October, 2021

24oct2:00 pm3:00 pm1980s London: Shining a Light on the PresentAlec Forshaw2:00 pm - 3:00 pm London House, Goodenough CollegeEvent Type :Talks, Walks & Tours

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London experienced huge change in the 1980s, a decade of radical political upheaval and revolutions in technology and working practices, which transformed parts of the capital and touched the lives of almost everyone for better or for worse. This was the decade that saw the ‘Big Bang’ and deregulation of the City money markets, the demise of Fleet Street, the abolition of the Greater London Council, the Brixton riots, IRA atrocities, all set in the context of wider national issues such as the sell-off of council houses. the AIDS scare, the advent of ‘popular capitalism’, a wave of new supermarkets, and post-modern architecture.

Based on his new book, 1980s London, Alec Forshaw will explore how London today has been shaped by many of those changes, and how some of the current post-Covid challenges are similar to those faced forty years ago.

Ticket: FREE – but pre-booking is essential

1980s London: Shining a Light on the Present
1980s London: Shining a Light on the Present

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