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'Locating Disability in Britain's Industrial Revolution' - Prof D. Turner

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Faraday Lecture Theatre

Faraday Building

Swansea University (Singleton Campus)

Swansea

SA2 8PP

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What happened to disabled people in Britain’s industrial revolution? How did industrial expansion contribute to the incidence of injury, disease and impairment? Did industrial change lead to increasing marginalisation of the disabled and how receptive was the workplace to men, women and children with impairments? Drawing on findings from the Wellcome Trust Programme Award project 'Disability and Industrial Society: A Comparative Cultural History of British Coalfields 1780-1948', this inaugural lecture reveals the hidden history of disabled people in Britain's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century industrial development and explores the implications of this history for disabled people today.

Professor David Turner (Department of History and Classics, Swansea University) will give his inaugural lecture on Thursday 5 May at 6.30 pm in the Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University (Singleton Campus) (this is an accessible venue, and a BSL interpreter will be present).

There will be a reception from 6.00 pm in the Faraday Foyer. All welcome to this free event.

If you have any difficulties reserving your ticket, you can also do so by emailing riah@swansea.ac.uk or telephone 01792 295190 - simply leave your name and number of seats you would like to reserve.

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Faraday Lecture Theatre

Faraday Building

Swansea University (Singleton Campus)

Swansea

SA2 8PP

United Kingdom

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