How The Victorians Ruined The World


Flushing toilets, tube trains and Christmas trees are just some of the finest legacies of the Victorian age… or did they bring a global sanitation crisis, middle class rush hour misery and annual family feuds over the remains of a chocolate selection box?

Find out in a one-off show I’m hosting with my sister, the science writer and broadcaster Kat Arney. We’ve put our sibling rivalry aside long enough to ask “How The Victorians Ruined The World” in a show that respectfully begs to differ. Buy tickets here!

Two top-notch guests are joining us in Hackney on Wednesday 16 July: Environmental engineer & toilet expert from UCL Sarah Bell, plus historian & author of “The Victorian Guide To Sex” Fern Riddell.

About half the tickets have already gone, so buy yours now if you want to be there to discover “How The Victorians Ruined The World” (if indeed they did…) and have your chance to vote how you would change it back!

NB Voting restricted to male landowning gentry registered before 1819

DRESS CODE: Victorian attire is welcome but not obligatory. Wrists, ankles and piano legs must remain covered at all times.