AGM and old gems

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We are holding a virtual annual general meeting this year, for obvious reasons. It will take place on Thursday 9 July at 7.30. Members will receive an email with a link and password so you can attend virtually and vote. … Continued

Sorting out the sewers

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The Thames Tideway Project has been almost as complex and challenging as Crossrail, according to Harbinder Birdi. He has worked on both. Harbinder is the Head of Infrastructure at Hawkins Brown, and we are grateful to him for his fascinating … Continued

The Thames Tideway Project

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We are delighted that Harbinder Birdi has agreed to talk about the Thames Tideway for our annual lecture in memory of John Delafons on Thursday 18 June. Harbinder is a Partner at Hawkins/Brown which is leading the architecture and landscape … Continued

Events postponed

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We are sorry to announce that our AGM and talk on Boston Manor by John Collins scheduled for 23 April have been postponed. The John Delafons lecture by Harbinder Birdi about the Thames Tideway Tunnel on 19 May will also … Continued

In the footsteps of Soane (again)

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On Saturday 22 June Society members and others set off from Pitzhanger Manor and walked the 8.7 miles to the wonderful Soane Museum in Lincolns Inn Fields. This was a walk John Soane regularly undertook, travelling between his country house … Continued

In the Footsteps of Soane

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On Civic Day, Saturday 22 June, we are planning a repeat of our walk from Pitzhanger Manor to the Soane Museum in Holborn. This is a walk which John Soane regularly undertook, between his country and town houses. See the … Continued

Ada Lovelace

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The Society’s annual John Delafons lecture was dedicated to the Victorian mathematician Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Milbanke. As a girl she lived in Fordhook House, near the Common. Professor Ursula Martin, a scholar from Wadham … Continued

Ada Lovelace event

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All are welcome to the Town Hall on Thursday 9 May at 19.30 to witness the unveiling of a plaque for Ada Lovelace, the mathematician and computer pioneer.  Ada lived and was married in Ealing in 1835 at Fordhook, the … Continued

The influence of Soane

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The reliably knowledgeable and entertaining Harbinder Birdi gave a lively talk on John Soane following our AGM on 2 April. Harbinder is a Trustee of Pitzhanger Manor and Head of Infrastructure and Transport, Hawkins Brown Architects.  His talk was entitled … Continued

Our AGM

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We held our 2019 Annual General Meeting at the Town Hall on 2 April. Fortunately the climate change protesters outside the building did not appear to be targeting us, although their shouts were alarmingly audible at times. Our Vice Chair, … Continued