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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

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45 minutes