Writer, academic and broadcaster
BA English (Rutherford 1970)
Patrick Wright is a British writer, broadcaster and academic in the fields of cultural studies and cultural history. He is the author of On Living in an Old Country (1985), A Journey Through Ruins (1991), The Village that Died for England (1995), Tank: the Progress of a Monstrous War Machine (2000), Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War (October 2007) and Passport to Peking: a Very British Mission to China. (2010).
He has written for many magazines and newspapers, including the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Independent and the Observer. He has been a presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Night Waves and his television work includes The River, a four part BBC2 series on the Thames (1999), A Day to Remember, a documentary history of Remembrance Day, broadcast by Channel 4 in 1999, and a number of more recent programmes on BBC4. He was co-curator of Tate Britain’s exhibition of Stanley Spencer’s work in 2001, and recently completed a collaboration with the film-maker Patrick Keiller on a research project entitled ‘The Future of Landscape and the Moving Image’.back to top