Carl Chinn MBE Ph.D. is Professor of Community History at the University of Birmingham, and history advisor for several secondary schools in Birmingham. He is a social historian with a national profile, , public speaker, writer, and charity fundraiser. A campaigner for good causes, he has also been active in pressing for the rights of working-class people and the recognition of the importance of manufacturing.  Professor Chinn is the author of 32 books covering various aspects of urban working-class life. His latest book is ‘The Real Peaky Binders’, whilst he co-edited ‘Birmingham: The Workshop of the World’, a major history of the city published by Liverpool University Press in October 2018.