Lecture: Housing for Victorian and Edwardian working women

at Marlborough Road Methodist Church, AL1 3XG

Emily will speak about her research and publication on purpose-built lodging houses for working women, a distinctive building type that emerged particularly in late Victorian and Edwardian London to serve the new women engaged in clerical work. The illustrated talk will address the historical and funding context, the architecture of the buildings and their social impact.

Emily Gee is the Regional Director, London and South East at Historic England, where she has worked since 2001. She has a background in architectural history studying at Smith College, the University of Virginia and the Architectural Association. She is a Governor at Thomas Coram Nursery, serves on the Council of the Camden History Society, looks after the history fundraising lectures at St Pancras Old Church and is a Trustee at the Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe.

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