Dirt, sweat and tears

Thursday 21 July 2011, 18.00-19.00

Advert for Calvert's soap
In the 1870s and 1880s science discovered germs, microscopic monsters that lurked wherever dirt was found, in every corner of the home. Victorian housewives fought a never-ending battle against domestic dirt and germs, aided by new cleaning products but haunted by advertising that spread fear of dirt and played on moral judgements of wives' and mothers' abilities to protect their families.

Speaker: Dr Victoria Kelley, course tutor at the Royal College of Art and senior lecturer at University for the Creative Arts.

British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted event.

BSL interpreted

This event is FREE.

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