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Rational Recreation, Scientific Culture and the Development of Public Parks in Nottingham during the mid-Nineteenth Century, Nottingham Green Spaces

24.08.2016, 2:00 pm

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NGS logoOn Wednesday 24th August 2016 in the  Exhibition Area, Local Studies Library, 1st Floor Central Library, Nottingham starting at 2pm Professor Paul Elliott looks at the reasons for the 1845 Nottingham Enclosure Act and explores how far the provision of green spaces in the town was inspired by local naturalists and sanitary reformers as well as civic rivalry with other urban centres such as Derby and Manchester. He explains how the struggle between the promoters of enclosure and their opponents, and the impact of ideas of rational recreation and scientific cultures influenced the provision and development of public green spaces which were intended to further civic pride while also reflected continuing social, political and religious divisions.

This hands-on event is part of a series of presentations and events taking place in conjunction with the exhibition Nottingham’s Historic Green Spaces which is running from 9:00am on Wednesday 3rd August to 5:00pm on Wednesday 31st August in the Local Studies Library.


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Nottingham Green Spaces
judith.mills @nottingham.ac.uk
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Nottingham Local Studies Library
Angel Row
Nottingham, NG1 6HP United Kingdom
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