Academic curator Dr Richard Gaunt conducted a series of interviews with several leading experts who were generous enough to talk further about some of the ideas and themes covered by the exhibition, and to share their own reseach.
These public talks were recorded at Nottingham Lakeside Arts as part of the programme of events accompanying the Georgian Delights exhibition.
Professor Jeanice Brooks, University of Southampton
Making music was a central activity in Georgian homes, contributing to an expansion of the music printing and instrument building trades in the period. This talk explores how musical materials were used and displayed in the home.
Recorded December 2019
Dr Richard Gaunt, University of Nottingham
On the evening of 23 February 1820, Bow Street Runners entered a hayloft in Cato Street, London, to arrest a group of armed conspirators were planning to assassinate the British cabinet at a dinner in Grosvenor Square. This talk uncovers the motivation, history and consequences of the the ‘Cato Street Conspiracy.
Recorded February 2020
Professor Nigel Aston, University of Leicester
The accession of George IV was the first time a British sovereign had kept a mistress since the time of George II, in the 1750s. This talk looks at the influence and importance of two much criticised women, Ladies Hertford and Conyngham, in relation to the king's personal and public life between 1811 and 1830.
Recorded January 2020
Dr Richard Gaunt introduces the virtual tour of the exhibition "Georgian Delights: Life during the reign of George IV (1820-1830)".
Academic curator Dr Richard Gaunt discusses Catholic Emancipation, which became a key issue during George IV's reign.
Dr Richard Gaunt discusses Queen Caroline and her troubled marriage to George IV.
Dr Richard Gaunt discusses some of the items on display relating to the Duke of Newcastle.
Dr Richard Gaunt discusses the contemporary legacy of George IV.
Dr Richard Gaunt discusses George IV's daughter and heir apparent Princess Charlotte, and her early death.
Dr Richard Gaunt discusses George IV's younger brother, Frederick Duke of York - he of the nursery rhyme - in the Georgian Delights exhibition.
Dr Richard Gaunt discusses the eventual heir to the throne, George's younger brother William.
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