Talk: Dickens and the workhouse, by Ruth Richardson

29/12/2012 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Highgate Cemetery
Swain's Lane
London N6 6PJ
£7 adults, £5 students and cemetery volunteers
Lucy Robertson
020 8340 1834

The discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination.

Internationally, the media immediately grasped the idea that Oliver Twist’s workhouse had been found, and made public the news that both the workhouse and Dickens’s old home were still standing, near London’s Telecom Tower.

Highgate Cemetery’s Christmas talk by Dr Ruth Richardson, the historian who did the sleuthing behind these exciting new findings, presents this fascinating story.

Doors open at 6pm, and mulled wine and mince pies will be served. The talk starts promptly at 6.30pm and will last about an hour. 

Adults £7; Students and cemetery volunteers £5. To book, visit our website. Tickets are non-refundable but, as a courtesy to others, please let us know if you cannot attend.

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