From the very first Great Exhibition in London held in the magnificent Crystal Palace, to the awe-inspiring events in Paris, New York and across the world there have been many Great Exhibitions or World’s Fairs.

In the September TASS talk, speaker Matthew Denney considers the most important exhibitions such as London 1851, Paris 1900 and 1925, Brussels 1958 and New York 1964.

His talk traces the development of Great Exhibitions from their birth in London in 1851 at the heart of a thriving Empire, to Europe, across the Atlantic to America and New York in the post-war period and further East to China, Japan and beyond in recent times.

The TASS talk, on 7 September, will be held at the 37 Club (between Woolavington and Puriton) at 2:00 for a 2:15 start; or come earlier to chat to other members in the bar.


Visitors are always welcome, at a charge of £8 per lecture.


Full information on TASS and its future events can be found on our website



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