Summer Lecture Series: Barnardo’s East End

Poverty and Philanthropy in 19th Century London

Wednesday, May 8, 7pm

Religious historian, W. M. Jacob, opens our summer lecture series with a talk on Barnardo, poverty and Evangelicalism.

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Life in Barnardo’s East End

Wednesday, May 22, 6.30pm

Professor Emma Griffin explores how ordinary people lived, worked and struggled to survive in Barnardo’s East End.

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Annie Macpherson: fighting ‘Satan’ in Whitechapel and Bethnal Green

Wednesday, June 5, 7pm

Social historian Sarah Wise delves into the hugely admired, and hotly criticised, work of Victorian philanthropist Annie Macpherson.

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£5 Adults – £2.50 Concessions (over 65s and students).

All events take place on 2nd floor and last for an hour with time for questions.

You are invited to enjoy our canal-side café and look round the Museum before the talk starts. The Museum has step-free access and a lift.

We are grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their generous support of this lecture series.