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Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Explore London's development, history and heritage, through maps that show change from the Romans to now.


Layers of London - Volunteering together to map the many Londons that we know

A lunchtime talk by Seif El Rashidi, Project Development Officer, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House.

Come and learn about an exciting new public project led by the Institute of Historical Research that aims to map the development of London through the contributions of volunteers, community groups and schools in each of the city's 32 boroughs.

Find out how you can get involved to help create one of London's map layers - a single aerial photograph of London made up of 24,000 photos taken by RAF pilots in the 1940s showing the capital just after the Second World War (WWII, WW2) still with tank defences in place, and extensive bomb damage.

You're welcome to bring your lunch.

Reserve your place for Layers of London

Map of London
Come and hear about London’s development, history and heritage, told through the city’s places. From the Roman period to the present day we'll use maps to show how London has changed over its history, and how Londoners have adapted to those changes. © Institute of Historical Research


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