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Knowledge of the City Lecture Series 2019

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St Mary-At-Hill Church

Lovat Lane

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EC3R 8EE

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The return for 2019 of this popular series of lectures is supported by the City of London Historical Society (www.cityoflondonhistory.org).

Join us every Friday in October to uncover some of the secrets, characters and stories of the City of London - a unique place that is so very ancient and so very modern. Dating back to the Romans, there is a huge amount packed into the world-famous Square Mile and these lectures will reveal some of the things that make it so special.

Each lecture will be delivered by a fully accredited member of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association (CLGLA) who are more generally known as the City Guides

You can book one or more and each ticket includes refreshments on arrival.

OCTOBER 4th

The Victorian City

This talk kicks off this new series of lectures by taking a wide-ranging look at the Victorian City, considering not just its architecture, but also technological, social, demographic and commercial developments. not to forget of course the crucial influence of the railways. In Tennyson`s words it will be documenting 'the ringing grooves of change.

Speaker: Hugh Dennis

Hugh has a background in community development and training. He qualified as a City Guide in 1999 and since then has led hundreds of walks through the depth and breadth of London. He loves exploring those less well-known nooks and crannies that make London so fascinating. As well as being a guide and lecturer on London he also works as a Spanish interpreter

OCTOBER 11th

Introduction to the Guild and Livery Companies

This talk will trace the history and influence of the City of London's livery. The City has one of the strongest, unbroken traditions of livery companies in the world and they continue to be integral to the operation of the Square Mile today.

Speaker: Chris Green

Chris studied Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics, and has a post graduate certificate of education. As well as being a City Guide, Chris is a qualified Blue Badge Guide for London, the South East and Northumbria. She is an examiner for the Institute of Tourist Guiding in the UK and trains new guides for the City of London.

OCTOBER 18th

Museum of London – Past, Present and Future.

This talk will delve into the creation of the museum, focus on some of the highlights of the collection, reveal what goes on in various locations, and showcase some of the museum’s ambitious plans for the future.

Speaker: Debbie Pearson

Debbie is a Yorkshire lass by birth, and a Londoner by choice. She has been guiding in London for 20 years, starting in the City of London and then venturing forth to the City of Westminster. Her other talk topics include wine, women and steamships.

OCTOBER 25th

Walls, Gates and Other Barriers.

This talk will explore the impact of the City’s extensive history of marking and defining boundaries both on the physical lay-out of the City and on the lives of its citizens, comparing them to their present-day equivalents, the ubiquitous security cameras, the steel crush barriers used for crowd control or Underground station ticket

Speaker: Francis Pugh

Francis is a City of London Guide, and City resident. He is currently a volunteer guide at the National Trust’s Goldfinger House, 2 Willow Road, Hampstead and has contributed guided walks on architectural themes to the former City of London Festival and the V&A’s programme of Art & Design Year Courses. He also contributes to the City Crit walks on contemporary architecture and planning organised by the Architecture Foundation.

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