How London Became the Greatest City on Earth

26 October 2016 – 8 February 2017

More than any other country on the planet, Britain has pooled its constitutional, financial and cultural forces within its capital. This 12-part series of lectures and accompanying walks will explore how, over 2,000 years, London has dealt with six of those forces: the monarchy; the law; religion; finance; entertainment; and education. The story of the Reformation, of constitutional monarchy, of Shakespearean theatre, of the public school, of the common law, the story of Britain… They can all be told through London’s unique collection of buildings.