Some of our readers may be interested in this talk by DP’s Tim Hitchcock and Juliet Lyon of the Prison Reform Trust, in London on 27 August.
Since the 18th century thousands of London’s population have lived behind bars. A myriad of terrifying gaols, lock ups, hulks, sponging houses and places of correction have been replaced by our contemporary institutions of incarceration: Brixton, Isis, Feltham, Holloway, Pentonville, Thameside, Wormwood scrubs and Wandsworth. But what were, and are, they like? Historian Professor Tim Hitchcock and Juliet Lyon of the Prison Reform trust unlock the doors to London’s penitentiaries, past and present.
When: 6.30pm Thursday August 27th 2015
Where: Westminster Arts Library, 35 St Martins Street, London
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions) (includes free drink)
More information and booking here.