Georgian St Albans Lectures

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Georgian St Albans Lectures

30 October, 2014 @ 7:15 pm - 22 March, 2015 @ 9:00 pm


The Elegance and Scandals of Georgian St Albans

Georgian St Albans

Local historian and Honorary Alderman Kate Morris will give an illuminating account of the social life and politics of elegant Georgian St Albans in a series of four lectures.

30th October –the Eighteenth century – a gentry town grows around the social life of the redoubtable Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough – St Albans: her beloved home town (Town Hall)

27th November – the Early Nineteenth century – Dowager Countess Spencer and the Regency – philanthropy, venality and reform (Mansion House, Oaklands – built circa 1782)

5 th February –the Great and the not so Good – people, politics and scandals of the Corporation (Town Hall)

19th March – Making ends meet – The challenges of bankruptcies, trade, commerce and schools and the threat posed by Napoleon (Town Hall)

On the Sunday after the talk there will be a guided walk to further illustrate the lecture.

Tickets will shortly be on sale from the museums and the Tourist Information Centre.


Lecture only – £10
Guided walk only – £5
1 Lecture and 1 guided walk – £15
4 Lectures and 4 walks – £50

The money raised will go towards renaissance: St Albans.


30 October, 2014 @ 7:15 pm
22 March, 2015 @ 9:00 pm


Town Hall
Market Place, St Peters Street
St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5DJ
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(01727) 864511