• Henley DFAS

Shock! Horror! Probe! The Art and Artifice of Fleet Street: A Newspaper Story in Pictures

Thursday 15th July 2021 at 10.45am and 2.15pm or online at 10.30am if necessary
Dr Geri Parlby

The First Newspaper, The Daily Courant

Since the end of the 15th century, when Wynkyn de Worde set up England's first printing press and after 1702, when the first newspaper, the Daily Courant, moved in, the term "Fleet Street" has been synonymous with newspaper journalism.

                                                                                          Wynkyn de Worde                                     

In this lecture we will be looking at the ups and downs of this notorious ‘Street of Shame’ via the art that illustrated its stories.

Geri is a former Fleet Street journalist and film PR. She has a first-class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past 14 years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on the Arts Society South West Area’s History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University.