Monthly Archives: September 2014

Forthcoming events from Kath Posner, APML Chair



Back from my holidays with loads of news of events organised by members of APML



Firstly via CILIP’s Library and Information History Group:
Lonely hearts, wedding bells and illicit pleasures: a far from sentimental journey of how London loved in print
When: Friday 19 September 2014, 18.00-19.30
Meeting point: Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

This walk will carry you back through time to learn how the printing press often played a crucial role in the varying experiences of romance, love and relationships. Singletons and couples are invited to spend ninety minutes discovering how Londoners of the past might set about finding their match and hearing from the literature that recorded such journeys.

In the company of Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd), Lonely Hearts, Wedding Bells and Illicit Pleasures will uncover tales across the relationship spectrum. From Bloomsbury to the streets around Covent Garden, you will hear accounts of loneliness, friendship, love, passion, scandal, jealousy and exploitation. Books are behind them all, accompanied by the occasional librarian and many a person of business.

The walk’s meeting point will be the Wellcome Trust’s headquarters on Euston Road and we will begin with viewing a display of related material from the Wellcome Library collections. After which, we will set out to explore the streets of London. The walk ends at approximately 7.30pm not far from Charing Cross. Please be ready for no breaks and the occasional saucy storyline!

Numbers are limited to 20 people, and pre-booking is essential. Tickets, which are non-refundable, are £10 each. Please email Renae Satterley ( to reserve your place. This event is open to all, so early booking is recommended.

Secondly – from the Westminster History Club

The new season of talks begins on Tuesday 23rd September at 7pm, in The Lord Mayor’s Parlour, Westminster City Hall and you are warmly invited to join us for the fourth season of the Westminster History Club – doors open at 6.30 pm £10 to be paid on arrival.

The Club was set up to raise funds for scholarly research into the history of Westminster by the Victoria County History.  This is as much a social event, held four times a year, with a glass of wine and a talk on some aspect of the history of Westminster by a guest speaker and on 23rd September we welcome  Dr. Paula Henderson to give her talk on:-

“Location, Location, Location – William Cecil’s House in the Strand”..

In 1560 William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley, moved to a new house in the Strand, amongst eminent aristocrats and courtiers who the favoured the location for its connections by river and road between Court, Parliament, the City and Inns of Court. In her illustrated talk, Dr Henderson will tell the important story of how the ambitious Cecil developed his house as a seat of power, designed for the large household needed for running royal business, and his garden for pleasure and entertainment, an escape from the relentless pressure of work.

Paula Henderson is a lecturer and writer on British architecture and garden history.  She has degrees in art history (University of Wisconsin, B.A.; University of Chicago, M.A.) and a Ph.D. in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London).  Her first book,The Tudor House and Garden: architecture and landscape in the 16th and early 17th centuries (published by Yale University Press).

And last, but not least from CILIP’s Local Studies South Group:

In the picture: getting the most out of images inside and outside your collection.
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 from 10:30 to 16:30
Held at CILIP 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE
Cost: CILIP/ARA members £35 + VAT, non-members £45 + VAT.

The 2014 Local Studies Group South Study Day will be looking at how to use images inside and outside your collection.

Sessions include:
·English Heritage on their purchase of the Aerofilms Aerial Photographic Archive and the creation of the Britain from the Air website.
·The Wellcome Library will be talking about the nuts and bolts of digitisation.
·Librarians from Bracknell Forest will be talking about putting their community’s images onto Flickr.
·An optional tour of either the Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre or the digitisation studios at the Wellcome Library.

Cost: £35 for CILIP/ARA members and £45 for non-members. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
To book, please visit:
For more information please contact Tony Pilmer via

Hope there is something here to tempt you. 
Best wishes