I occasionally give talks to societies and other organisations on variations of the following topics. If you are interested in having one of these talks please get in contact.

The History of the Port of London

For almost 2,000 years there have been ships sailing in and out of London and the Thames. I have given numerous talks based on my book, and these can be a general history of the Port of London or tailored to specific topics or periods.

Royal Albert Dock, London

London and its links with slavery

During the second half of the 17th century London was the leading British port involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It remained an important aspect of London’s commerce until the abolition of the slave trade in the early 19th century.

Captive onboard a slave ship on the west coast of Africa circa 1880

The New River and the history of London's water supply

It’s not new and it’s not a river, but the New River has been providing London with fresh water for over 400 years.

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