An Audience with Lucy Worsley

Venue: The Concert Hall (Directions)

Sun 22 May, 19:30


One of the UK's most respected historians, Lucy Worsley is best known for a series of programmes for BBC2 and BBC4 covering everything from the Georgians and British homes to the history of dance and the WI. Most recently she was seen on BBC4 in January looking at Romanov Russia. 

Lucy, who is also the Chief Curator at the Historic Royal Palaces, was born in Reading's Royal Berkshire Hospital, grew up in Northcourt Avenue and attended the Abbey Junior School.
She comes to the Town Hall to mark Reading 2016's history month in May to talk about the history of murder, in real life, including a look at Reading's notorious murderess Amelia Dyer, and in fiction, from Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie. Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murder'. This fascination helped create a whole new world of entertainment, inspiring novels, plays and films, puppet shows, paintings and true-crime journalism - as well as an army of fictional detectives who still enthrall us today. Her BBC4 series A Very British Murder inspired a bestselling book, which she will be signing after the talk

Ticket information

Tickets £10, Concessions £8

Venue info

The Concert Hall

The Concert Hall, located within the Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

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