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1953
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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

1955
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Suez crisis


1951
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Festival of Britain
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1954
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Roger Bannister runs first under 4 minute mile

1958
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Manchester United involved in Munich air crash

1958
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CND launched


1950
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Alan Turing completes ACE (automatic computing engine)

1952
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First hydrogen bomb tested

1953
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Crick and Watson postulate the structure of DNA

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1958
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Silicon chip invented


1954
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Henry Moore's Family Group, his first large scale bronze

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1954
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Francis Bacon, Ben Nicholson and Lucian Freud represent Britain at the Venice Biennale
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1954
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Alfred Hitchcock directs Rear Window
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1955
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William Golding publishes Pincher Martin

1956
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Richard Hamilton collage, Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?

1959
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First performance of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party


1953
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Colour television first introduced in USA
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1955
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ITV launch commercial television


1952
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Henri Cartier-Bresson publishes The Decisive Moment
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1952
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Aperture founded

Photographers

Robert Frank

William Klein

Irving Penn

Bert Hardy

John Deakin

Norman Parkinson

Yousuf Karsh

Berenice Abbott



 
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