Deaf Victorians: Bristol Research on Victorian Deaf spaces features in BSL TV Documentary
23 January 2017
St Saviour's church, opened on Oxford Street in 1873 was, as far as we know, the first church building in the world designed and built bespoke for sign language worship. Researchers John Lyons and Mike Gulliver have been working on a Leverhulme-funded project to study the history of the church, and its role as a hub for the 'deaf spaces' of Victorian London for the last three years.
Their work on the church, and on the Victorian deaf community, has now been featured in a half-hour documentary on Deaf Victorians. The documentary, funded by the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust, has recently been aired on TV, and you can catch it online here.