I give talks and lectures on London history, lost London rivers, city walking, coastal landscape and plenty of things I’ve not thought of yet. I have talked at Caught by the River events, Salon for the City, Stoke Newington Literary Festival and UCL Urban Lab among others, and have given a Royal Geographical Society Monday Night lecture. I have also talked on Radio Four, the World Service, BBC London. You also watch me on film in the Fleet sewer, or listen to me be being interviewed for the Doctor Who Show.

Do email me if you would like to arrange an interview or talk.             

Past talks

Penned in the Margins Summer Party, June 2018

Camden Town: Dreams of Another London, Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, February 2018

Geffrye Museum, January 2018

Camden Town: Dreams of Another London, Owl Bookshop, October 2017

Tracing London’s Lost Rivers, Blackheath & Greenwich WI, September 2017

RH7 History Group, Lingfield, May 2017

Lost London Speedway talk, Transition Gallery, Hackney, April 2017

Writing London, February 2017 

Thames 21 Volunteers, 2016

Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society, 2016

Vanished City: London’s Lost Neighbourhoods, Southwark Pensioners’ Forum, 2016

Love the Lea Late, 2016

Vanished City: London & the Blitz, Science Museum Lates, 2015

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, 2015

Vanished City, South East London Folklore Society, 2015

London Lost and Found, Stoke Newington Literary Festival, 2015

London is Changing, Conway Hall 2015

Histories of the Wandle, Wandsworth Heritage Festival, 2015

Vanished City, The Last Tuesday Society, 2015

Caught by the River: Thames, The Social 2015

London Wildlife Trust / Dulwich Society, 2014

Lost London River Geek-Off, Totally Thames Festival 2014

Walking Methodologies Roundtable, UCL Urban Lab, 2014

Salon for the City No.11 – London Opiate, 2013

Salon for the City No.6 – London Under, London Over, 2013

Open East – By the River, Olympic Park 2013

Shall We Gather at the River? Faber Social 2013

London On Foot, 2012

Lost Rivers film premiere (Caroline Bâcle, 2012), Greenwich Picturehouse, 2012

London’s Lost Rivers, South East London Folklore Society, 2012

Monday Lecture: Walking London’s Lost Rivers, Royal Geographical Society, 2012

London’s Lost Rivers, Treadwell’s Bookshop, 2011