Great Fire of London study day to examine ‘burning issue’ of City’s rebuilding
- Credit: Museum of London
A study day all about the Great Fire of London of 1666 is being held on Saturday for students of history to understand the impact of the historic fire that burned for three days that September.
The famous plans for rebuilding the devastated city that never materialised are part of the study being held at the Museum of London.
Museum curator Meriel Jeater and historians from Birkbeck and York universities examine this key moment in the story of modern London and the impact it had on ordinary people’s lives.
“The fire continues to resonate with Londoners long after the event,” Birkbeck lecturer Mike Berlin said.
“The City’s ever-changing skyline with its glittering towers still pivots around the dome of Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral which was at the centre of the Great Fire.
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“Our streets and houses continue to show the influence of the plans to rebuild and the building codes to this day.”
The study day, 11am-4pm, at the museum in London Wall costs £40 to take part, which includes entry to the Fire! Fire! Exhibition, Bookings online.
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