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Birkbeck's Big Ideas: Made in Chingford: The London Rubber Company and Britain’s Forgotten Condom Industry with Dr Jessica Borge (Finsbury Park)

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 (GMT)

Birkbeck's Big Ideas: Made in Chingford: The London...

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Join us for another instalment of Big Ideas at City & Islington College's Centre for Lifelong Learning, and come prepared for interesting discussion and fascinating research!

 

What is Birkbeck's Big Ideas?

A series of thought provoking FREE events, designed to inspire and bring world class Birkbeck academics to the local community, with this latest installment from Dr Jessica Borge, of Birkbeck School of Arts.  

About the Talk

By the mid-1960s The London Rubber Company, based in Chingford in North London, was the biggest condom manufacturer in the world. However, as contraceptive technologies changed so did the nature of the condom business. In this illustrated talk, Jessica Borge presents an historical overview of the British condom business and explains how and why she developed such an unusual interest and turned it into a viable piece of research. 

 

Who is Jessica Borge?

Dr Jessica Borge completed her PhD at Birkbeck in September 2017, and is a social historian specialising in twentieth century Britain. A native Londoner from a working class background, Dr Borge takes a special interest in the extraordinary histories of ordinary things that everyday people consume. She is currently conducting further research into The London Rubber Company at Birkbeck as a Wellcome Trust ISSF Early Career Research Fellow. 

 

The event is FREE and open to all, but please note that seating is allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration and refreshments start at 6pm and the talk will commence at 6.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to this Birkbeck's Big Idea event!

 

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City & Islington College
Centre for Lifelong Learning
28-42 Blackstock Road
London, Gt Lon N4 2DG

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 (GMT)


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