Category Talk/Lecture

Bloomsbury Festival 16-25 Oct 2020: Eye-Spy stories

It’s that time of year again, when the Bloomsbury Festival lights up Bloomsbury, though with inevitable differences in this coronavirus pandemic. For the full programme see bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/2020vision/ or listen on Bloomsbury Radio 87.9FM The festival EYE:SPY project sets out to uncover some of Bloomsbury’s untold stories. While many of the area’s residents are famous (Charles […]

Bloomsbury Festival event in St George’s Gardens, 17 Oct

On Saturday October 17 at 2.30 p.m., from his grave in the Gardens, the ghost of William Nicholson, Georgian polymath, will join his biographer, Sue Durrell and the Ucell energy team from University College London for a walk and conversazione about his life at the crossroads of Georgian arts, literature, science and commerce. Tickets are […]

Friends of St George’s Gardens AGM and talk, 6 March

You are warmly invited to the FoSGG AGM on Friday 6 March, 7-9pm, at the Marchmont Street Community Centre (WC1N 1AB). This is an opportunity to hear what we’ve been doing in the past year and influence plans for the coming year. Please do come along and support the Friends. After a short business meeting […]

Living, Working and Surviving in Bloomsbury – Local Resident Anthony Heap’s 1931-1945 Diaries

Robin Woolven will speak about the 1931-45 diaries of an eccentric Bloomsbury resident, Anthony Heap, at the Friends of St George’s Gardens AGM on Friday 22 March, 7-9pm, at the Marchmont Street Community Centre (WC1N 1AB). This is also an opportunity to hear what FoSGG have achieved in the last year and about their plans […]

Repton’s Bloomsbury Squares

FRIENDS OF BRUNSWICK SQUARE are celebrating the bicentenary year of Humphry Repton, landscape gardener, during the Bloomsbury Festival by presenting an illustrated talk by Susan Jellis, author of ‘Repton’s London Squares’ in the new book Repton in London, published by the London Parks and Gardens Trust. Wednesday 17 October at 7.30 pm, UCL School of […]

Humphry Repton bicentenary year

The celebrated garden designer of Russell Square and Bloomsbury Square, Humphry Repton, died 200 years ago this year. He was in many ways the successor of Capability Brown and there special events celebrating  his work across the country. Two are taking place on our doorstep in Bloomsbury: Repton in Context – a  lecture series at […]

Bedford Square Festival 28 June to 1 July

The very first Bedford Square Festival is taking place later this month. The Festival is a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square, Bloomsbury: Paul Mellon Centre, Architectural Association, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Yale University Press and New College of Humanities. Bedford Square Festival will open the doors of the […]

Britain’s Green Allies: medicinal plants in wartime – a lecture on 15 May

The UCL School of Pharmacy are starting to establish a small bed of medicinal plants in Brunswick Square, outside their building, with information on their uses. On Monday 15 May the school is also hosting this lecture by Peter Ayres, Emeritus Professor, Lancaster University, for the British Society for the History of Pharmacy VENUE: UCL […]

NEW COURSES ON THE HISTORY OF PUBLIC PARKS

The Garden History Grapevine, in association with the Gardens Trust, are running 2 new courses on the History of Public Parks.  In April and May there will be a series of 5 study days on individual London parks  and  then in the autumn a 12 week course on more general park history.    As usual the […]

Urban ecology at St Georges’ Gardens

Friends of St George’s Gardens are delighted to announce that the speaker at this year’s  AGM will be Bob Gilbert, urban ecologist and author of The Green London Way. You may have met him at last year’s Bloomsbury Festival leading a fascinating walk through the Gardens. We do hope you will be able to join […]