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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Alec Craig, poet and radical
Thursday, 18 April 2013, 19:30 - 21:00
Alec Craig (1897-1973) was a poet, writer and radical. From a succession of modest houses in Camden, while supporting himself by working as a civil servant, Craig waged war against a morality he saw as stifling. In his evenings and at weekends, he produced an unending stream of letters, pamphlets and book proposals, on topics including the freedom of nudists, the legalisation of homosexuality and the abolition of literary censorship. Craig’s typical activities included discovering where Lord Byron became familiar with ‘unnatural intercourse’ between married couples and having the young Alan Ginsberg give a poetry reading in his flat.  

Richard Espley will draw on the library and archive Craig left to Senate House Library, University of London, to explore a remarkable man’s embittered battle for universal personal and sexual freedom.

Location: Burgh House, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT
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Non-members welcome, one pound at the door.