Provisional Schedule of Excursions

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MONDAY 3RD JULY 2017   2.30-4.00

TUESDAY 4th JULY 2017    2.00-3.30

            Walking tour of Bloomsbury (included in Conference Fee)

Guides to include: John Worthen, Maria Thanassa, and Catherine Brown

To include the major sites in Bloomsbury associated with Lawrence, including former homes of Lady Ottoline Morrell (44 Bedford Square and 10 Gower Street), the flat of H.D. where the Lawrences stayed October-November 1917 (44 Mecklenburgh Square), and sites associated with members of the Bloomsbury set such as the house of Virginia and Leonard Woolf (52 Tavistock Square, from where the Hogarth Press was run).

WEDNESDAY 5th JULY 2017

2.00-6.00         Tour of Hampstead (included in Conference Fee)

Guide: John Worthen

To include the major sites in Hampstead associated with Lawrence. People whom Lawrence met in Hampstead include his Aunt Ada’s relations the Hungers, Ernest Rhys, H.G. Wells, Rachel Annand Taylor, Edward Garnett, Ernest Weekley’s parents, Barbara and Ivy Low, the Eders, Ernest Jones, the Carswells, Mark Gertler, John Middleton Murray, and Dorothy Brett. The Lawrences take their first London lodgings in the Vale of Health on Hampstead Heath in 1915, and see the Zeppelin over London in November. In 1917, they stay with Dolly Radford at Well Walk, two doors away from Weekley’s parents. 

SATURDAY 8th JULY 2017

8.30-10.00       Optional Excursion to Eastwood and Environs (separate payment required)

Guide: Andrew Harrison

Places to be visited: Eastwood (Lawrence’s birthplace), Beauvale Priory (basis of the Priory in ‘A Fragment of Stained Glass’), Mountain Cottage (where the Lawrences lived May 1918 to April 1919), and nearby Matlock (which Lawrence first visited as a student, and which Tom Brangwen visits in The Rainbow).

This day is envisaged as a chance to get away from metropolises entirely, but rather to visit Lawrence’s beloved countryside. For this reason, Nottingham is not included. 

SUGGESTED OTHER EXCURSIONS FOR DELEGATES TO UNDERTAKE IN THEIR OWN TIME 

CROYDON

Where Lawrence had his first teaching position away from home, from October 1908 to January 1912, at Davidson Road School.

Trip to Croydon

Assumption: Leaving NCH, 19 Bedford Square, at 12:00 on a weekday

The journey takes roughly an hour, and is fairly accessible to those who can’t walk long distances. The longest walk is from East Croydon station to the destination, with a bus available to alleviate some of this.

Various navigation tools have estimated an arrival would be between 12:47 and 13:01 (CityMapper and Google Maps).

Leave 12:00

1. Walk from 19 Bedford Sq. to Tottenham Court Road tube station

 

6 minutes £0.00
2. Get the central line westbound to Oxford Circus

 

14 minutes £2.40
3. Change to the Victoria Line and get it Southbound to Victoria

 

4. Exit the tube and get on any train going to East Croydon (these include services to Reigate, Caterham, Littlehampton, Brighton, East Grinstead) from Victoria National Railway Station, they leave every 3 minutes or so. This is a National Rail service rather than tube service.

 

15/20 minutes £5.90
5. Get off the train at East Croydon (two stops) and leave the station via the Billinton Hill Exit

 

4 minutes £0.00
6. (i) Walk for 20 minutes to destination

 

20 minutes £0.00
(ii) Take the 197 Bus from Cherry Orchard Road/East Croydon to Gordon Crescent (three stops). Get off the bus and walk 4 minutes.

 

18 minutes £1.50

Arrival: 12:47-13:01

For any further development feel free to contact me, Ted Simonds, on es1534@students.nchlondon.ac.uk..

The Trainline quotes each way from Victoria to Croydon costing £5.90, with bus and tube costs on top of that, I would estimate £2.40 for tube, and £1.50 for bus, making the round trip cost £19.60. 

KENSINGTON

Where Lawrence visited Ezra Pount in 1909, and where in July-August 1913 he and Frieda stay with Gordon Campbell in South Kensington; on July 13th they marry in Kensington Registry Office.

We will be visiting Kensington for the Conference Dinner, and will stop at 19 Selwood Terrace (Campbell’s house) on the way to the Dinner by coach.

However, you may also wish to visit Kensington during your free time.

Travel to Kensington

By underground from NCH: take the Northern Line one stop South from Tottenham Court Road tube station. At Leicester Square, change to the Picadilly line. After four stops, get out at South Kensington. 

REGIONAL MAP OF LONDON SHOWING CROYDON IN THE SOUTH, AND KENSINGTON [AND CHELSEA] WEST OF CENTRE (both yellow)

 

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