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Chris Otter on the political history of gaslight
Chris Otter, author of The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910 is today’s guest on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed. On the program Otter joins host Laurie Taylor and Lynda Nead, Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London, to discuss the political and social changes brought about in 19th century Britain by the use of gas lighting. Tune in at the Thinking Allowed website after the live broadcast, or find out more about Otter’s book.