Monday 21 November | 12.00–13.00
Part of Reading University’s ‘A free country’ series that examines alternative British histories, we turn to rural historian Dr Jeremy Burchardt to discuss a cornerstone of British domestic life – the allotment. Many cherish their allotments but know little of their origin. This event examines how the desperate poverty of rural labourers led to the provision of small portions of land for them to cultivate. This highly interactive events will explore freedom through land use and ownership, labour, food, movement and decision-making.