Posted: 13 March 2012
The Gordon riots of June 1780 were the most devastating outbreak of urban violence in British history.
For almost a week large parts of central London were ablaze, prisons were destroyed and the Bank of England attacked. Hundreds of rioters were shot dead by troops and for many observers it seemed that England was on the verge of a revolution.
The first scholarly study in a generation, edited by Roehampton’s Ian Haywood, The Gordon Riots: Politics, Culture and Insurrection in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain brings together leading scholars from historical and literary studies to provide new perspectives on these momentous events. The essays include new archival work on the religious, political and international contexts of the riots and new interpretations of contemporary literary and artistic sources.
For too long the significance of the Gordon riots has been overshadowed by the impact of the French revolution on British society and culture: this book restores the riots to their central position in late eighteenth-century Britain.
Illustrating a creative partnership
The Romantic Illustration Network offers retired people new opportunities to develop skills and knowledge with a series of seminars and workshops, in partnership with the University of the Third Age.
Posted: 23 November 2017
University of Roehampton students work with Category A prisoners at HMP Belmarsh
Third year Criminology students at the University of Roehampton will be visiting Belmarsh prisoners with playwright and youth worker, Nathan Lucky Wood, at the prison in Thamesmead today as part of their degree.
Posted: 22 November 2017
State-of-the-art new therapy is offered to the community
The University of Roehampton is inviting members of the community to come forward for free therapy sessions - as part of an innovative new therapy research programme aimed at helping people who are experiencing depression.
Posted: 9 November 2017