Presented by Professor John Beckett on Saturday 2nd April 2016 between 10.30am – 12.00pm. Doors open at 10.15am.
John will look at the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment, coupled with the growth of a distinctive ‘middle class’ in the course of the Industrial Revolution in Nottingham. How it led to the establishment of the Nottingham Subscription Library, now known as Bromley House Library, as well as the setting up of a museum, an art gallery and a free library and, eventually, a University College.
Professor John Beckett is Professor of English Regional History at the University of Nottingham, Chairman of the Thoroton Society, and a member of Bromley House Library. He has written extensively on the history of Nottingham and its region.
Bromley House Members £5.00, visitors £6.00. Booking essential via 0115 9473134, firstname.lastname@example.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.
April 2nd is our actual birthday – we will be celebrating with cake and sealing our time capsule.