Talk by Howard Whisker. Wine and nibbles will be served.
Talk by Dr David Gwynn (Royal Holloway, University of London)
An illustrated talk by Peter Aylmer. London is a great place for walkers, if you know where to look—and if you know what to look for, once you get there. Peter’s guidebook Walking in London, published by Cicerone Press, deliberately seeks out some of the 13,000 species that inhabit its parks and gardens, rivers and heaths—the London Wildlife Trust helped Peter put the guide together. But that diversity couldn’t be possible without a wide range of open spaces, and Peter will also tell of how Londoners created arguably the greenest large city on the planet, often in the face of opposition from the powerful.
Peter is chair of the London group of the Long Distance Walkers Association. He brings a wide variety of perspectives and comparisons to walking in London, having walked most of England’s National Trails and created his own walks from south to north of each of Wales, England and Scotland. He is also the author of the Cicerone guide Walking in Essex. Joint talk with EHHS
Talk by Professor Lawrence Goldman (St Peter’s College, Oxford).
Illustrated talk by Richard Thomas. A tour of some of the engineering marvels around the waterways system. We visit Foxton inclined plane, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Harecastle Tunnel, Anderton Lift and the Bingley Five Rise Locks among other perhaps not quite so well known.
Talk by Mike Brown.
Talk by Professor Virginia Davis (Queen Mary, University of London)
An illustrated talk by Stuart Harvey. Stuart continues his series of interesting talks with this one on Britain’s most famous architect who was responsible for St Paul’s Cathedral and many churches in the City of London as well as buildings for Oxford University and the Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
Edmonton and Eastern Enfield Group.