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Elegance and Scandals of Georgian St Albans

Elegance and Scandals of Georgian St Albans

In support of the Renaissance: St Albans project to bring history to life through the proposed new Museum and Gallery in the classical St Albans Town Hall, Hon Alderman Kate Morris will give a series of lectures on 18th and early 19th century St Albans. A history graduate from the universities of Edinburgh and York, Kate has already lectured widely on her recent research into the social history of St Albans. Revealing both elegant lifestyles and scandalous venality, and from ‘criminal conversations’ for ‘Female Friendly Societies’, Kate will cover a slice of the town’s life not previously known. 

Following the talks, she will offer Sunday afternoon tours to ‘walk the talk’ and show where it all happened. 

Tickets for talks can be purchased at both museums in the town and the Tourist and Information Centre in the Town Hall, Market Place. Walk tickets are available only from the Town Hall. 

St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust need your support. Please; 
  • Buy a ticket 
  • Spread the word 
  • Raise funds 
Work is now underway to raise the funds to transform the grade II* listed Town Hall into a new City Museum and Gallery. The £6.75m renaissance: St Albans project will see the Museum of St Albans and the UH Gallery move from Hatfield Road into the Town Hall. 

Funds and pledges raised so far total £5.09m. St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust, St Albans City & District Council and the University of Hertfordshire are working together to raise the balance. 

More information about the fundraising campaign for the renaissance: St Albans project is available from St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust website

Every individual or group that raises more than £1,000 will be given special recognition and will become “renaissance Champions”. More details about donating to the project, and a downloadable donation form, can be found here;

by Philip Kenchington, - 17/10/2014 00:00


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