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Exhibition Launch: 'Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convict...

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Exhibition Launch: 'Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts'

Between 1700 and 1900, Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment. This exhibition uses the collections of the LMA and the life archives assembled by the AHRC Digital Panopticon project to trace the impact of these punishments on convict lives.


5.45pm - Launch Event Opens

6.00pm - Short talks by exhibition curators Laurence Ward, Professor Bob Shoemaker, Professor Tim Hitchcock and AHRC Digital Panopticon Principal Investigator, Professor Barry Godfrey.

6.10 - 6.20 Short performance piece by Matthew Crampton (Narrator and writer of the current production of The Transports), From the Old Bailey to Botany Bay - Lives of Exiled Londoners

6.20 - 7.30pm - Wine reception and opportunity to view the exhibition. Please note that the LMA closes promptly at 7:30 pm.

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