Dr Henry Littlejohn

Edinburgh World Heritage is delighted to welcome Richard Rodger, Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh, and co-author of ‘Insanitary City: Henry Littlejohn and the Condition of Edinburgh.’
Victorian Edinburgh was a melting pot of industry and people. The industrial revolution created new work, attracting migrants searching for a better life. The reality however was often different, with many families having no choice but to live in the filthy, disease-ridden, overcrowded slums of the Old Town.
In 1865, Dr Henry Littlejohn – Police Surgeon, Crown Witness, and medical advisor to the Scottish Poor Law authorities, published his Report on the Sanitary Condition of Edinburgh. His meticulous research produced penetrating insights into the links between poverty, employment and public health, and gives us a very vivid and personal picture of Edinburgh during a period of change.  
Please join us to hear this inspirational story of how one man made a major difference to the lives of ordinary people. 
Tickets are £4 for members and £8 for non-members 
Date: Thursday 13 May 2021

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Date: Thursday 13 May 2021
Start time: 6pm
Venue: Zoom online (joining information will be sent to you via email)Please note: our events have been selling out within 48 hours, please book now to avoid disappointment.
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We look forward to seeing you on the evening. If you have any questions, please contact me using the email address below.
Barbara Alexander
Membership and Fundraising Officer
0131 220 7731, members@ewht.org.uk 

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