1980s Britain: Money Changes Everything

Submitted by lorraine.horne on February 12, 2020 - 12:53

Venue, Timing and Cost

Venue: 
The Oxfordshire Museum
Date(s): 
Saturday, 15 February 2020 to Sunday, 26 April 2020
Timing: 
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm
Cost: 
Free
1980s Britain: Money Changes Everything

Like no other decade, 1980s Britain was dominated by a single political figure. As the first woman to serve as a British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher vowed “to move this country in a new direction”. In doing so, she divided the nation into devoted supporters and fierce opponents, who rioted and protested in the streets. The 1980s were bold, brash and contradictory times. An age of boom and bust. Of greed, spending and charitable-giving, when hair was big and shoulder pads bigger. The decade of dandies swaggering in frills and flounces, while keep-fit fanatics lunged in Lycra and legwarmers. The action-packed decade of new technology and momentous historic events that shaped our modern world.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

The Oxfordshire Museum
Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN
T: 01993 814106
E: oxonmuseum@oxfordshire.gov.uk
W: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents...

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