Contextual Lecture Series 2017: London: The Making of a Global City

We examine aspects of London identity, 1817-2017, two centuries of social, industrial and cultural innovations that have positioned London as a major global city. This series will explore the ins-and-outs of the capital, including its architecture, infrastructure, social housing and culture and economic growth through both business and scientific advancement. What makes a global city and how do we maintain its expanding fortitude? Join expert speakers as they discuss the world’s city!

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List of Lectures

Thinkers' London After Waterloo - 21 February 
Professor A.C. Grayling

Enlightenment London - 14 March
Professor John Robertson 

Two Hundred Years of Farming Change, 1817–2017 - 21 March
Dr Paul Brassley

Greater London: The story of the Suburbs - 28 March
Dr Nick Barratt  

Keynes: A Revolution in Economic Thinking - 11 April
Lord Robert Skidelsky

A City of Women But Not Always For Us: London 1817 - 201725 April
Professor Mary Evans

Punch and the Athenæum: Satire and High Places in London's Famous Club - 9 May
Professor Michael Wheeler

The Subterranean Railway: How the Underground Changed London - 16 May
Christian Wolmar

The Life and Work of Michael Faraday (1791-1867) - 30 May
Professor Frank James

English Law and the Empire - 13 June
Sir Francis Jacobs

The Contemporary City - 20 June
Ben Judah

  • AC Grayling

    AC Grayling
  • Nick Barratt

    Nick Barratt
  • Robert Skidelsky

    Robert Skidelsky
  • Michael Wheeler

    Michael Wheeler
  • Frank James

    Frank James
  • Christian Wolmar

    Christian Wolmar
  • Ben Judah

    Ben Judah

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Event details

Start date
21 February 2017
End date
20 June 2017
Open
All lectures Tuesday mornings at 10.30 – 11.30am
Price
£12, £10 Friends