2 Audley Square
London W1K 1DB
Established in 1994, The Course offers Art History, Literature, Music and Opera lectures.
In this series of 20 paired lectures and walks, we will look at the ways in which particular groups, often professions, have shaped and been shaped by London. Each theme could provide a course of its own, so we will proceed through a series of snapshots at the activities of those groups and individuals at key moments in the formation of the city.
The law and its execution have provided some of the city’s great dramas. The practitioners of law, with their own enclave of London, preserve the rituals of behaviour (and especially dress) which have lasted centuries.
The week after the lecture (20 November) there will be an accompanying walk near the Royal Courts of Justice.