29
Jun
2022

Sevenoaks 900: People, politics, and progress: a new history of Sevenoaks 1790-1914

Sevenoaks 900: People, politics, and progress: a new history of Sevenoaks 1790-1914

David Killingray, the President of the Sevenoaks Historical Society, has taught in schools and universities in Britain, Africa, and the Caribbean.  Several of his recent publications are on Kent, and particularly on Sevenoaks, including, with Elizabeth Purves,  Sevenoaks. An Historical Dictionary (2012).  He is co-author, with Dr Iain Taylor, of the forthcoming book, An English Market Town: Sevenoaks 1790-1914.  

06
Jul
2022

Sevenoaks 900: Kent in the Twentieth Century

Sevenoaks 900: Kent in the Twentieth Century

Bob Ogley was born in Sevenoaks, has lived in the county all his life and is proud to be a Kentish man. As author of more than 20 books he has travelled extensively in pursuit of information and photographs and is in great demand from organisations across the south-east to tell his unique story.

A former editor of The Sevenoaks Chronicle, Bob was a journalist for more than 30 years before he left his newspaper to concentrate on writing books and giving his talks. He is also a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio Kent.

The subjects covered by Bob in his talks are: War in Kent (and Surrey), the History of RAF Biggin Hill, Doodlebugs and Rockets, The Weather Wherever, Invicta — The Spirit of Kent, My life as a local newspaper reporter and, of course, The Great Storm and how it changed his life. He also has a new talk about Kent in the 19th Century which follows the launch of this most successful and popular book. Bob likes to tell humorous stories and he has an amazing collection of anecdotes which he delivers with great enthusiasm.

08
Jul
2022

Sevenoaks 900: Textus Roffensis: Kent's earliest documentary heritage

Sevenoaks 900: Textus Roffensis: Kent's earliest documentary heritage

Jacob Scott, Exhibition Assistant and Director of the Rochester Cathedral Research Guild, has collaborated on interpreting and exhibiting the Textus Roffensis for the past 5 years. He is an archaeologist, heritage professional and regular contributor to Archaeologia Cantiana, the journal of the Kent Archaeological Society.

28
Sep
2022

Visit to Legal London - note new date

28-09-2022 11:00 am
Visit to Legal London - note new date

Visit to Legal London will meet at the Middle Temple at 11am (numbers limited to 30). Further details will follow in the Summer magazine.