Livestream talk on 26 November, 6pm, on the Greening of London

I’m presenting a talk on the impact of war on the open spaces of London for the Institute of Historical Research Gardens and Landscapes seminar.

Book here:

https://www.history.ac.uk/events/greening-london-impact-crisis-second-world-war-open-spaces-capital

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I was asked to talk specifically about the impact of WWII on the capital. There’s already been quite a bit of research done on this, particularly by Marti Hannikainnen, so I’m not going to be presenting anything massively original, rather an overview survey of the main issues, including access to parks and squares, military requisitioning, playgrounds and the reconstruction plans’ open space targets.

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