Workers' Homes: Improvement and Technology | University of Oxford

Workers' Homes: Improvement and Technology

Event date
26 Sep 2014 to 28 Sep 2014
Venue
Rewley House
1-7 Wellington Square
Oxford
OX1 2JA
Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
From £125
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The industrialisation of England in the 19th and early 20th centuries brought about great changes in the living conditions of working people in both town and country. This weekend will explore the effects on housing of the birth of the industrial economy, and will discuss ways in which houses were improved, and ways of life changed, as the infrastructure and products of industrial society became available to the working classes, and under the influence of middle class ideals.