Care and Cure? The Material World of Victorian and Edwardian Asylums in Surrey

Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar


This talk opens up the doors of the 'lunatic asylum' (as it was known to contemporaries). It looks at how—and why—such institutions in Surrey were laid out and decorated and considers the kind of life lived there by patients and staff. The talk accompanies a foyer display and is part of an ESRC-funded project. "At Home in the Institution? Asylum, School and Lodging House Interiors in London and South East England, 1845-1914", based in the History Department at Royal Holloway University of London.

Period7 Jan 2012