3rd July
A History of Food and Class in Britain – An Evening with Pen Vogler

The entertaining story of British cuisine and the hidden role it plays in our political, social and cultural lives.

In this fascinating social history of food in Britain, Pen Vogler examines the origins of our eating habits and reveals how they are loaded with centuries of class prejudice. Covering such topics as fish and chips, roast beef, avocados, tripe, fish knives and the surprising origins of breakfast, this talk reveals how in Britain we have become experts at using eating habits to make judgements about social background.

Bringing together evidence from cookbooks, literature, artworks and social records from 1066 to the present, Vogler traces the changing fortunes of the food we encounter today, and unpicks the aspirations and prejudices of the people who have shaped our cuisine for better or worse.

Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Tickets are £20pp and include a glass of wine or soft drink. Pen will be signing books after her talk. These can be pre-ordered at the time of booking tickets and a limited number will also be available to purchase by card on the night.

Tickets can be booked here.