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Talk: Mill Road, Barnwell, and the history of prostitution in Victorian Cambridge
Wednesday, 11 January, 2017, 7:30 pm–9:00 pm
Victorian Cambridge had a flourishing prostitution economy, one that came to centre on the working-class neighbourhood of Barnwell to the east, extending up Newmarket Road in particular, but taking in East Road and Mill Road. This talk considers the ‘moral geography’ of prostitution in Victorian Cambridge, the relationship between the University authorities and prostitute women, and the place of Mill Road’s inhabitants in this history. The talk will be delivered by Dr Philip Howell of the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. The event is in the St Barnabas Centre, behind St Barnabas Church. Doors open at 7pm with the talk starting at 7:30pm. Fully accessible venue, all welcome.