How did Somers Town come to be? A lecture by Professor Linda Clarke (June 2017) at the British Library

We welcomed Professor Linda Clarke to the British Library on 20 June 2017 for a lecture on the research that culminated in her book, Building Capitalism: Historical Change and the Labour Process in the Production of the Built Environment (1991). The book is a socio-economic study of the built environment focusing on the development of Somers Town in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

The lecture, ‘How did Somers Town come to be?” was organised by the Somers Town History Club and kindly hosted by the British Library. An audience of fifty or so local residents and interested guests participated in a lively Q&A session after the lecture.

Click below to listen to a thirty minute extract from the lecture.