In partnership with Strandlines (King’s College London’s interdisciplinary project, bringing together the stories of the Strand’s residents and workers: www.strandlines.net), enjoy a day of behind the scenes tours, talks and demonstrations; view archival treasures relating to the Strand and its history.
Date: 19th March 2011
Venue: Westminster Archives, 10 St Ann’s Street: http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/libraries/archives/visitor-information/contact/
The day will feature two talks:
At 11:30 Dr Ruth Richardson will be giving a paper entitled ‘Dickens and the Workhouse’. Ruth has been a key activator in recent attempts to prevent the demolition of the Strand Union Workhouse, on Cleveland Street; she has provided evidence to show that this was the workhouse that inspired possibly the most famous workhouse in the world: that in Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist.
At 2:00 Professor Rosemary Ashton, will be giving a talk entitled ‘142 Strand in the 1850s’. She will be discussing her recent award winning book on John Chapman’s publishing house on the Strand: a radical address which brought together famous names such as Carlyle, Dickens, Thackeray, Mill, Mazzini, and Emerson.
If you would like to attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7641 5180.