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The 2016 AGM for the London Society will take place on Monday 27 June, starting at 6pm.

Allies + Morrison have very generously given us space in their offices at 85 Southwark Street, SE1. (You will find a map and directions here).

All paid-up members are eligible to attend and vote.

The AGENDA can be downloaded here, and the Minutes of the 2015 AGM here.

A copy of the 2015 Accounts can be downloaded here.

Apologies for absence should be emailed to info@londonsociety.org.uk

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Peter Murray

 

You will have seen Grant Smith‘s wonderful photographs of artisan food craftspeople in the recent issue of the Journal, and now those pictures and many others by Grant are on display at the New London Architecture gallery in the Building Centre, Store Street, WC2.

The images celebrate and documents some of the artisan food producers of London, including Wilde’s Cheese, the House of Sverre, smokers of salmon, Dalston Cola, Pavilion Bakers and the brewers Crate proudly displaying their produce.

The exhibition runs until 30 May, is free and well worth a visit.20160202_gcs_0084_6807ce46163e382_960_539

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The growth in cycling in recent years has helped make London more humane: the more bikes there are on the capital’s roads, the fewer cars and the less strain on the public transport system.

The new segregated cycle paths are making a difference to the experience of cycling in London and are likely to get even more people to take to two wheels, but it’s important to remember that it’s not just the physical environment that encourages people onto their bikes. Here David Showell of Cycle Confident explains how his company trains new and ‘returning’ cyclists.

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23 million journeys a year are made by bike on London’s roads, according to TfL. This is an all-time high, but the increase shows no sign of slowing down.

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This year the London Society has run a number of events focussing on the river Thames, including April’s “Are we making enough of the River Thames“, the walking tours of Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf, and the forthcoming “Lost Art of Swimming in the Thames“.  Beyond this, one of the most hotly-debated proposals for the river has been the Garden Bridge. Here, Chris Medland talks about the work of architects One World Design in the proposal for a new walking and cycling bridge in Wandsworth – one that will cost a fraction of the Garden Bridge and have much more significant effects.

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