The British Academy Lecture at Hay: Victorious Century - The United Kingdom 1800-1906
2 Jun 2018, 13:00 - 14:00
- Good Energy Stage, Hay Festival, Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay on Wye, HR3 5PJ
To live in 19th century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent in human experience. There were revolutions in transport, communication, work; cities grew vast; scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognisable. This was an exhilarating time, but also a horrifying one. In this lecture David Cannadine discusses his dazzling new book offering a bold, fascinating new interpretation of the British 19th century in all its energy and dynamism, darkness and vice.
Professor Sir David Cannadine PBA, President of the British Academy; Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University; Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford
Tom Clark, Editor, Prospect magazine