Buxton International Festival

Spotlight on Derby University

The Georgian Home: consumption, comfort and displayThe Assembly Rooms - Buxton Crescent Hotelbutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

To celebrate the partnership between BIF and the University of Derby our ‘spotlight’ is turned on a piece of research from the Derby academic team.

The Georgian Home will contrast the idealisation and realities of the home in the eighteenth century in England. Considering the different experiences of domestic life from across the social spectrum it will explore how ideals of comfort, cleanliness and prudence were put into practice by those designing and living in houses. Drawing on examples from pauper houses, the homes of emerging middling sort and the country house the Derby team will compare and contrast the experiences of the Georgians at home.

The speakers are Dr Freya Gowrley, Dr Joseph Harley and Dr Ruth Larsen from the School of Humanities at the University of Derby.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12