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The London Course: Exploring Growing Village Suburbs

The growth of London in recent centuries entailed the swallowing up of small villages deep in the countryside.

This course will examine what have now become extensive London boroughs. Each which will be described in lectures followed by walks through these historic areas and each should be treated as an integrated pair of topics.

Lecture on Islington

From the 18th century, Islington was one of the first northward suburbs to become a convenient residential area for City workers, along a major highway to the north. Myddleton's 17th century New River became an attractive area for settlement, and the Regent's Canal of the 1820s emerging from the 900 yard long Islington Tunnel enhanced industry. From then on Islington spread rapidly to its present size. Islington Spa had encouraged tourism in the 18th century and then in the Victorian period major buildings appeared as the Royal Agricultural Hall, Pentonville Prison and the Caledonian Market.


Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks


Date and Time:

24 February 2016 at 10:45 am


Half Day



The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square

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