"Homes of the Royal Society" walking tour, Saturday 6 June 2009 at 2:00pmPublic Lecture
"Homes of the Royal Society" walking tour
Saturday 6 June 2009 at 2:00pmPublic Lecture
Event Type: Public Lecture
Location: EC2M 7PD to W1J 0BA
As part of the Story of London festivities, two experts in the Society's history will be leading a guided walking tour tracing the story of the Royal Society, London's oldest scientific institution.
We meet at 2pm outside the Hamilton Hall pub in Liverpool Street Station, and walk down Bishopsgate to the location of the old Gresham College, the Society's original home in the 1660s. Passing the sites of some of the coffee houses where Fellows of the Society gathered to discuss their ideas, we visit the Society's 18th century house in Crane Court, off Fleet Street.
We then continue down the Strand to Somerset House, then to the Society's current home in Carlton House Terrace. The tour finishes at Burlington House in Piccadilly, handy for Green Park tube station. Total walking distance approximately 3.5 miles - will suit keen urban walkers!
Tickets are £5 per person and places are limited so early booking is advised
Wish I could be there.