Before Grenfell Tower: Fatal Fires and Community Resilience in Post-War Britain
The sixth event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.
This talk will expel the history behind the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, paying particular attention to issues of building safety and the culture of risk. It will discuss historic examples of fatal fires and building disasters – including Ronan Point (1968), New Cross (1981) and Bradford City Football Club (1985) – to illustrate the multiple political, social and cultural responses to tragedy. This event is taking place shortly before the 25th Anniversary of the Bradford City FC Stadium Fire and ahead of World Environment Day.