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Monday, 10 May 2021 at 8pm
VIRTUAL WALKING TOUR OF THE INNS OF COURT
(This is a bonus lecture in addition to our regular programme)
by Emma Matthews
The Inns of Court and Legal London; Explore these private spaces with cobbled streets, gas lights and ancient buildings. Uncover the secrets of crusaders and campaigners in a hidden part of London dating back to the 1200s. Emma, a former barrister, worked in the Inner Temple and Royal Courts of Justice for many years before becoming a guide and is the perfect companion on this virtual tour. She will show you around this fascinating part of London which belongs to these ancient organisations explaining the theatre of the courts where barristers and judges still wear horsehair wigs and silk gowns.
Monday, 31 May 2021 at 8pm
ART IN THE SHADOW OF ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
by Ian Swankie
With such a superstar neighbour, it is not surprising that the immediate vicinity of St Paul’s Cathedral contains a rich vein of art. Never straying more than a few steps from St Paul’s, we’ll see a fascinating range of works from the early 1700s to the present day. In this armchair tour we’ll discover monuments, unusual structures, hidden gardens, modern art and the little known ‘dog kennel’ by Christopher Wren. Some of our discoveries are obvious, but many are not.