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Both of which are increasingly out of date
And Did Those Feet has extensive experience of working in the heritage field. It has run several small museums, provided consultancy for many museums and leading heritage organisations. and managed many event programmes, lectures, walks, cultural study tours, and conferences.
Kevin Flude lectures at:
Central St Martins College on the M.A. For Narrative Environments course
He is currently running a project in conjunction with the British Museum on Room 3 and the Tokyo Olympics.
University of Westminster on the ‘Londinium to the Blitz’ module.
He is delivering a 10 week course on the History of Museums to Stevenage Art Society.
He is a former Honorary Lecturer at UCL and Associate Lecturer at the University of Worcester on the Museums module.
More can be found on the heritage web site here:
During the present crisis, these are cancelled. Let me know if you have any particular walks you are interested in as I’m going to do some podcasts – as soon as I get some time.
My next study tour for Road Scholar is the ‘Quintessential Britain’ programme. It goes to London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, the Cotswolds, Stratford, Chester, Conwy, Snowdonia, Haworth, York and Edinburgh. Other programmes I give are shown below.
Walks for London Walks
I do various walks from time to time, nearly all for London Walks. (A list of all the walks. lectures, study tours I have given can be found here):
Mar 28 2.30 Victoria & Albert & Albertopolis. High Street Kensington Tube
April 18th 2.30 MedIeval London. Liverpool St Bishopsgate Exit top of escalator
Oct 31 2.30 pm The Archaeology of London Walk St. Paul’s Tube Exit 2.
Road Scholar Programmes
In the summer I give a programme called ‘London’s Neighbourhoods‘ which is a great short tour of London with a day in the East End taking in the Street Art, a Day in the City, Greenwich and Bermondsey.
Also, I lead one called ‘Quintessential Britain’ which takes in London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Cotswold, Chester, Wales, Haworth, York, Edinburgh and other places en route.
A list of my walks. lectures, study tours can be found here:
Walks given recently:
Feb 22 2.30 Bermondsey – Archaeology & History. Bermondsey Tube
7.15 Southwark & Bankside Pub Tour. London Bridge Tube, Tooley St
Feb 1 2.30 Tower Hill to Rotherhithe Riverside Walk. Tower Hill Tube
Feb 2 10.45 Bishopsgate Ward Walk. Liverpool St Tube
Jan 25th 2.30 Wolf Hall London. Liverpool Street Tube
7.15 Blackfriars to Fleet St Pub Tour. Blackfriars Tube
Jan 26 2.30 Romans in London. Monument Tube
Dec 21 10.30 London’s East End – The Peasants’ Revolt to Street Art. Aldgate Tube High Street Exit
2.30 Shakespeare’s London Locations – The places in the plays
Shoreditch High Street Overground Station
Jan 5 10.45 Myths & Legends & the Origins of London. Tower Hill Tube
Nov 23rd 2.30 The City and the Blitz. Moorgate West Tube. For more information
7.15 Hampstead Pub Tour Hampstead Tube For more information
Nov 30th 2.30 In Search of Saxon London. Moorgate Tube. For more information
7.15 Smithfield Pub Tour. Barbican Tube
Myths and Legends and the Origins of London on Saturday at Oct. 5 for details click here
City Backstreets Pub Tour at 7.15 Oct. 5 click here for details
The City and the Blitz on November 23
Decline and Fall of Roman London on Saturday at 2.30 Sept. 28 for details click here:
Chelsea Pub Tour Saturday at 7.15 Sept. 28 for details click here:
Jane Austen’s London 4 May 2019 7.15 Green Park Underground
For more details see blog post:
River Fleet Pub Crawl May 18
For more details see blog post:
‘Archaeology – The Usborne Young Scientist’. Usborne 1984 Barbara Cork, Struan Reid, Iain Ashman, Dr Anne Millard and Kevin Flude
‘Citisights Guide to London. Ten Walks through London’s Past’ Virgin Books. 1991. Kevin Flude and Paul Herbert (republished 2001 Authors Choice Press)
To buy click here:
‘In Their Own Words – A Literary Companion To The Origins Of London‘ D A Horizons, 2009. Kevin Flude
To buy Kindle version click here. To buy papeback email kpflude AT anddidthosefeet.org.uk
‘Divorced, Beheaded, Died …the History Of Britain’s Kings And Queens in Bite-sized chunks’ Michael O’mara Books, 2009. Kevin Flude To buy click here
‘The Four Humours of Shakespeare‘ Feedaread.com, 2014. Kevin Flude
To buy pamphlet email kpflude AT anddidthosefeet.org.uk
For my fictional works click here
This is an excellent resources with interesting information on historic taverns in London (and indeed all over). http://www.buildinghistory.org/primary/inns/inns.shtml
This is a great find – very little neolithic pottery has been found in or near the City so this fills in a blank. It still doesn’t give us enough information to write authoritatively about the City before the Romans, but its a significant step forward.
Just some: bob clip dance hornpipe leather pleasure roust sport stroke till trade trick bed foin foutre frig frisk have jape juggle jumble leap niggle nock occupy plough rifle seal sport swive thrum thump tick-tack till towze tread tumble twang vault wap. source: https://www.salon.com/2014/10/05/tickle_gizzard_and_the_pleasure_pivot_a_history_of_sex_slang_and_the_coolest_ancient_dirty_words/