Talks & Events


Stoke Newington History Talks event

I run a quarterly event, Stoke Newington History Talks, where I’m joined by two different speakers each time. I’m glad to say the number of people attending has been growing steadily since the first event in November 2016. To date there have been 34 guest speakers and 54 talks. A few guest speakers gave two talks and at each event I give a talk as well. The event’s mailing list has 1,400+ subscribers and tickets sell out within a day, so don’t wait too long to book a ticket!

Upcoming talks & events

Invite me to speak at your event

I’m always happy to speak at events such as user group meetings, research groups, festivals etc. so do get in touch if you would like to talk about a potential speaking engagement.

Presentation Slides and Recordings

  • The Segregated Pub – A History of Class and Gender-based Drinking (Slides, Recording)
  • Bidding on the Past: Unearthing Stoke Newington’s history through eBay finds (Slides, Recording)
  • The History of Stoke Newington Street Names (Slides, Recording)
  • Stoke Newington’s Lost Pubs and Ghost Cinemas – A Visual Journey (Slides, Recording)
  • Alexander Guttridge’s photos of Stoke Newington in the 1930’s (Slides, Recording)
  • How Clissold Park was saved by the public, for the public (Slides, Recording)
  • The architects who built Stoke Newington (Recording)
  • Come Fly With Me – Exploring old aerial photos of Stoke Newington (Slides, Recording)
  • Stoke Newington’s seven long-lost cinemas (Slides)
  • A Visual History of Stoke Newington Church Street (Slides)
  • Look up, Look down: Spotting local history everywhere (Slides)
  • Photos from the Hackney Archives (Slides)
  • The evolution of Stoke Newington Church Street 1847-2017 (Slides)
  • Stoke Newington pubs – Converted. Demolished. Rebuilt. (Slides)
  • Stoke Newington’s lost pubs (Slides)
  • 130 years of Clissold Park (Slides)
  • Stoke Newington churches (Slides)
  • Before the building boom: Exploring the 1846 map (Slides)
  • On Maps and in Minds: The Boundaries of Stoke Newington (Slides)

Past talks & events