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Recreating the City

  1. Date:
    19 June 2018
    London Metropolitan Archives
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    18:00 - 19:30
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    Event description:
    ​In the years after the Great Fire of London, thousands of people lived in a makeshift city of sheds and tents. In this creative writing workshop, discover how to use historical research to recreate a cityscape that is both familiar and strange.
    This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction. You are welcome to book them individually or sign up for all three. See entries for 12 and 26 June. Facilitator: Anna James.
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Child Health in London exhibition
19 Nov 2018 - 09 Apr 2019
00:00 - 23:59
London Metropolitan Archives
Free. During normal opening hours

Child Health in London explores the history of the health of the capital's children. It’s a story of young lives blighted by deprivation and disease with little hope of a cure, transformed by breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and underpinned by advances in public health and science, public administration, the caring institutions and the medical profession. From the medical records of the Foundling Hospital, established in the 18th century by Thomas Coram, one of the first pioneers of child care, through the records of children's hospitals and clinics founded in the 19th century, to those of the school health services set up by the London County Council in the 20th, this exhibition makes connections in a sometimes fragmented history and a provides a fascinating background to the issues facing children and young people in London today.

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