A World of Goods:
Shops and Shopping in Georgian England

Professor Jon Stobart PhD

19th May 2007

St Andrew's Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton

This lecture provides an overview of the nature of consumption and shopping in eighteenth-century England, and draws on specific examples from Northampton and other Midlands towns to show how shops and shopping were a key part of any "modern" town.

Jon Stobart is an historical geographer by training, and has worked at Staffordshire and Coventry Universities before moving to his present post as Professor of History at the University of Northampton in 2005. His research interests have become increasingly focused on retailing and shopping, and on the ways in which these activities shaped both townscapes and wider social and business netowrks.

This lecture followed the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

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