** 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 **

Our 117th Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 6th July 2017 in The Octagon at the Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS.

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

Disabled access and parking are available.  Members requiring disabled access should contact the Hon. Secretary, Mike Wicksteed (mike.wicksteed@btinternet.com).

Presentations

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

1961  St Bartholomew's Hospital

1962  Port of London Authority, Trinity Square

1963  City of London School

1964  The Charterhouse

1965  St Paul's School, West Kensington

1966  St Paul's Cathedral, Chapter House

1967  Gresham College

1968  Royal Institute of British Architects, Portland Place

1969  The Crypt, Guildhall

1970  Dudley House, 100 Park Street

1971  St John’s, Smith Square

1972  Althorp

1973  Institute of Chartered Accountants

1974  Southwark Cathedral, Chapter House

1975  Fishmongers’ Hall

1976  Chapter House, St John's Gate, Clerkenwell

1977  Home House, Portman Square

1978  Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House

1979  Mercers’ Hall

1980  Coutts & Co, Strand

1981  The Holme, Regent’s Park

1982  The Brewery, Chiswell Street

1983  St Etheldreda’s, Ely Place

1984  London School of Economics

1985  Staple Inn Hall

1986  St Bartholomew’s Hospital

1987  Crosby Hall, Chelsea

1988  Honourable Artillery Company

1989  Royal Geographical Society

1990  University College School, Frognal

1991  Bishopsgate Institute

1992  Royal Society

1993  King’s College, Strand

1994  St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden

1995  Governors’ Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital

1996  St John-at-Hackney

1997  Westminster School

1998  Banqueting House, Whitehall

1999  Guildhall Old Library

2000  St James' Palace

2001  Senate House, University of London

2002  Grand Temple, Freemasons’ Hall

2003  British Museum

2004  Royal College of Music

2005  Dutch Church, Austin Friars

2006  Friends House, Euston Road

2007  St Mary’s Church, Bryanston Square

2008  St Pancras Church, Euston Road

2009  City of London School for Girls, Barbican

2010  Wesley’s Chapel, City Road

2011  The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood

2012  St Botolph’s Church, Bishopsgate

2013  St Clement Danes Church, Strand

2014  The Mansion House, City of London

2015  The Cadogan Hall, Chelsea

2016  Great Hall at St. Barts Hospital