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Tornados, Torrents, and Tempests: History of London Weather


Event Description

At this time of the year we all want to snuggle by the fire and keep warm and dry but how has London's weather affected Londoners in centuries past?

Way back in the 11th century a tornado wrecked churches in London and an elephant walked the Thames during a Frost Fair– we will look at some souvenirs.  In 1928 the Thames burst its banks and many paintings in the Tate Gallery were spoiled.

This session will explore some of the astonishing weather events which impacted on the City.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Caryle

In her professional life, Caryle has worked in adult and community education in Essex and London developing provision for adults and young people from diverse backgrounds. She is committed to offering adults opportunities for learning for interest and curiosity, to enable employment, and of course for enjoyment, and currently teaches at London Historyat Morley College Waterloo.

Passionate about London, its history, its culture, and the many possibilities it offers, Caryle looks forward to sharing some of the more quirky aspects with Mirthy!

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!