Made In Britain – Evan Davis at Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills

A capacity audience listened to Evan Davis who gave an insightful and highly entertaining talk about his recent book Made in Britain on Sunday 13th May 2012 in the main conference theatre at Masson Mills. This event was part of the Derbyshire Literature Festival 2012.

There was an optimistic tone to the presentation and Evan Davis enlightened the audience with examples of some less obvious ways in which British Industry has been adaptable in order to be successful in the present day, albeit that this was tempered at the end by a cautionary note for the future.

Masson Mills seemed a highly appropriate setting for the talk – not only because they had featured in the BBC series of Made in Britain, but also in the fact that the mills are themselves a good example of how British industry has modified itself to keep abreast of continuously changing economic circumstances.