Victorious Century, with David Cannadine

Victorious Century, with David Cannadine
25 Apr 2018, 18:00 to 25 Apr 2018, 20:30
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Professor Sir David Cannadine discusses his new book, Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906, with Professor William Whyte (Oxford).

“To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent in human experience. There were revolutions in transport, communication, work; cities grew vast; scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognizable. This was an exhilarating time, but also a horrifying one.” 

(David Cannadine)

Victorious Century is Volume 9 of The Penguin History of Britain.

David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, President of the British Academy, and General Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

William Whyte is Professor of Social and Architectural History at Oxford University. His publications include Redbrick: a social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities (2015) and Unlocking the Church: the lost secrets of Victorian secret space (2017).

This lecture is free to attend, but advance registration is required
: 18:00-19:30

Please note that this lecture has been relocated to The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH. Information can be found here.


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