Events

Forthcoming Events

27 November, 7–9pm
Last Post: A Literary Journal Launch
The Authors’ Club at the National Liberal Club, London SW1 2HE

I am delighted to be moderating the launch of a new journal dedicated to his life and work, published by the Ford Madox Ford Society in association with the Open University. Last Post: A Literary Journal aims to provide a Fordian meeting-place for conversation, comment and criticism, with informal pieces beside scholarly essays and creative non-fiction.

The speakers will be: Sara Haslam, Chair, Ford Madox Ford Society; Senior Lecturer in English, Open University; Max Saunders, former Chair, Ford Madox Ford Society; Professor of English and Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute, King’s College London; Paul Skinner, general editor, Last Post; Delia da Sousa Correa, Senior Lecturer in Literature, Open University; series editor, Katherine Mansfield Studies

Drinks will be provided. The event is free, but please register via Eventbrite as places are limited.

25 November, 11:00am – 3:00pm
London Wildlife Trust Tree Day 
Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Rd, London SE15 4EE
The Centre for Wildlife Gardening’s annual Tree Day features a range of woodcraft workshops including traditional green-wood carving and turning demonstrations.  From 2.15-3.00pm there will be a screening of my documentary film Mapping the Great North Wood, charting the history of the wood that once covered much of south London, and today’s efforts to conserve its remnants. Admission is free.

Past Events

1 October, 7–9pm
Behold, America: Sarah Churchwell in conversation
The Authors’ Club at the National Liberal Club, London SW1 2HE
I am very pleased to be interviewing the brilliant author and academic Sarah Churchwell about her new book, Behold, America, which charts the murky history of the phrases ‘America First’ and ‘The American Dream’, and the way they have shaped the political climate of the USA today.

18 September, 12.30–3pm
Authors’ Club Lunch with Ted Sandling
The Authors’ Club at the National Liberal Club, London SW1 2HE
I am delighted to be introducing Ted Sandling to discuss his book London in Fragments: A Mudlarker’s Treasures, an enthralling guide to the historical relics to be found on the Thames foreshore.

9 September, 10am–6pm
Festival of the Great North Wood
Sydenham Hill Wood, London SE26
I shall be taking part in the London Wildlife Trust’s Festival of the Great North Wood, a celebration of the Wood’s wildlife and history. Visitors will be able to enjoy a series of guided walks throughout the day, led by London Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers, and DVDs of my film Mapping the Great North Wood will be on sale.

7 September, 7pm
Mapping the Great North Wood
The Authors’ Club at the National Liberal Club, London SW1 2HE
Once, a large part of South London was forest. Through historic maps and live footage, this 20-minute documentary film by C.J. Schüler tracks its amazing history, and today’s efforts to conserve its surviving remnants. The screening will be followed by drinks at the bar.

14 August, 2pm
The History of the Great North Wood
Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8NB
Once, a large part of South London was forest. Through historic maps and live footage, this 20-minute documentary film by C.J. Schüler tracks its amazing history, and today’s efforts to conserve its surviving remnants. Sam Bentley-Toon, Great North Wood project officer for the London Wildlife Trust, will give a talk. Admission is free.

24 April, 7pm
Writing, Healing and the First World War
The Authors’ Club at the National Liberal Club, London SW1 2HE
I will be chairing a panel discussion with Ford Madox Ford specialist Sara Haslam, Vivien Whelpton, biographer of the Imagist poet Richard Aldington, and the writer and lecturer Sunny Singh, who will discuss Chandradhar Sharma Guleri’s WWI story, The Troth (Usne Kaha Tha).

12 April, 8pm
Mapping the Great North Wood
Friends of One Tree Hill, St Augustine’s Church, Honor Oak Park, London SE23 3LE
Once, a large part of South London was forest. Through historic maps and live footage, this 20-minute documentary film by C.J. Schüler tracks its amazing history, and today’s efforts to conserve its surviving remnants.

2 February, 6pm
Mapping the Great North Wood

Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Rd, London SE15 4EE
Once, a large part of South London was forest. Through historic maps and live footage, this 20-minute documentary film by C.J. Schüler tracks its amazing history, and today’s efforts to conserve its surviving remnants. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

2017

22 November, 7pm
Uncut Leaves Revived
The Authors’ Club at the National Liberal Club, London SW1 2HEAuthors’ Club evening featuring members reading from their own work. The other participants are the brilliant Radhika Swarup, Suzi Feay and Meike Ziervogel, all reading from their latest and as yet unpublished works.

27 April, 7pm
Just the Facts? Some thoughts on writing non-fiction
The Authors’ Club at the National Liberal Club, London SW1 2HE
With Nicholas Fearn (Zeno and the Tortoise) on popularising philosophy; Chris Chalmers on what writers can learn from advertising; Sarah Wise (The Italian Boy) on the challenges for historians; Lucasta Miller (The Bronte Myth) on  the doomed Romantic poet Letitia Landon, and ex-Chairman and club historian C.J. Schüler on telling our story in his wonderful Writers, Lovers, Soldiers, Spies. (£15 guests, £10 Authors’ Club/NLC members.)

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