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A lot going on...

Been very busy lately preparing for two exhibitions at once. Thankfully the installation of ‘[( 6 )] go to Oxford’ exhibition is being handled by RobTM and Tanya Ahmed. 244 more words

You have mail - Postscript

Just as a PS should be, this posting is an add-on drawn from the main theme but at a tangent. In this case, it concerns the post-education life of the coachman’s daughter. 1,021 more words


Review: Charles Booth: VSOP @ Brighton Fringe

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub

Comedian Charles Booth’s hour-long show at The Warren presents a brisk menagerie of idiosyncratic characters, from a homosexual fisherman desperately hiding in the closet to a psychotic Scottish flatmate obsessed with soup, with enthusiasm and élan. 298 more words


All About Maps!

Our blog post for today (last post before we leave for London tomorrow! YAY!!) is supposed to be about maps and their importance. When I think of maps, I think of those “classic” paper maps that dads take on long road trips..ones that they clearly don’t know how to read (haha). 457 more words


Oxford House - Prospective Exhibition

I have been in discussions with John Ryan, CEO of Oxford House in Bethnal Green, about a possible exhibition in November of this year. The aim will be to commemorate the centenary of Charles Booth’s death. 511 more words

Charles Booth's London 2: Attitudes to Europeans and the Absence of Black Londoners

Last time we looked at the Police Notebooks from Charles Booth’s survey of the poor in London and what they had to say about the Asian population of London between 1897 and 1901, this time we’re looking at their attitude to Europeans and also asking why black Londoners are absent from the notebooks. 2,385 more words

Public History

8th January 1914. Slums.

Today saw the death in 1914 of Richard A Cross who was twice Tory Home Secretary between 1874-80 and 1885-1886, and particularly noted as the instigator of the Artisans Dwellings Improvement Act 1875, which had allowed clearance of slum areas. 547 more words