Before Grenfell Tower

Museum of the Order of St John

This talk will explore the history behind the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, paying particular attention to issues of building safety and the culture of risk. It will discuss historic examples of fatal fires and building disasters – including Ronan Point (1968), New Cross (1981) and Bradford City Football Club (1985) – to illustrate the multiple political, social and cultural responses to tragedy.

This event takes place in the Chapter Hall which is on the second floor. For information about access please see our access page and/ or call us on 020 7324 4005.

‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000′ is funded by the AHRC and run by the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University.

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