EVENT - Talk
Thursday, 13 December, 6:30 - 8:30
Come join the Society for our traditional pre-Christmas talk as Danny Rosenbaum and Rupert Vandervell, the authors of the new book London Lives. Danny and Rupert will discuss the inspirational and varied characters featured in their book and reveal what they tell us about the capital city. The evening will conclude with wine, mince pies and other festive treats!
They will draw upon their research interviews with such people as Chris Earlie, bridge-master of Tower Bridge; Tom Moss-Davies, head gardener at Regent’s Park; Heather Bonney, head of human remains at the Natural History Museum; David Ison, the Dean of St Paul’s; Marcus Davey, chief executive of The Roundhouse, Andrea Tanner, the archivist at Fortnum & Mason to reveal some surprise facts about London and its iconic places.
According to Andrew Marr: London Lives “is a composite portrait built up from tiny dabs of vivid colour, specific observations and local moments. It seems to me to get nearer to the truth about why contemporary London is such an enjoyable city for so many of us – not everyone – to live in.”