The Great Exhibition and Albertopolis

The Great Exhibition was held in the “Crystal Palace” in Hyde Park in 1851 and was an enormous success, partly due to the support of Prince Albert and the astute management of Henry Cole. Cole was instrumental in the decision that the surplus from the Great Exhibition would be used for improving science and art education in the United Kingdom. Land was purchased in the South Kensington area and developed as the centre for a number of educational and cultural institutions, known half-jokingly as “Albertopolis”.

This lecture will be preceded by our short AGM. 

Lecturer: Robert Woolf

Lecture date and time: 21st March 2024 at 2.30pm

Location: All Saints East Sheen