Friday, 29 January 2010

GLIAS lecture programme



Once again this year’s GLIAS lectures will be held in the Morris Lecture Theatre, Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London EC1 (nearest tubes - Farringdon & St Pauls Trains –City Thameslink).

All lectures are on the third Wednesday of the Month and start at 1830h.

February 17th 2010
London’s Smallest Factories – The fermentation industries
Professor Martin Adams
Brewing of beer, vinegar and other products was always a major London Industry along with associated industries such as distilling. The breweries etc were of course large while the workers were very small! Martin, who is Professor of Industrial Microbiology at University of Surrey and a GLIAS Member will explain all.

March 17th 2010
Searching for Trevithick’s London railway of 1808
John Liffen
Somewhere near Gower St Trevithick ran an experimental locomotive on a circular track. Using evidence from contemporary engravings and more recent site investigations John Liffen from the Science Museum will try and pin down the site further.

April 21st 2010
London’s Lea Valley: Britain’s Best Kept Secret
Jim Lewis
With the Olympics being in everyone’s mind, this lecture will describe the IA of this once heavily industrialised area. Jim Lewis has studied the area in detail and contributed to the site guide written by GLIAS members for the AIA conference held in Hatfield a few years ago.

May 19th 2010
Camden’s Railway Heritage
Peter Darley
The complex of goods and passenger railways north of Euston station developed with the opening of London & Birmingham Railway in 1837. In this lecture Peter, who is secretary of the Camden Railway Heritage Trust, will guide us through the maze.

Further details 020 8692 8512

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