Outside events

Gresham Lectures

Wednesday, 7th March
6pm at the Museum of London
Palace, Park and Square: St James’s and the Birth of the West End
Simon Thurley, Visiting Professor of the Built Environment

Based on new research into the origins of St. James’s, Simon Thurley looks into the ingredients that went into making a court quarter there and the way it formed a blueprint for the new West End of London. This is the first of two lectures by Professor Thurley on ‘Buildings in the West End of London.’

Tuesday 13 March 2018
6 pm at Barnard’s Inn Hall
Architecture and the Edwardian Era
Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin, University of Kent

Descriptions and reconstructions of houses can illuminate other histories and provide a sense of the relationships between people and places. Edwardian architecture in particular provides a fascinating commentary on broader historical themes – not only in its use of style and its remodelling of old buildings but also in the range of new activities it provided for, from ‘servantless’ country and seaside cottages to motor houses, gardens and hobbies rooms. Looking at the furnishing and operation of these houses enables lost spaces to be re-established in the mind, and offers insights into the tools and methodologies of historians.

No reservations are required for these lectures. They will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.
For further information on this and other forthcoming lectures visit https://www.gresham.ac.uk/attend/

London Parks and Gardens Trust Winter Lecture Series 2017 -2018

Lectures take place on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.00pm at The Gallery, 70-77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Tickets can be booked online at http://www.londongardenstrust.org/lectures.htm

12 March: Stephanie Irvine – Preserving London’s Orchard Heritage

For further information and booking information please visit


Gardens Trust Winter Lecture Series 2018

All London lectures take place at The Gallery, 77, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Lectures take place on Wednesdays at 6.30pm (doors open 6pm).

14 March: Rivington Terraced Gardens: the collaboration of Lever & Mawson – ‘None comes into competition’

For further details and to book visit http://thegardenstrust.org/events/