World Heritage: Eighteenth Century Social Ambition

April 26, 2023


Discover the nature of socialising in eighteenth-century Bath in this fifth talk in our Unesco World Heritage series.

While Jane Austen’s Persuasion satirised social ambition, this talk explores a more comprehensive view of sociability, considering personal, social, intellectual, cultural, and political motives. Professor Elaine Chalus (FRHistS), Professor of British History at the University of Liverpool, explores how Bath’s allure lay in its offerings of a diverse array of connections and stimulating conversations.

If you enjoy this talk, the other talks in our World Heritage series are also on our Video Talks page (listed by their original live date).

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