Thursday, 18 October 2012
Bishopsgate Institute, 7.30pm
In the 19th century, before the era of Virginia Woolf and her famous circle of writers, Bloomsbury was already the undisputed intellectual quarter in London. In this talk Victorian Bloomsbury author Rosemary Ashton brings to life the educational, medical and social reformists who lived and worked in Victorian Bloomsbury and who led campaigns for education, emancipation and health for us all. This is an insight into a little-known aspect of 19th century London.
05 October 2012
This October three Yale authors will be taking the stage at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. In the midst of a dazzling array of speakers, ranging from JK Rowling to Kofi Annan, Yale authors Nicholas Roe, Chris Williams and Alison Pargeter will be taking part in talks exploring the nuances of their work.
Saturday, 15 September 2012
The Bishopsgate Institute, 2pm (Walk)
Modern-day London abounds with a multitude of green enclaves, known as squares, which are one of England’s greatest contribution to the development of European town planning and urban form. Exploring Soho, Golden and St James’s Squares, The London Square author Todd Longstaffe-Gowan delves into the history, evolution, and social implications of squares and how they have played a crucial role in the development of the English capital.