History Lectures

History Lectures

Lecturer: Alan Hertz

Event Hours(1)

  • Wednesday

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The series for the summer months is “Themes in the history of London”

You will explore how developments in the history of London are embodied in changes in language, in cultural practices, in geography, in technology, most of all in the lives of Londoners. 

Topics to be considered include: 

  • fashion and individualism 
  • manners and feelings 
  • the domestication of empire 
  • the legacy of slavery 
  • the rise of consumerism 
  • the impact of mass literacy 
  • mass transportation 

Please come along and join this new fascinating series of lectures.

About the lecturer

Alan Hertz lecturer of Histroy at The Avenue Club, KewAlan is Professor of Humanities and Head of Liberal Arts at Hult International Business School. He is American by birth and nationality, but grew up largely in India and Pakistan, and has lived in the UK since 1977. He studied at Yale and the University of Toronto and obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is married to Linda Collister and has three very English children.

Alan has been teaching the history of London to undergraduates for almost 30 years. His chief research interests are in Victorian poetry and journalism, and the cultural history of London. His teaching practice has always been to anchor the general in the particular, making as much use as possible of storytelling and field trips.


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