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Online Talks
Wed 12 Aug 2020
1 hour

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The very poor of Victorian society, the destitute and those who were unable to help themselves all too often found themselves in the workhouse. But was it as bad as has often been made out? Come along and find out – you may be surprised by what you discover.

In this one-hour talk, Simon Fowler discusses the experiences of pauper inmates. He covers the period between the early 18th century, when the first workhouses were established, and 1930, when they were formally abolished. Simon also looks at surviving archival resources.

There will be a question and answer session 

Date and Time: 12 August 14:00-15:00 (UK time). 

Tutor: Simon Fowler

What you need to know:

On 11 August an email invitation will be sent to all who have booked which includes a password and link to the talk - remember to check your spam folder! Although the talk is free it must be pre-booked. Please ensure you use the same user name that you used at booking, to login to the talk on the day.

We will use Zoom, the application is free. If you have not used Zoom before, you can find out more and download the application ahead of time here