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Workhouse Lives IV: Giving the Bastile a Broadside”: Workhouses, riots and community politics in the 19th century, Dr Peter Jones, University of Glasgow

People queuing at S. Marylebone workhouse circa 1900; Wellcome Collection
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Nottingham Trent University, in partnership with the AHRC project ‘In Their Own Write’, The National Archives and the Workhouse Network invite you to participate in an online seminar series: ‘Workhouse Lives’.

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In 2023 - 2024 Nottingham Trent University and The National Archives run their fourth iteration of the Workhouse Lives seminar series.

This year our focus is on the workhouse ‘in its place and space’. In essence we are interested in the way that workhouses interact with the wider communities of which they were part (or sometimes) on which they were imposed. We consider topics across a wide spectrum from fights over access to churches through the relationships between workhouses and other institutions, and to disputes over the very siting of new workhouse buildings.

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 5 pm to 6.30 pm for an exciting engagement with this very under-researched topic.

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You must register separately for each session you are interested in. The link to join the event will be sent to your email the day before the event. If you have any problems with the link please contact


All events start at 5 pm and are expected to be around 40 - 45 minute, followed by questions.

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