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'The Architecture of Hurry'

Richard Dennis gives Annual Lecture at centre for Urban History

'The Architecture of Hurry'

Professor Richard Dennis gave the Centre for Urban History Annual Lecture at the University of Leicester on 24 May. Leicester has continued to be the leading UK university for the study of urban history, following in the tradition of Professor H.J. (Jim) Dyos who almost single-handedly established the discipline in Britain in the 1960s.

 

Richard's lecture was on The Architecture of Hurry, a suitably literary title which allowed him scope to combine his interests in mobility, transport and flats (whose residents were always in a hurry to be somewhere else). For more details, and (prospectively) a link to a video of the lecture, go to http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/urbanhistory/news/annual-lecture

 

He has also been active on the Gissing front, giving the opening paper, on The Place of Art in Gissing's Early Novels, at the 4th International George Gissing Conference at the University of York, on 28 March.

 

Richard will give a keynote paper at Central spaces - perspectives on core areas of the modern city after 1850 at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, in September.


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