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HCA Tasters: The World in a City, Bloomsbury and beyond

Venue: External

HCA Tasters: The World in a City, Bloomsbury and beyond

Mike Berlin and Dr Tim Reynolds

There has been an urban settlement on the river Thames for almost twenty centuries.  London has unique status as a city: it is one of the few urban sites in the world has been continuously inhabited for so long and yet has retained its importance as a global city.  It has been transformed from an outpost of an empire into an imperial and in our own time postcolonial metropole.   This guided walk and site visit of Bloomsbury, St. Pancras and Somers Town will highlight the key themes of settlement, migration, and transport on the development of the metropolis in exploration of the archaeology and history of one of London's most famous areas. 

Booking is essential so that we may send you the meeting location and walk details. 



This event is part of a series of six 60-minute on-line taster events exploring histories of London, of migration, of sex and sexuality and much else besides, designed to give a flavour of studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in our department.

You can join one session or the whole series. Video introductions to the topic will be available ahead of most sessions and each one will conclude with a short question and answer session about the department and opportunities for studying with us.

All are welcome – from offer holders and those thinking of applying to those simply interested in the topics.  

Mon 24 January 6:00 - 7:00pm, Migrants in London from the Tudors to the twentieth century

Thu 26 May 6:00 - 7:00pm, Historical Approaches to the Climate Crisis: from Mennonite farmers to modern Consumers

Tu 28 June 6:00 - 7:00pm, The World in a City: Bloomsbury and beyond

Thu 30 June 6:00 - 7:00pm, Ancient and Modern Selves


This taster series is part of the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology's Discover the Past events series, open to the public and students. To see the full list of events, visit the Discover the Past web page.

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck has a distinguished tradition as an international centre of excellence. We are the only university department in London to include archaeologists, classicists and historians investigating every period from prehistory to the early twenty-first century. Join us to discover the past and engage with the present across continents and cultures.

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