London Historians' Monthly Pub Meet

A London Historians Event

We have an informal gathering of socialising on the first Wednesday of every month. From 6:30 pm. All are welcome.

Usually we use upstairs at the Hand and Shears, 1 Middle Street, Cloth Fair EC1A 7JA. This historic pub was awarded Grade 1 listed status in February 2020, one of only two London pubs thus listed.

HOWEVER Since Covid we have been continuing pub meet-ups, but via Zoom. We advise Zoom log-in details via members’ monthly newsletter.

We have about 30 attendees most months and you can come as early or late as you like, we’re always still there at Last Orders. All welcome, not just LH members.

Meetings for all of 2021 are as follows: Wed 6 January; Wed 3 February; Wed 3 March; Wed 7 April; Wed 5 May; Wed 2 June; Wed 7 July; Wed 4 August; Wed 1 September; Wed 6 October; Wed 3 November; Wed 1 December.

The Actresses' Franchise League

A London Historians Event

London Historians’ Monthly Lecture, via Zoom.
Wed 13 January 2021 7pm to 8.30pm
presented by Dr Naomi Paxton, author of Stage Rights!

This talk examines the activities of the Actresses’ Franchise League, a women’s activist group from the early 20C.

Members £2.50, non-Members £4. Plus booking fee.
For more information and to book your place.

The Key That Opens Treasures

A London Historians Event

London Historians’ Monthly Lecture, via Zoom.
Wed 10 February 2021 7pm to 8.30pm
presented by Adrian Tinniswood, OBE, author of Royal Society and the Invention of Modern Science.

We find out how late in 1660 at Gresham College in the City of London, about a dozen highly curious individuals with vastly different backgrounds had an informal gathering. The resulting buzz and inspiration they sparked off one another led to the foundation of the oldest scientific society in the world: The Royal Society. Our speaker, Adrian Tinniswood, tells that story.

For more information and to book.

Free and Affordable Lectures

Several institutions host wonderful history lectures which are either free or cost very little.
The venerable Gresham College holds free lectures at its HQ in Barnards Inn, Holborn and also at Museum of London. Details.
Guildhall Library has free lunchtime lectures and £5 evening ones, which include a glass of wine. Details