New Lecture Series To Focus on Iconic Local Gardens
Thames Luminaries will feature nine experts talking about the area's heritage
The Thames Luminaries is a series of nine virtual lectures, beginning Wednesday 27 January, exploring the rich heritage along this section of the Thames and focusing on the iconic gardens at each site.
The talks will be delivered by experts in their field; the Chiswick House & Gardens lecture is taking place on the 3 February and will be presented by John Watkins, Head of Gardens and Landscape at English Heritage.
They have been organised to help raise more funds for local heritage at a time when it has been put at risk due to the pandemic.
The full running order is below:
The lectures will all be about 20 minutes and delivered over Zoom, followed by a Q&A chaired by Professor Judith Hawley of Royal Holloway.
It is anticipated that each event will end by 8pm. Tickets are free, but a £5 donation is encouraged for each talk, or alternatively a £25 donation to attend all nine talks. The donations will be equally divided between the nine participating organisations. Zoom links will sent by email an hour before each talk begins.
Full details of the lectures and speaker bios can be found here: Thames Luminaries – Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust
Tickets can be booked here: Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event tickets from TicketSource.