Middlesex & London News and events

St Clement Danes VCH Short
An illustrated talk by Dr Francis Boorman, editor of the recently published Victoria County History volume, conveying his findings on this ancient parish in the east of the City of Westminster. Phone or email to book your free place 020-7641 5180 archives@westminster.gov.uk www.westminster.gov.uk/...
Westminster History Club and the Grosvenor Estate
The Westminster History Club are excited to announce that at an event last Wednesday, the Grosvenor Estate formally marked their generous donation of £26,000 to VCH Middlesex, for work on the Westminster parish of St George Hanover Square.   The event was hosted at the Grosvenor offices...
Catherine Longworth, Prof David Carpenter, Elizabeth Williamson and Judith Warne
The Westminster History Club has made a generous donation of £4,000 towards VCH research, raised through the Club’s many successful talks in Westminster City Hall. The final talk in the current series entitled Henry III’s Vision for Westminster Abbey: "Creating the most...
Henry III
You are warmly invited to join us for a talk on Henry III and Westminster Abbey by eminent historian Professor David Carpenter, who is well known for his television appearances and lectures. This is the final talk in the sixth season of the Westminster History Club, due to the impending...
St Stephen's Chapel hosting a session of the House of Commons in 1710
You are warmly invited to join us for a talk about St Stephen's Chapel by acclaimed author Rosemary Hill. This is the second talk in the sixth season of the Westminster History Club, set up to raise funds for scholarly research into the history of Westminster by the Victoria County History...
Florence Nightingale
You are warmly invited to join us for a talk about Florence Nightingae in Mayfair by Nightingale expert Hugh Small. This is the first talk in the sixth season of the Westminster History Club, set up to raise funds for scholarly research into the history of Westminster by the Victoria...
Westminster Cathedral
Please note, there has been a change of speaker. You are warmly invited to join us for a talk about Westminster Cathedral by Cathedral Historian Patrick Rogers. This is the fourth talk in the fifth season of the Westminster History Club, set up to raise funds for scholarly research into the history...
You are warmly invited to join us for an exciting talk about the Westminster underworld by acclaimed author Catharine Arnold. This is the third talk in the fifth season of the Westminster History Club, set up to raise funds for scholarly research into the history of Westminster by the Victoria...
Westminster election 1780
You are warmly invited to join us for an exciting talk about Westminster elections during the eighteenth century. This is the second talk in the fifth season of the Westminster History Club, set up to raise funds for scholarly research into the history of Westminster by the Victoria County...
You are warmly invited to join us for an exciting talk about Westminster during the Civil War. This is the first talk in the fifth season of the Westminster History Club, set up to raise funds for scholarly research into the history of Westminster by the Victoria County History. The Club meets in...
La bataille de Waterloo by Andrieux. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia
You are warmly invited to join us for the fourth season of the Westminster History Club, set up to raise funds for scholarly research into the history of Westminster by the Victoria County History. The Club meets in the Lord Mayor's Reception Rooms, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street,...
The Gordon Riots by John Seymour Lucas
Join us for an exciting talk by Professor Tim Hitchcock on the most serious instance of civil unrest in modern British history - the Gordon Riots. This is the third talk in the current season of the Westminster History Club, a social event where you can enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink and a...
The Syon Abbey Herbal, c. AD 1517: the text of this late Herbal has just been published. It was compiled by the last known librarian at Syon Abbey (Thomas Betson - see DNB). It is believed to be the last monastic herbal in England. Some 700 plant entries in Latin, Middle English, Greek, Arabic and...
Cover of Professor Jerry White's recent book, published by The Bodley Head
Do join us to hear the eminent historian of London, Professor Jerry White, give the second talk of the Westminster History Club season, WESTMINSTER IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. This is a social event with a glass of wine or soft drink and a chance to share your interest in London's history...
Councillor Judith Warner presenting the Club's donation
The popularity of the Westminster History Club, held four times a year in the Lord Mayor's Reception Rooms at Westminster City Hall, has meant that £3,000 has been raised from ticket sales over the last season and donated to the Victoria County History Trust. This will enable our research...
We very much regret that, due to academic pressures, Professor Julia Merritt will not be speaking at the History Club on Tuesday 24th June. We hope to reschedule her talk for another occasion. Apologies to all those who had been looking forward to hearing Dr Merritt speak on 'Westminster...
London Electoral History is a fantastic new resource that provides access to hundreds of thousands of parliamentary and municipal electoral records from metropolitan London. The website contains extensive commentary and background information from creators Penelope Corfield, Edmund Green...
Great Fire of London
The Historical Association Central London Branch is hosting a lecture. ‘What does the Hearth Tax tell us about London on the eve of the Great Fire?’   Dr Andrew Wareham Director of the British Academy Hearth Tax Project   Saturday 12th April 2014, 2.00 pm Institute of...
The London Square by Todd Longatffe-Gowan, published by Yale University Press
 Join us for a glass of wine and an illustrated talk on one of the most engaging aspects of Westminster’s history, given by London’s leading garden historian. Tickets are £10 on the door but please reserve a place(s) in advance by contacting elizabeth.williamson@sas.ac.uk...
Poster image of the aureus of Augustus copyright British Museum
A study day, open to all, at the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, 6 December 2013 Antiquity in a world of change marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Sir Thomas Smith (1513-77). Speakers will explore how the analysis of antiquity in early modern England provoked not only a...
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