Lectures 2012-13: 'Active Citizenship and the Humanities: The Victorian Model'
When: Tuesday 23 October 2012 19:00
Where: Old Library, Working Men's College, 44 Crowndale Road, NW1 1TR
"Active Citizenship and the Humanities: The Victorian Model", the first lecture in the WMC Lectures 2012-13 will be presented by:
Professor Eugenio Biagini, Professor of Modern & Contemporary History at Cambridge University, and Dr Marcella Sutcliffe, AHRC Associate at Cambrdige University
Professor Tom Schuller will chair the event. Professor Eugenio Biagini and Dr Marcella Sutcliffe will explore Victorian academics' commitment to the notion of active citizenship, a pervasive ideal in Victorian Britain which aimed to bridge the gap between academia and the slum. Inspired by civic zeal, 'men of letters' chose to address the 'social question' by personal engagement. Setting up the Working Men's College first and subsequently spreading to the Easte End, these teachers were interested in nurturing human desire for knowledge and the experience of fellowship with their power to cross class divide.
This lecture has been made possible by financial support and cooperation from AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council), Cambridge University and Bishopsgate Institute.
Topics of future WMC lectures, held normally on a Thursday evening, will include John Ruskin and Dante Gabriel Rossett (both early tutors at WMC) and the Human Rights Act.
WMC 2012-13 Lectures are FREE.
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