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The Age of Great Cities

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Exploring the architectural, intellectual and political history of the Victorian town hall

A Victoria and Albert Museum lunchtime lecture by Director Dr Tristram Hunt

The Victoria era was known as The Age of Great Cities, as the booming industrial conurbations of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham sought to translate their wealth into civic pride and confident urban architecture. At the aesthetic and cultural core of the 19th century city was the Town Hall: designed as a testament to a city’s history, and its future ambitions.

In this lecture, V&A Director Dr Tristram Hunt explores the architectural, intellectual and political history of the Victorian town hall and asks what that sense of municipal patriotism might offer city life today.

At the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Cost: Free of charge

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Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organiser

Victoria and Albert Museum
Website:
https://www.vam.ac.uk

Venue

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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Website:
https://www.vam.ac.uk