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Farley Hospital and All Saints Church

Examples of the philanthropy of one man returning to his village roots in the 17th century

Chawton House and Jane Austen

Two houses in Chawton now famous for their links to Jane Austen and her family

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Bentham’s all-seeing auto-icon

Bentham’s skeletal “auto-icon” watches students in UCL’s hallways. In life Bentham believed that surveillance could make us behave better. His dream of a Panopticon penitentiary was never realised. Instead he became the first man to campaign against transportation to Australia.

The Chubb Company Flower and Bird Show

What do the ‘Housing of the Working Classes Act’ of 1885, the Chubb Patent Lock and Safe Company, and a ‘laughing jackass’ have to do with one another? Find out in this short Viewpoint…