Fellowships and Awards
Survey of London Walking Tour - Clerkenwell, 16 June 2016
The Survey of London was founded in 1894 by with the aim of tracing and recording the historic monuments of Greater London. Since then the Survey has published a series of histories of London. Join the Survey of London, in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research, on a walking tour of the built environment and urban history of the Clerkenwell area.
The Survey’s research here traces the story of this tightly knit, multi-layered area and relates the social, political and economic transitions, from its medieval monastic origins to its recent emergence as a location for the architecture and design professions, and loft living.
IHR Annual Fellows Lecture 2016 - 29 June 2016
The Hundred Days and Waterloo:
‘the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life’
Speaker: Dr Roger Knight, Senior Research Fellow, IHR
The Duke of Wellington’s dictum about the closeness of the Allied victory over France at Waterloo has long been remembered. What is less well-known is the frantic rush to pull together an army in the Low Countries to oppose Napoleon. The ex-Emperor’s unlikely escape from Elba to the south of France in March 1815, and his risky and successful unopposed march north over the mountains to Paris, caught the Allies unaware.
The British army was partially demobilized, or in Ireland and the majority of the navy’s ships were laid up. Wellington’s Peninsular veterans had been sent to America and the West Indies. Now it was up to the more obscure parts of the British war machine to make the logistics work – the Transport Board, the Army Medical Board and the Board of Ordnance. And what should they prepare for?
The lecture is free and open to all.
Lecture: 6.00-7.30pm. Reception: 7.30-8.30pm.