Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Connected to the Last Orders exhibition

Taking the Pledge: The Temperance Movement in Britain

Wednesday 10 August, 1pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Manuscripts & Special Collections

£3 (free concessions)
1 hour (no interval)

From its foundations in the 1830s, the temperance movement offered its members a vision of individual and collective improvement if they abstained from alcohol. In this talk Dr David Beckingham of the School of Geography will illustrate how temperance groups were organised and investigate how they impacted national debates about drink control for the rest of the nineteenth century. 

Image credit: Bloomsgrove Mission Temperance scroll, 1883. Castle Gate Congregational Church Collection, CU/Z3/R/1.