Evolution from the embers: How Londoners responded to Great Fire and Blitz
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Evolution from the embers: How Londoners responded to Great Fire and Blitz

Evolution from the embers: How Londoners responded to Great Fire and Blitz

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London Metropolitan Archives

40 Northampton Rd

London, United Kingdom

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2016 marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and the 75th anniversary of the culmination of the major Blitz offensive against London. AfL’s conference will explore how the capital dealt with these catastrophic events and was able to recover so quickly afterwards.

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10:00 Registration and tea/coffee

10:15 Welcome: Anne Barrett, chair of Archives for London

10:20 The strength and treasure of the nation: London on the eve of the Great Fire
Dr Vanessa Harding, Professor of London History, Birkbeck, University of London

11:05 London’s Great Fire and its Aftermath
Stephen Porter, Charterhouse archivist

11:50 Robert Hooke, his diary and the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire
Dr Felicity Henderson Lecturer in Archives and Material Culture, University of Exeter

12:35 Lunchtime (lunch is not included; tea and coffee will be available) and guided tours of LMA’s exhibition: London’s Baking! Bakers, Cakes, Bread and Puddings from 1666 to the present day

2:00 The London County Council bomb damage maps
Laurence Ward, Head of Digital Services at London Metropolitan Archives

2:45 The London Blitz 1940-1945: an examination into diversity of experience across localities of London
Darren Bryant, doctoral student 

3:30 The replanning of London after the Second World War: plans and sources
Peter Larkham, Professor of Planning at Birmingham City University

4:15 Concluding remarks: Anne Barrett


Please note refreshments will be provided but lunch is excluded.

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