Re-Form Heritage Lecture: Footwear and Us with David Dunning

Middleport Pottery, Stoke-On-Trent
25 April 2023
7.30pm - 9pm

Join Re-Form Heritage for a relaxed evening lecture with David Dunning

A presentation by David Dunning covering the history of footwear, including a discussion of the effect of industry on the foot health of the workforce of North Staffordshire.

Illustrated with examples from the Dunning Collection at Middleport Pottery and looking at two key questions:

• What was F Wood-Jones, the eminent anthropologist and polymath referring to, in the 1930s, when he said that this part of the human body is the most “distinctly human” of all human anatomy?

• How was the of innovation footwear so crucial to the development and expansion of the human race?

This event is on site at Middleport Pottery, with the option to view online.

David Dunning was born in North Staffordshire into a family of Chiropodists/Podiatrists and footwear retailers. The shop and practice was established, by his grandfather, in in the mid-1920s in Longport. David, who has now retired from clinical podiatry has served the people of North staffs for over 40 years. He has also held a part time post of lecturer and researcher for over twenty years, in human movement at the Staffordshire Centre for Rehabilitation and Biomechanics, a department at Staffordshire University, and is now a visiting Research Fellow. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Glasgow and a Fellow of the Royal College of Podiatrists. He is an internationally known educator, and practitioner.

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