Public talk: 'The Foundation and Significance of Edinburgh's Colonies', Colony of Artists 10th Annual Exhibition

Richard Rodger (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

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Public talk: 'The Foundation and Significance of Edinburgh's Colonies', Colony of Artists 10th Annual Exhibition, Abbeyhill Primary School

This talk will explore the why, when and how over 2000 ‘Colony’ houses were built in Edinburgh, why they were successful, and still highly desirable. The talk will consider the character of 19th Century housing in Edinburgh and the efforts made by Edinburgh’s first Medical Officer of Health to improve living conditions. Richard Rodger is the co-author of Insanitary City: Henry Littlejohn and the Condition of Edinburgh (2013) and will include some of the latest research findings in his talk. Sunday 12.00 - Limited Spaces. 55 attendees.
Period13 Sep 2015
Event typeOther
LocationUnited Kingdom