Tag: Talks

Borough Talks: Food City: How has food changed London’s built environment?

Published on 07th June 2018

How has food production, distribution, storage, preparation, consumption, waste and culture changed London’s built environment? How has London changed food? What does the future hold? As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2018, Borough Market will host a thought provoking evening of discussion, in partnership with architects DLA Design and the Cambridge University Land Society. This special public debate will bring together experts from the worlds of architecture and food, to explore the impact that food has on our capital city. The talk will take place in Borough Market’s recently completed communal hub, Jubilee Place. The audience will also be invited to sample a delicious spread of food and drink provided by Borough Market’s traders. Book tickets/ Find out more #LoveBorough  @Boroughmarket  http://boroughmarket.org.uk/  

Death, Dissection & the Destitute: a Political History of the Human Corpse

Published on 28th March 2018

The Old Operating Theatre & Herb Garret hosts a talk by author Ruth Richardson on the topic of death and the body in 19th century England. Before 1832 dissection was a feared and hated punishment for murder. The 1832 Anatomy Act requisitioned instead the corpses of the poor, transferring the penalty from murder to poverty. The Anatomy Act contributed to the terrible fear of the Victorian workhouse and influences attitudes towards death even today. This talk by author Ruth Richardson analyses the subject drawing on many disciplines to explore the fundamental issues of folklore and science, life and death and the political struggles surrounding ownership of the body in the 19th century. ‘A heartfelt dilemma whose history is movingly explored….Passionate, powerful and elegant’. Roy Porter, The Guardian. April 26th. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Tickets