posted on 18/04/18
We seek out historic and central venues in London (recent examples include The Royal Society and Tower of London), and a drinks reception is included.
These short extracts are from each of the lecturer’s talks which were given at the London Lecture Afternoon in October 2017 at the Law Society.
This clip from James Allan’s lecture talks about the extraordinary craft of Uzbek locksmiths.
Richard Bassett’s lecture focuses on the career of Admiral Wilhelm von Tegettoff (1827–1871), and in this clip we hear about the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Lissa and Tegetthoff’s next assignment.
Maurice Howard talks about buildings that were of particular significance during Elizabeth’s life and reign.
In this extract from Helen’s lecture, she looks in more detail at the 18th century wax models in Florence’s La Speccola museum.
Former Chief Planning Officer Peter Rees on the City of London’s secret ingredient.
Tony Spawforth’s talk looks at a wine jug that exemplifies one of the achievements of ancient Greek civilisation, and what we can extrapolate about their society.