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Ruth Elias, Lady Rogers; Sir Richard Rogers

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Ruth Elias, Lady Rogers; Sir Richard Rogers, by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda, 1993 - NPG P534 - © Derry Moore

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Ruth Elias, Lady Rogers; Sir Richard Rogers

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
colour print, 1993
12 3/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (315 mm x 297 mm)
Purchased, 1993
Primary Collection
NPG P534

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The leading figure among hi-tech architects, Richard Rogers is known principally fro the Centre Pompidou in Paris (1971-7) and the Lloyd's building London (1978-86). His wife Ruth is the co-owner/chef of the award-winning River Cafe in Hammersmith, London.

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Current affairs

The Conservative Party is attacked in the media for 'sleaze'. Two MP's resign over sex scandals, two over the 'cash-for-questions affair', and one dies in bizarre and embarrassing circumstances. Journalist Max Clifford was responsible for exposing many of the scandals.
Black teenager Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racist attack by a gang of white youths.

Art and science

Rachel Whiteread wins the Turner Prize for her sculpture House; a concrete cast of the inside of a Victorian terraced house in East London. Controversy was caused by the work itself, by it winning the Turner Prize, and by the decision of Tower Hamlets council to demolish the sculpture.
British inventor James Dyson revolutionises the vacuum cleaner with his eponymous design.

International

Czechoslovakia is divided into two countries: the Slovak Republic (Slovakia) and the Czech Republic. The division was peaceful and democratic and so became known as the 'Velvet Divorce', recalling the 'Velvet Revolution' of 1989 by which Communism in Czechoslovakia was overthrown through peaceful mass demonstrations.

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