Free Thinking: Born in 1819: Ruskin, Clough and Bazalgette
Laurence Scott examines - Ruskin, Bazalgette and Arthur Hugh Clough - all members of the class of 1819 celebrating their bicentenary with Queen Victoria
The social campaigning, engineering and writing of three Victorians - art critic and philanthropist John Ruskin, poet and assistant to Florence Nightingale Arthur Hugh Clough and the builder of London's sewer system Joseph Bazalgette. Greg Tate, Suzanne Fagence Cooper , Stephen Halliday and Kevin Jackson join Laurence Scott to debate the way these 3 Victorians changed the way we look at the world and shaped our understanding of the Victorians.
Producer: Zahid Warley