Brandon Hill to Ham Green: survival, loss and innovation

Date: 19 April 2018
Venue: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN
Time: 18:00 - 19:30


UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme 2017-18; in partnership with M Shed, the Regional History Centre, runs a monthly evening research seminar in the Learning Studio at M Shed, Bristol. All the seminars are held on a Thursday, start at 18:00 and are free to attend.

About the event

Brandon Hill to Ham Green: Survival, Loss and Innovation in Bristol's green spaces 1750 – 2017 - Katy Layton-Jones

For over 200 years, cities like Bristol have retained and protected a variety of public green spaces. From eighteenth-century pleasure walks to Victorian parks and post-war memorial gardens, we have inherited a diverse and valuable canon of urban green space. Yet, today, Britain's public parks and gardens face threats of privatisation, development, and dereliction.

Focusing on Bristol, but also taking in the national context, this talk examines the political, economic, and cultural journey that has shaped the form and management of urban green space and led us to the crisis point we now face.

Dr Katy Layton Jones is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester.

How to attend

There is no registration required for this event. Read about past and recorded Regional History Centre seminars.

Cost: Free
Contact: Professor Steve Poole
E-mail: rhc@uwe.ac.uk

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