Upper Room Lectures Continue at St Saviour's Church

This month hear Michael White of the Guardian talk about the election

The Upper Room Winter Lecture Series is back for 2015 at St Saviour's Church in Wendell Park, with talks taking place monthly until April.

Next talk takes place on Wednesday 25th March. Chiswick resident Michael White of The Guardian will talk on the subject 'May 7th: Nowhere near too close to all.'

Michael grew up in Cornwall, but fetched up at the far end of the A303/30 in West London, where his three children and three grandchildren all live. A UCL History graduate, former Evening Standard reporter and Washington correspondent, he has worked around Westminster for the Guardian on and off for 40 years.

Local estate agents Finlay Brewer, who are sponsoring the Lectures said that the first talk on Turner and the Thames was a huge success, with around 100 people enjoying the evening.

Refreshments will be available from 7.40pm. Donations welcome.

Space is limited, so in order to guarantee yourself a seat for any of the lectures please telephone Alyson on 020 8740 5688 or email her on: uradmin@theupperroom.org.uk.

The final talk is on Wednesday 29th April – God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England by Jessie Childs, prize winning local historian on her recent book.

Jessie Childs gained a first in history at Oxford in 1999. Her first book, Henry VIII’s Last Victim, the life and times of Henry Howard was critically acclaimed and won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography in 2007. God’s Traitors is her second book, and has also been widely praised. She was recently described by Charles Spencer in the Sunday Times Magazine as “the best historian we have”. Jessie lives in Hammersmith with her husband and two daughters.

All lectures will take place in St Saviour’s Church, Cobbold Road. W12, from 8pm - 9pm.

All the speakers are giving their time free to support The Upper Room, a charity based at St Saviour which has been been working to help socially disadvantaged people in London since 1990, including homeless people, economic migrants and ex-offenders.

January 21, 2015

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