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THE LONDON COURSE: LONDON IN THE 18TH CENTURY / DR. JOHNSONíS HOUSE AND FLEET STREET


The Course
The recovery of London expanded at a rapid pace after the Great Fire. As the city at the heart of the Age of Enlightenment, it was a consumer society par excellence with wealth and squalor side by side. It was a rough and ready time, elegant and refined: a time of passionate preaching and riotous disorder. This is the time of Robert
Adam, Canaletto, William Hogarth and the Mob, and the course will illustrate the life that Londoners lived in every stratum of society.


DR. JOHNSON’S HOUSE AND FLEET STREET (VISIT )

The House is devoted to the life and work of the unique writer, where the famous Dictionary and encyclopoedia was created. After, we will explore the hidden lanes and alleys off Fleet Street, which are the legacy of the post-Fire development.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

3 October 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£42

Available from:

info@thecoursestudies.co.uk

Additional Information:

visit www.thecoursestudies.co.uk

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