Pick’s posters and progress: a design strategy for the Underground

Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013 17 January 2013 Oliver Green Pick’s posters and progress: a design strategy for the Underground   Abstract: In the early decades of the 20th century the London Underground was transformed from being simply a...

Movement, Vision, Underground

Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013 17 January 2013 Marko Jobst Movement, Vision, Underground Abstract: This paper looks at the history of vision in architectural modernity and its failed acknowledgement of the London Underground. While there...

Training Up the Escalated Body

Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013 17 January 2013 Richard Hornsey Training Up the Escalated Body Abstract: During the 1920s and 30s, as the Underground network expanded outwards and passenger numbers increased, Tube stations were designed (or...

Notes from the Underground: Seamus Heaney’s ‘District and Circle’

Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013 17 January 2013 Tom Herron Notes from the Underground: Seamus Heaney’s ‘District and Circle’   Abstract: When we think of Seamus Heaney we tend to turn to the landscapes of his native Co. Derry, to the anxious...

Harrington, petitioning and the construction of public opinion

Harrington, petitioning and the construction of public opinion Edward Vallance (University of Roehampton) Franco-British History seminar 8 November 2012 Abstract: Historians have noted that the republic depicted in Harrington’s ‘Oceana’ (1656)...