Bristol Explore the past and present of this fantastic city, the perfect spot for a weekend away. It's home to Brunel, Pirates and Banksy - something for all the family!
The British Government, the Cabinet and the Civil Service How do these institutions run the country?
London Miscellany 25 May 2021
A quirky update on this term's London talks, from mounds in Marble Arch to forests in Somerset House, via a baby raven!
Liverpool Street 18 May 2021
The train station and the area. Find out about the Jewish World War 2 refugees, the tragic story of the War Memorial, London's smallest Church destroyed by a bomb in the 1980s, Michelin dining in Tower 42 and much more. A fascinating look at this busy area of the City of London.
Oh, and who was the Bishop of Bishop's Gate and where to find his mitre!!
King's Cross St Pancras 11 May 2021
The history of the development of these two great stations and this area of London.
Grosvenor Square 4 May 2021 The history, American connections and future of the second largest square in London
Mayfair and the Grosvenors 27 April 2021 Find out about the history of Mayfair and the family who own 300 acres of central London
The Mayor of London and the London Councils. 20 April 2021. Who does what, in the run up to the Mayoral elections on May 6th
The Census 30 March 2021 The history and relevance of this ten year event, exploring the Domesday Book and what the 2011 census told us.
Whitechapel 23 March 2021 From the Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the rise of social justice via grinding poverty, visit this gritty part of London and find out how it has left lasting changes in society.
The Old Kent Road 16 March 2021
Take a trip to South London and discover the largest development project in London.
Aldwych BCC 10 March 2021
The final part of our walk down the Strand explores the Aldwych.
The Strand and Somerset House BCC 2 March 2021
Discover more about this iconic building, it's connection to the Cambridge spies and the new developments
The Strand and the Savoy BCC 23 February 2021
Take a walk from Trafalgar Square to discover the history of the western end of The Strand.
Leicester Square 9th February 2021 Continuing my journey through some of the overlooked parts of central London.
Trafalgar Square 2 February 2021 British Culture Class. From the King's Mews to a place of celebration and assembly, find out about the history of this iconic square.
Hyde Park Corner 26 January 2021 British Culture Class. Find out about the buildings, statues and history of what just seems like a very busy roundabout!
Marble Arch 19 January 2021 British Culture Class
The past and present of this oft over-looked area and landmark.