An evening of talks about the history of the City of London and the life and work of one of its famous residents: Jeremy Bentham, the great philosopher and reformer born in Houndsditch in 1748. Talks will be followed by informal discussion, refreshments and good cheer.
Featuring talks by:
Professor Philip Schofield, Director of the Bentham Project, UCL
Dr Oliver Harris, early modern historian
David Woosnam, qualified City of London guide
This event is run by the Bentham Project as part of Bentham in the Community: an exciting new public engagement initiative to bring together academic and amateur historians and raise awareness of the life and work of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). Funded by a UCL Beacon Bursary for public engagement, the project consists of three events aimed at situating UCL more firmly within the local community. The events will take place in May during the Historical Association's Local History Month.
When & Where
The Bentham Project, University College London
The Bentham Project is the global centre for Bentham studies. Part of UCL's Faculty of Laws, it is recognised as a British Academy Research Project and receives funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.