Buckinghamshire’s social housing
– from Almshouses to Right-to-Buy
will be held on Saturday 5 October 2019 at The Oculus, the Aylesbury Vale District Council conference centre in Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury – plus The Street exhibition space.
A full one-day conference looking at the changing face of housing for the people, in Buckinghamshire and generally: cottages on manorial estates, the 18th-century workhouse that provided work, the 19th-century workhouse that enforced it, ‘Homes fit for Heroes’ after the First World War, council housing before and after the Second, the New Towns and Milton Keynes, the effects of Right-to-Buy.
• Displays by local societies.
• The conference will finish around 4.30pm.
Talks. First talk starts at 10am (doors open 9.30am).
- Social housing under the First Poor Law 1600-1834
Speaker: Professor John Broad, editor of Records of Buckinghamshire
- Marlow’s overworked workhouse: Problems caused by the implementation of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act
Speaker: Janet Smith
- Social housing in Amersham 1919-1945
Speaker: Emily Toettcher, Curator of Amersham Museum
Lunch break (see below for optional buffet).
- Blitz, Bletchley and Milton Keynes:
The decentralisation of London after World War II
Speaker: Professor Mark Clapson, of the University of Westminster
- The deconstruction of council and social housing since 1979
Speakers: John Boughton, author of ‘Municipal Dreams: The rise and fall of council housing’
The conference will finish around 4.30pm.
ATTENDANCE IS BY PRE-BOOKED TICKETS:
- £15 without lunch (full-time students under 25 free),
- £20 with buffet lunch.
(Prices reflect the cost of hiring the Oculus purpose-built conference centre.)
- Coffee, tea and fruit juice will be available free at mid-morning, lunchtime and mid-afternoon.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE: