Thursday 20 October, 5.45pm
Tickets £12 (Incl. £1.50 booking fee)
Tristram Hunt calls Josiah Wedgwood ‘the Steve Jobs of the 18th century’. Marrying technology with design he revolutionised the production of ceramics and his flair for retail helped to usher in a mass consumer society. He campaigned for free trade and religious tolerance, and his ceramic Emancipation Badge became the symbol of the abolitionist movement. Drawing on the Potter’s notebooks and the words of his contemporaries, Dr Tristram Hunt (historian, broadcaster, journalist, and Director of the V&A) brilliantly captures the energy and originality of Wedgwood, and his extraordinary contribution to the transformation of Britain.