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Drawing principally on letters, news items and editorials in the London press, and on reports of crimes and accidents in Old Bailey Proceedings, I explore how horse-buses changed the perception, experience and use of metropolitan space for passengers and pedestrians between 1829 and the 1850s. I also consider how the space of the bus was experienced and practised by different classes and genders.

All welcome- this seminar is free to attend, but advance booking is required.