This event marks the 350th anniversary of the publication of John Graunt’s London Bills of Mortality in 1662.

Part One: Mortality in Historical London

Speakers open the symposium with an historical approach, examining mortality patterns in London in Graunt’s era, as well as assessing the contribution of the Bills of Mortality to the development of demography as a discipline.

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website.

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