Prince Albert, the Great Exhibition and the cult of the 'exposition'

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Tuesday 20 November
Meeting Room A

In the first of a short series on What the Victorians did for Exeter, starting during the 150th anniversary of RAMM, Dr Bruce Coleman, historian and specialist in Victorian politics, considers the impact of the Great Exhibition on later imitators across a range of countries and interests.

With royal influence and huge crowds, it was a popular and financial success. World’s fairs and expositions around the world followed – and an ambiguity in the meaning people took from the original event.

What is the link between the Great Exhibition in 1851 and England’s World Cup football in 1966? Dr Coleman provides the answer.

Please note the incorrect time for this event was listed in our What’s on Guide. This talk is a lunchtime talk and starts at 1pm.