maconie who recently returned to his university to talk about his new book and lots more.

The best-selling author and broadcaster presented his latest work Hope and Glory – The Days that Made Britain to a packed audience on the Ormskirk campus. He had them in stiches with his witty tales as he relived his search of the places, people and events that have shaped modern Britain and why he felt they defined moments in our nation’s story.


Stuart Maconie attended the former Edge Hill College in the early 80s, studying on an English and Social Science degree. Since graduating, he has been deputy editor of NME, written three other books, including Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice and Adventures on the High Teas. He currently co-presents BBC 6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie Show and The Freak Zone, has columns in the Daily Mirror and Country Walking and is the face of BBC North West’s Inside Out.