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16:00 - 20:30 12 March 2010

FULLY BOOKED: Bloomsbury Past and Present


Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

David Lodge, Novelist
Lynne Truss, Author

What stories hide beneath the surface of Bloomsbury's streets and squares? Bloomsbury Past and present will uncover the history of 19th-century Bloomsbury, a time of reforms in the area, when many progressive institutions - educational, social, religious - were founded. The event will also explore the impact of Bloomsbury on literature today. Visitors will have the chance to hear from experts on literature and journalism, architectural history, urban geography and history of the occult, who will talk about their Bloomsbury research. Items from the UCL Library's Bloomsbury Exhibition will be on display, and visitors can explore the resources of the Bloomsbury project website and blog. Novelists and writers with close connections to UCL, including Lynne Truss and David Lodge, will talk about the significance of Bloomsbury on their writing, accompanied by readings of 'Bloomsbury' poems from contemporary poets.


Clare Szembek

University Street - Gower Street