Wednesday Walks

​Wednesday Walks - August to October, 2019

Our aim is to inform and entertain - join us on the first Wednesday of each month and we'll introduce you to places off the beaten track. All walks start at 11.00 am, finish by 1 pm and cost £12 per person.

You will be welcome to just turn up at the meeting point and pay on the day – if you would like details of the first couple of stops in case you might be running late, then please email the guide for that walk to let her know that you are intending to come and she will send you further information.;;;

11:00 AM - Wednesday 7th August - Agatha Christie to Anaesthesia

Meeting point: Euston Square Tube, corner of Gower Street

Your guide: Jenny Rossiter

On this walk you will see where Agatha Christie learnt about poison and where the first anaesthetic was administered. Amongst the 21st century additions to the area we will visit UCH's Cancer Treatment Centre and we will pass by what was the largest hole in the ground in Europe - now the site of the Cyclotron, which will deliver new Proton cancer treatment.

11:00 AM - Wednesday 4th September - Kentish Town

Meeting point: Kentish Town Tube Station

Your guide: Jenni Bowley

Starting where the railways cut dramatically through the landscape join Jenni to find out how Kentish Town developed from a small hamlet beside the river Fleet to a busy urban neighbourhood. Hear about escaping elephants, a homeless giraffe, the centre of piano manufacture and a popular race-track - and about famous visitors, second class men and rising rock stars.

11:00 AM - Wednesday 2nd October - First 100 Years of Women in the Law

Your guide: Anne Tickell

Meeting point: Chancery Lane station - Outside Robert Dyas

Anne is the granddaughter of Gwyneth Bebb, of the infamous Bebb v The Law Society case of 1914, in which the court held that women were not considered "people" under the Solicitors Act 1843 and thus could not practise in the profession. Join Anne to find out how this decision was over-turned and hear about some of the ground-breaking women in the legal profession. The tour will include the four Inns of Court.