The Great Fire: Reconsidered

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St Paul's Cathedral

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EC4M 8AD

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The Great Fire: Reconsidered – Sat 3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral

The Great Fire of London has long been held as a pivotal moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed 13,000 houses, 87 churches and 52 livery halls, and rendered an estimated 70,000 people homeless. Yet while cellars still burned there were whispers at court that the conflagration might actually be ‘the greatest blessing that God ever conferred’ upon Charles II for it had levelled the ‘rebellious’ City of London and forever opened its gates to royal power.

350 years on, The Great Fire: Reconsidered aims to re-examine the impact of the Great Fire of London and explore its wide-ranging legacy. Speakers include:

Michael Hebbert (UCL), Hazel Forsyth (Museum of London), Una McIlvenna (University of Kent), Elaine Tierney (V&A), Jewell Johnson (University of Sydney), Lara Thorpe (Royal Holloway, University of London), Alan Marshall (Bath Spa University), Marit Leenstra (MOLA) and Mark Kirby (University of York). The day will conclude with Dr Clare Jackson (Trinity Hall, Cambridge) offering 'final thoughts' on the research presented throughout the day, before a wine reception.

This one-day conference will be held on 3 September 2016, during the anniversary weekend, and boasts the atmospheric setting of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Lunch and refreshments to be provided and delegates will receive a complimentary visitor ticket to St Paul's Cathedral that day (open until 9pm), which can be used following the event.

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