Dams, Radiators and The Shard: The Legacy of English Gardening
Nov 05, 2019
This lecture describes three ways in which technology developed for gardens changed the shape of England and its built environment. Gardening innovations in water engineering (17th and 18th century artificial lakes), central heating for greenhouses, and glass in construction went on to have a significant impact on our lives and environment.
Roderick Floud's An Economic History of the English Garden will be launched at this event.
A lecture by Roderick Floud, Former Provost of Gresham College 5 November
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/english-gardening
Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 2,000 lectures free to access or download from the website.