January 2014

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Wednesday 12 February 2014

Public Lecture: The Making of the Modern British Home
The suburban semi and family life between the wars

You are invited to join us for a stimulating Public Lecture, part of Henley Business School’s Engaging Business events programme, bringing together world-class academic experts and industry leaders to explore pressing topical issues. 

This lecture by Professor Peter Scott, Director of the Centre for International Business History, examines the ways in which housing, aspirations, and local social norms interacted to produce one of the most fundamental changes in British family life.

During the 1920s and 1930s almost a quarter of urban working-class families migrated from cramped terraces to new suburban estates of semi-detached housing. 

The social impacts were considerable, transforming family life from a ‘traditional’ community-orientated pattern, to a characteristically ‘modern’ pattern, based around ‘private’ and domesticated lifestyles, ‘keeping up with the Jones’s,’ and smaller, but better resourced, families. 

Times Higher Education: “Scott’s well-grounded and comprehensive account will be the definitive book on this subject for years to come.”

Please register via email if you wish to attend, stating guest names and number of tickets required.

We do hope you will be able to join us.

Your response will be appreciated by email to henleyevents@henley.ac.uk

6:15pm – Refreshments
7:00pm – Lecture and Q&A
8:30pm – Close

Henley Business School

For enquiries:

Charlotte Zittel
Events Manager
+44 (0)1491 418777