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The riots in London: lecture offers historical perspective

The impact of a single night’s rioting in Croydon is still deeply felt, more than 18 months on from 8/8. The impact of week of rioting on the streets of the capital in 1780 would impact British society profoundly for … Continue reading

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Hard Times: lessons from Dickens for 21st century London

Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago. His books and articles were often firmly based in south London (as David Perdue’s excellent Dickens blog demonstrates) and ANDY FORD says that Dickens, “the champion of the oppressed”, also exposed the rotten … Continue reading

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