** Footprints of London
Guided walks in and around the capital. Details of walks can be found here.
** LTS Annual General Meetings
Apart from our annual publications and newsletters, we do rather pride ourselves on our annual general meetings which are regularly attended by about a quarter of the entire membership. Although the growth of the Society is making it increasingly difficult to find large enough locations, we try to meet in an interesting building in central London, often one which is not normally open to the public or is appropriate to our annual publication.
AGMs are normally held early in July at about 6pm. Where possible we start with tea, served in the hour before the meeting, featuring sandwiches and, sometimes, cakes. The annual publication is distributed to members and there is a chance to buy other publications, some at bargain prices. After the business part of the meeting, we normally have one or two short talks about the year’s publication(s) and the building where we are meeting.
** 2017 AGM **
Attendees should enter the university via the Clock Tower entrance on Mile End Road and proceed to the porticoed Queens’ Building directly ahead. Inside, follow the signs to The Octagon.
How to get there
The easiest way to travel to the Queen Mary University is by public transport.
Underground: It is almost equidistant between Mile End on the Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines, and Stepney Green on the Hammersmith and City and District lines. It’s about a ten-minute walk from each station.
Buses: 25 & 205. Frequent bus services stop near the Clock Tower entrance to the University.
Timings & Refreshments
Admittance will be from 5pm when tea and biscuits will be served. The AGM will start at 5:45pm.
Members are welcome to walk around the campus. Mile End Campus maps will be available from the Queens’ Building reception desk and may also be viewed here. Roughly in the centre of the campus lies the second oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in England, a Spanish-Portuguese Jewish cemetery dating from 1726. For those who arrive before 5pm, on-campus refreshments (on payment) are available at the Ground Café, just to the south of Library Square.
Disabled access and parking are available. Members requiring disabled access should contact the Hon. Secretary, Mike Wicksteed (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Following the AGM there will be two short presentations: 1) Bernard Nurse will talk about his new book, this year’s LTS publication, London: Prints and Drawings before 1800; and 2) Prof. Alastair Owens, Professor of Historical Geography at Queen Mary University, will talk about the Octagon, the earlier People's Palace, the current College, and the old Jewish burial ground.
** Former AGM venues
And, just in case you wondered, here's the list of our AGM venues for the last 57 years:
1959 Wax Chandlers’ Hall
1960 Stationers’ Hall
1964 The Charterhouse
1967 Gresham College
1969 The Crypt, Guildhall
1975 Fishmongers’ Hall
1979 Mercers’ Hall
1980 Coutts & Co, Strand
1985 Staple Inn Hall
1987 Crosby Hall, Chelsea
1992 Royal Society
1996 St John-at-Hackney
1997 Westminster School
2000 St James' Palace
2003 British Museum