Upper Room Lectures Are Back at St Saviour's Church

Starting on January 28 with talk on Turner and the Thames

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The Upper Room Winter Lecture Series is back for 2015 at St Saviour's Church in Wendell Park, starting this month and taking place monthly until April.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday 28th January – Turner and the Thames by Matthew Morgan, Adult Learning Officer at the National Gallery

Wednesday 25th February – The Gardens at Fulham Palace, past present and future by Lucy Hart, Head Gardener, Fulham Palace

Wednesday 25th March – May 7th: Nowhere near too close to all by Michael White of The Guardian

Wednesday 29th April – God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England by Jessie Childs,
prize winning local historian on her recent book.

All lectures will take place in St Saviour’s Church, Cobbold Road. W12, from 8pm - 9pm.

Refreshments will be available from 7.40pm. Donations welcome.

Space is limited, so in order to guarantee yourself a seat for any of the lectures please telephone Alyson on 0208 740 5688 or email her on: uradmin@theupperroom.org.uk.

Matthew Morgan is not only a trustee of The Upper Room, but more relevantly Adult Learning Officer at the National Gallery, and a lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has worked as a Director at Christie’s, and in the museum world. He is currently completing his PhD on Art Museums in Las Vegas.

Lucy Hart started in horticulture aged 13, working weekends at the local nursery, has a degree in Horticulture, and in 2003 gained the prestigious Kew Diploma, where she become a Team Leader and re-planted the Director’s Garden with species that represent the work of RBG Kew. Lucy started as Head Gardener for Fulham Palace in November 2011. Her role is to develop the 13-acre historic site, including bringing the Walled Garden back to horticultural production.

Michael White grew up in Cornwall, but fetched up at the far end of the A303/30 in West London, where his three children and three grandchildren all live. A UCL History graduate, former Evening Standard reporter and Washington correspondent, he has worked around Westminster for the Guardian on and off for 40 years.

Jessie Childs gained a first in history at Oxford in 1999. Her first book, Henry VIII’s Last Victim, the life and times of Henry Howard was critically acclaimed and won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography in 2007. God’s Traitors is her second book, and has also been widely praised. She was recently described by Charles Spencer in the Sunday Times Magazine as “the best historian we have”. Jessie lives in Hammersmith with her husband and two daughters.

All our eminent speakers are giving their time free to support The Upper Room, a charity based at St Saviour which has been been working to help socially disadvantaged people in London since 1990, including homeless people, economic migrants and ex offenders.

January 21, 2015