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13:15 - 13:55 15 January 2013

Lunch Hour Lecture: Gower Street to Euston Square: A local history of the Underground


Darwin Lecture Theatre access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Prof Richard Dennis, Professor of Human Geography, UCL Geography

The world’s first underground railway, the Metropolitan, steam-powered and running underneath Euston Road, opened in January 1863. The early history of underground travel in London was beset by the problems of asphyxiation, inadequate lighting, accidents, explosions and crime; countered by the opportunities for improved connectivity, speed and intimacy. This lecture will focus on the 19th and early 20th century history of the Underground, as seen through the lens of UCL’s local station.


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3838 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


click here to watch this lecture live on the day at 1.15pm

London underground train