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Municipal Dreams: John Boughton and Lynsey Hanley in conversation
  • Category
    Words and Ideas
  • Date(s)
    22 May 2018
  • Time
    7:00 PM
  • Price
    £7*
  • Concs.
    £5*
Municipal Dreams: John Boughton and Lynsey Hanley in conversation

Join John Boughton, author of Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing, and Lynsey Hanley, author of Respectable: The Experience of Class and Estates: An Intimate History in conversation about the rise and fall of council housing—from Victorian slums to Grenfell Tower.

Municipal Dreams,  presents an alternative history of the United Kingdom. This history begins in the slum clearances of the late nineteenth century and the aspirations of those who would build anew. In this book, John Boughton looks at how and why the state’s duty to house its people decently became central to our politics.

TIME: 19.00-20.30

John Boughton has published in the Historian and Labor History and gives talks on housing to a range of audiences. He is involved in a number of housing campaigns and lives in London. His blog is municipaldreams.wordpress.com.

Lynsey Hanley was born in Birmingham and lives in Liverpool. She is the author of Estates: An Intimate History, and Respectable: The Experience of Class. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement.

In partnership with Verso.

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