tue26nov6:30 pmLecture: How Animals Shaped Georgian LondonLecture by Dr Thomas Almeroth-Williams6:30 pm The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, FitzroviaBook now

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Dr Thomas Almeroth-Williams (University of York) offers a panoramic new perspective on Georgian London by following in the hoof and paw prints of the city’s horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and dogs. By placing these animals centre stage, he will challenge long-held assumptions about Georgian London. Was the capital really only a bit player in the Industrial Revolution? Was the city agriculturally unproductive? Did sociability drive recreation unchallenged? Tom will answer these questions as part of a whistle-stop tour ranging from West End mews to East End industrial yards. Copies of Tom’s book, City of Beasts, will be available to purchase at a special reduced rate on the evening.

Thomas Almeroth-Williams is a Research Associate at the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, as well as a Communications Manager for the University of Cambridge. He has previously worked for The National Gallery, Historic Royal Palaces and SAVE Britain’s Heritage

Doors open 6.15pm, talk starts 6.30pm (inc. wine). All welcome

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(Photo credit Yale Center for British Art)


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm


The Georgian Group

6 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia

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