‘And Did Those Feet’

Welcome to the new site.

I  have not yet had time to load the vast content of the old site, but I am working on it!  But you can read the original blog here .

This site is about London, archaeology, history and literary history, and more generally, heritage and museums.

Projects

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:

Walks & Tours in Covid Times

The good news is that I am doing my fourth season of Virtual Guided Walks. On the other hand I had to cancel my first season of outdoor walks since Covid.  For more details of the programme click here:

I have a large repertory of walks, tours, and lectures  in my backpack.   I mostly give them for two excellent organisations. London Walks, and Road Scholar.

I will begin physical walks again on once it is allowed and safe.     

My next study tour for Road Scholar is …. Well who knows, (hopefully Sept 2021) but ?

Physical Walks for London Walks

When they begin again I should be doing one every Thursday (from 7th Jan 2021)  – an archaeology walk at 2.30 and a history and literature one in the evening at 6.30.   I am sharing them with a colleague so I will be doing every other week.  

Virtual Walks for London Walks

My new series of Virtual Walks begins on January 14th with a literary look at Roman London.     More details of the programme click here:

 

Road Scholar Programmes

Once upon a safe time in the summer I gave 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 led  one called ‘Quintessential Britain’ which takes in London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Cotswold, Chester, Wales, Haworth, York, Edinburgh and other places en route.

A complete list of my repertory of walks. lectures, study tours can be found here:

Walks Archive:

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): 

My first virtual walks took place every Sunday at 2pm in August 2020 and was:

Myths, Legends and the Archaeological Origins of London  in August 2020
 
and I have since done:
 

 ​Sunday 25th October 2020 ​​The Archaeology and Culture of ​Roman London​  Virtual Walk. For more details click here

​ Sunday 1st November 2020 ​ ​​The Decline and Fall of ​Dark Age London​ Archaeology Virtual Walk. ​For more details click here. 

​ Sunday 8th November 2020 ​ ​ ​The Rebirth of Saxon London Archaeology Virtual Walk For more details click here. 

​ Sunday 22nd November 2020 ​ ​ ​​Flower of Cities All – ​Medieval London​ History & Archaeology Virtual Walk​ For more details click here

Sunday 29th November 2020. ​ ​ ​The London of Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell  Virtual Walk For more details click here

​ Sunday 6th December 2020​​ The Financial City from Slavery t​o Hedge Fund  Virtual Walk For more details click here

Sunday 13 th December 2020 Myths, Legends and the  Origins of London Archaeology Virtual Walk . For more details of this walk click here. 

Walks cancelled because of the Pandemic.
 

Mar 28 2.30 Victoria & Albert & Albertopolis.  High Street Kensington Tube

April 18th 2.30 MedIeval London.  Liverpool St Bishopsgate Exit top of escalator

2.30 Sat 2 May Tower Hill Tube Myths and Legends and the Origins of London
2.30 Sat 13th June – Peasants Revolt Anniversary Special Aldgate Tube
7.15 Thur 9th July Jane Austen’s London Green Park Underground
2.30 Sunday 23rd Aug Jane Austen’s London Green Park Underground
7.15 Thurs 3rd Sept Great Fire of London Anniversary Special Monument Tube

Oct 31  2.30 pm The Archaeology of London Walk   St. Paul’s Tube Exit 2.

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

2019

Dec 21 10.30 London’s East End – The Peasants’ Revolt to Street Art.  Aldgate Tube High Street Exit

Click here for info.

2.30 Shakespeare’s London Locations – The places in the plays

Shoreditch High Street Overground Station

Click here for more info

Jan 5 10.45 Myths & Legends & the Origins of London. Tower Hill Tube

Click here for more info

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:

Books

Books

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 paperback follow this link

 

Cover of Kevin Flude's 'In their Own Words'
A Literary Companion to the origins of London

 

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

Blog

Life Scientific vindicates Florence Nightingale’s Wards

Cath Noakes, an expert on ventilation and Covid talking on Life Scientific today on BBc Radio 4 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rcnl) reported on experiments using a Nightingale Ward design and found it was likely to cut down the spread of infection by 4 times.This was by 1. use of high ceilings 2. Big Windows that could open top …