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Public History Group Saturday 24 January 2015

2015 January 16

The first session of 2015 is:

Love they neighbour: inter-neighbour relations and the syntax of complaint in early 20th century London.

‘In researching the history of my flat-a one-bedroomed former tenement designed by Octavia Hill in 1903-I stumbled upon some letters of complaint in an archive. The letters revealed the main concerns and antagonisms between the neighbours in the early 20th century.’

Anna Robinson University of East London

Anna Robinson is a Public History graduate from Ruskin College, Oxford and a published poet. She was 2014 Poet-in-Residence on Lower Marsh Market. Anna is author of Into the Woods (Enitharmon Press 2014) and The Finders of London which was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize in 2011. Anna also edited the Lambeth Pamphlet History Series for Lambeth Archives, is poetry editor for Not Shut Up Magazine and founding editor for The Long Poem Magazine.

Place: Room 612
UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

Time: Come along for coffee at 11am which will be served in the Staff Common Room on the 6th floor – lift (and stairs) to all floors. Talk starts promptly at 11.30am

For Anna’s website clink on this link

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