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Public History Group: Walk 19 March Bombs in Bloomsbury

2016 March 4
WWII bomb shrapnel repair on the front of the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology Image: Gabriel Moshenska

WWII bomb shrapnel repair on the front of the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology Image: Gabriel Moshenska

Dr Gabriel Moshenska, lecturer in Public Archaeology at UCL Institute of Archaeology will lead a walking tour around Bloomsbury.

This walking tour (c.90 minutes) surveys the unusually long and varied history of explosions in the Bloomsbury area of Central London from the late 19th through to the early 21st century. The tour focuses on the traces that these bombs have left behind: in the fabric of buildings; in memorials; in memories; and in the absences and gaps that they leave behind. In the tour and in discussions we will consider the effects of bombs in shaping urban life, British politics, architecture and memorial landscapes.

The tour can easily be made fully wheelchair friendly if required.

In the event of bad weather there will be a PowerPoint-assisted lecture instead on the same topic, with coffee in Institute of Archaeology room 609, and talk at 11:30 in room 612.

Meet at 11 on the steps of Institute of Archaeology, University College London 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY.

Further details from UCL website.

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