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Roger Hutchinson

Changing Times

Monday 28 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Once every decade since 1801, Britain takes a long, hard look at itself. In The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker, Roger Hutchinson examines what the census has revealed through the years. From its beginnings as a simple head count to an...