Past monthly talks

❑  2017
Peter Cox : Growing up in London
Tiago Mata : A History of The Economist
Estelle Lovatt : Fun and irony in art
❑  2018
Katy Ghahremani : Plans for Hornsey Town Hall
Haringey First World War Peace Forum presentation
Robin Lustig : A Life in broadcasting
Graham Bennett : Serge Diaghilev and his legacy
Alexander Zhuravlyov : The Rise and rise of Vladimir Putin
Louise Stewart : Plans for Alexandra Palace
Carl Parker : What is terrorism?
Luke Alder : The Estorick Collection of Modern Art
Margaret Greenfields : Britain as a nation of immigrants
David Hunter : Guillaume Apollinaire and the First World War
Francine Bates : The Golden age of the music hall
Elizabeth Woodcraft : Hi-heel sneakers – growing up in the 60s
❑  2019
Peter Cox : The History and development of John Lewis and Waitrose
John Withington : Living to 100 – The secrets of the centenarians
Sandra Clark : Singing witches, authenticity and innovation: Macbeth on the Victorian stage
John Hinshelwood : Crouch End and District: a photographic record from 1860 – 1920
Jayne Forbes : A Solo traveller’s tales
Roger Hamilton : Climate change – where are we now
Jan Marsh : The Pre-Raphaelite sisters
Hugh Hayes : A Park for Finsbury
Ian Christie : Rescuing a pioneer: Britain’s forgotten creator of cinema
Oonagh Gay : The Pioneer women MPs
❑  2020
Dave Clarke : Untangling the Web – demystifying spiders at ZSL London Zoo
Andrew Ellis : Art UK: democratising access to the Nation’s art
James M. Taylor : Brilliant British humour in the forgotten art of the picture postcard, 1840-1950s
❑  2021
Graham Bennett : Our wonderful West End
❑  2022
Pete Paphides : Broken Greek
Andrew Whitehead : Curious Crouch End
Lucy Ellis : 1920s wallpaper: designing and decorating for the suburban dream
Anita Peleg : Glimmer of hope – The story of Naomi Blake 1924-2018
Peter Webb : Toulouse-Lautrec and the Cabarets of Paris
Martin Orkin : The Beatles, their heroes and their music
Paul Robbins : Great British eccentrics & rogues
Emma Dagnes : Alexandra Palace – past, present and future
Ian Christie : Poetry and politics – Pasolini’s search for lost magic
❑  2023
John Withington : Assassins’ deeds
David Burnell : The Art of Underground travel
Nick Higham : The Mercenary river
Kat Jungnickel : Bikes and bloomers: Victorian women inventors and their extraordinary cyclewear
Fiona Candlin : Big stories from small museums
Oonagh Gay : Pioneers and pleasure – Crouch End women
John Plews : From Windsor to Highgate – a theatrical journey
Bill Aldridge : Lord Iveagh and the art market
Catherine Hall : The afterlives of Caribbean slavery
Kathy Henderson : My disappearing uncle – how stories make us
❑  2024
Iwan Morgan : FDR – America’s greatest President
Tim Craven : Trees in British art history from Thomas Gainsborough to The Arborealists
Bobbie Jacobson : Against the flow: pandemic lessons from inside the battles for prevention