Pioneers, Poets & Pacifists in Bloomsbury – Thursday 19th May 11:00 am
On this stroll though Bloomsbury squares we meet ten of the lesser known women who played a significant role in science, medicine, politics, the arts. They include the distinguished scientist imprisoned as a conscientious objector, the first woman to gain a Master of Surgery degree, the novelist who championed education for disabled children but opposed women’s suffrage, and more…
Meet at Euston Square underground Click here to book
Now that the days are longer and the evenings lighter Third Thursday Walks shift to the evening
The ‘New Woman’ in East Bloomsbury – Thursday 16th June 6:30 pm
Follow in the footsteps of some of the pioneers of women’s education, employment and suffrage. On this walk through east Bloomsbury’s quiet streets and squares we will see where the first women Doctors trained, discover the Rational Dress Society and why it was needed, meet the advertising copywriter who became a famous detective writer, the activist who established a women-run printing press and much more. This is a circular walk from Russell Square tube.
Meet at Russell Square underground Click here to book
Clowning about in Clerkenwell – Thursday 21st July 6:30 pm
This two-hour walk centres on Joseph Grimaldi, the most celebrated English Clown, who lived, worked and died in this historic area. Hear the extraordinary story of Joey’s life, loves and work as we stroll through an area long associated with entertainment and with the Italian community. We meet at Chancery Lane Station (north exit – Grays Inn Road side) and finish in Joseph Grimaldi Park near Kings Cross.
Meet at Chancery Lane Station Click here to Book