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Events

Grim and Desperate: Living in Poverty in Victorian Britain

Grim and Desperate: Living in Poverty in Victorian Britain

Date
02/06/2015
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
In the first of a series of talks accompanying the exhibition 'Magna Carta and the Loss of Liberties in Victorian Art' College Curator Dr Laura MacCulloch explores the reality of poverty in Victorian Britain by looking at three paintings in the show.
Highlights tour of the exhibition 'Magna Carta and the Loss of Liberties in Victorian Art '

Highlights tour of the exhibition 'Magna Carta and the Loss of Liberties in Victorian Art '

Date
04/06/2015
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
Join the Art Collections team for a tour of the exhibition and find out how the Victorians used art to explore the idea of human rights and the principles of Magna Carta.
Magna Carta and the Victorians

Magna Carta and the Victorians

Date
05/06/2015
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
This lecture is one of the talks accompanying the exhibition 'Magna Carta and the Loss of Liberities in Victorian Art'. Leading expert Professor Miles Taylor, University of York, will explore attitudes to Magna Carta in the 19th-century and how its principles were manipulated to suit a variety of political campaigns.
Unsettled Neighbourhoods: Magna Carta and the Movement of People in Nineteenth-Century Britain'

Unsettled Neighbourhoods: Magna Carta and the Movement of People in Nineteenth-Century Britain'

Date
09/06/2015
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
Dr Ruth Livesey's gallery talk will explore how the development of roads and railways in nineteenth-century Britain tangled with customary ideas about dwelling and freedom of movement. This free talk is one of a series of events accompanying the exhibition 'Magna Carta and the Loss of Liberties in Victorian Art.'
Highlights tour of the exhibition 'Magna Carta and the Loss of Liberties in Victorian Art '

Highlights tour of the exhibition 'Magna Carta and the Loss of Liberties in Victorian Art '

Date
12/06/2015
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
Join the Art Collections team for a tour of the exhibition and find out how the Victorians used art to explore the idea of human rights and the principles of Magna Carta.
 
 
 
 
 

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