Category Talk/Lecture

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 […]

Bloomsbury -London’s ‘quartier des carrés’

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, author of The London Square: gardens in the midst of town, will be talking  about the history and development of these special Bloomsbury squares,one of which is the oldest to bear the name of ‘square’ at UCL School of Pharmacy, Brunswick Sq, on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00. Todd is the president […]

St George’s Gardens invite you

Not to be missed!  Ken Greenway, from London’s most urban woodland, the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park will be speaking  at The Friends of St George’s Gardens AGM on Tuesday 12 April , 7-9pm, at the Lumen URC Church, 88 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9RS, their usual meeting venue. Ken has worked all round the UK on […]

Jane Austen’s Emma and Brunswick Square

The Emma 200 Festival celebrates the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Emma in 1815 – the novel which praises Brunswick Square: Our part of London is so very superior to most others! The neighbourhood of Brunswick Square is so very different from almost all the rest. (Emma, Chapter 12). The Friends of Brunswick Square invite you to […]