Talks & Events

Dartford talk_cropMelanie regularly gives talks and lectures about researching the history of houses, as well as historic subjects related to the history of property. She has spoken at public events, universities, and corporate events. To discuss availability contact here.

 

 

Coming up:

2017

6 April (11am and 3pm)
Ideal Home Show – Olympia London
‘House Histories: Discover the history of your home’

7 April (11am and 4pm)
Ideal Home Show – Olympia London
‘House Histories: Discover the history of your home’

26 April
Peterborough Local History Society – Peterborough Cathedral
‘Discover the secrets behind your front door’

14 September
North West Kent Family History society – Sevenoaks Branch
‘House Histories’

Previous talks and events:

2016
Thames Christian College – London
Morning assembly to school – ‘How I became an historian’

North West Kent Family History society – Dartford Branch
‘How to research a House History’

Chiswick Book Festival
Authors launch party for the Chiswick Book Festival – hosted by The Chiswick Calendar
One of several local authors speaking about our books prior to the Chiswick Book Festival weekend

Bedford Park Residents Association
Launch event of Bedford Park House History Initiative – follow link to find out more

North West Kent Family History society – Bromley Branch
‘The secrets behind your front door: Researching the history of houses’

Bath Spa University
Lecture for the history core module with first and third year history students
‘London Streets and Squares’

2015
Huntingdonshire Local History Society
‘The secrets behind your front door: Researching the history of houses’

Bath Spa University
‘London Streets and Squares’

2014
Geffrye Museum
Fundraising event – after dinner speaker

Sungard corporate conference – after dinner speaker
‘The History of Livery Companies and Livery Halls in London’

Wandsworth Heritage Festival
‘Uncover the secrets behind the history of your home’

Kensington and Chelsea Forum – Campden Society
‘The history of houses in Kensington and Chelsea’

Archives for London
‘The secrets behind your front door: Researching the history of houses in London’

2013

Mobilising London’s Housing Histories conference
Centre for Metropolitan History – Institute of Historical Research
‘Living on the Shaftesbury Park Estate’

Bath Spa University
Heritage MA
‘House Histories’

2012
Geffrye Museum
Living with the Past at Home: ‘Stories to discover behind your front door’

Ideal Home Show
‘House Histories: Discover the history of your house’

2011
Polo in the Park – private journalist event
‘The History of Hurlingham’

2010
Listed Property Owners Club show
‘House History: How to trace the history of your house’

2008
Hampstead House Histories – private event
See a highlight film here

2007
Who Do You Think You Are Live!
The House History stage in association with BBC London radio