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Spanish flu and Covid-19: Pandemics and the Roaring Twenties

November 26 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm GMT

Discover the greatest human disaster of the 20th Century.

Killing over 100 million people, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 had devastating worldwide effects. In the wake of the tragedy of the First World War, with masses of people having lost their lives, the pandemic left Britain in a disastrous state. However, the horror of this illness was forgotten as the British population roared into the 20s and the buzz of the jazz age.

Especially relevant now as we emerge from the shadow of our own pandemic, Catherine Arnold, author of Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History, compares the two pandemics and asks: what, if any, lessons have been learned, and can we expect another Roaring Twenties?

Catharine Arnold’s books include Necropolis, London and its Dead, Bedlam, London and its Mad, City of Sin, London and its Vices and Globe, Life in Shakespeare’s London. Catharine read English at Girton College and holds a further degree in Psychology. Catharine was Writer in Residence at the UK Council for Psychotherapy 2020 and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

‘Fascinating… lurid and pacy… the page-turning fascination of a detective thriller’ – BBC History Magazine.

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November 26
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Date:
November 26
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm GMT
Event Categories:
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Other

Additional Information:
This is an online event