Forthcoming Events

Thu, Jan 15th, 2015, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
Pevsner in Hampstead and Bloomsbury
Thu, Feb 19th, 2015, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
What happened to the Heath after 1871?
Thu, Mar 19th, 2015, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
Town Planning in Camden
Thu, Apr 16th, 2015, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
Camden Goods Station through time
Thu, May 14th, 2015, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
Spies at the Isokon
Thu, Jun 18th, 2015, @6:30pm - 09:00PM
Archaeology of King's Cross Goods Yard
Thu, Jul 16th, 2015, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
History of St Michael's Church, Highgate

Events Calendar

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Every month there is a talk on some aspect of the history of Camden or of London in general, free to members but open to non-members for a £1 entry fee. These are usually on the third Thursday of every month, but occasionally on another day depending on the availability of venues and speakers. Warning of a change in the usual timing is given in the Newsletter a month or two in advance.
The talks always start at 7:30pm and last 45-50 minutes, with time for question and comment afterwards. Doors open 7pm, at various venues within the Borough. There are 11 such events during the year (none in August), all free to members. For further information click on the title of the talk in the Events Calendar below.
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The day Parliament burned down
Thursday, 21 March 2013, 19:30 - 21:00
Our speaker Caroline Shenton is the Houses of Parliament archivist. She will be describing the frantic scenes when the Palace of Westminster went up in flames in 1834, and the effect of the event not only on the future of the Houses of Commons and Lords, on the archives, and on the people of London, who flocked in their hundreds to see the gigantic firework display. This talk comes almost a year after the talk at Burgh House by Professor Michael Port on the pre-Fire survey of the fabric of the Palace.
Location: Local Studies Library, Holborn Public Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road WC1X 8PA
Contact: Dr Peter Woodford
Use main door of Holborn Library (please, not before 7 pm). Non-members welcome (one pound admission)