Presented by Dr Andrew Gritt at Bromley House on Wednesday 15th June 2016, 2pm – 3pm. Doors open at 1.45pm.
There is arguably no other nineteenth century novel that continues to influence public opinion to the extent that Dickens’ Oliver Twist does. Indeed, the tale of Oliver is frequently used as a convenient shorthand for the ‘evils’ of the workhouse system. Dickens continues to shape perceptions of nineteenth century poverty and workhouses, helped to a considerable extent by the numerous screen adaptations of Oliver Twist in the twentieth century, some of which will be used to illustrate this talk.
Dr Andy Gritt joined Nottingham Trent University in 2014 and he has published widely on agriculture, industrialisation, poverty and welfare, landscape and population history.
Bromley House Members £3.00, visitors £4.00. Booking essential via 0115 9473134, enquiries@bromleyhouse. org or by calling into the library. Booking opens for library members on Saturday 20th February 2016 and for visitors on Saturday 5th March 2016.