Henley Business School Public Lecture: The Making of the Modern British Home

Event factfile

Date of event: 12 February 2014
Event ends: 12 February 2014
Start time: 19:15
End time: 21:30
Henley Business School Public Lecture: The Making of the Modern British Home

The Henley Business School Public Lecture will be delivered by Professor Peter Scott, Director of the Centre for International Business History.

The Henley Business School Public Lecture will be delivered by Professor Peter Scott, Director of the Centre for International Business History.

"Scott’s well-grounded and comprehensive account will be the definitive book on this subject for years to come." - Times Higher Education

Lecture summary

During the 1920s and 1930s almost a quarter of urban working-class families migrated from cramped terraces to new suburban estates of semi-detached housing.

The social impacts were considerable, transforming family life from a 'traditional' community-orientated pattern, to a characteristically 'modern' pattern, based around 'private' and domesticated lifestyles, 'keeping up with the Jones's,' and smaller, but better resourced, families.

This lecture examines this process and the ways in which housing, aspirations, and local social norms interacted to produce one of the most fundamental changes in British family life.

Special Exhibition

For one night only, guests will also be invited to view a display of items from the University’s Special Collections, and from Professor Scott’s own collection, which will further bring to life the topics illuminated through the lecture.

To book a place, please contact: henleyevents@henley.ac.uk

Getting There

Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus

University of Reading
Reading
Berkshire
RG6 6UD