History, Art & The Mayflower by Blue Badge Guides

Part of the Mayflower 400 London Lectures, a series of monthly illustrated talks in London's most historic borough organised by The Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society.

All lectures will take place at Canada Water Theatre, 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7AR (Canada Water tube (Jubilee, London Overground) is next door, while buses 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12 stop outside.

This event is free. Booking is essential and is available online at www.rbhistory.org.uk or by calling 020 8692 4446.

Mayflower 400 London Lectures 2020 calendar

Click the links below to find out more


The Mayflower Compacted

Wednesday, 29 April (7.30-8.30pm, free event)

Rita Cruise O'Brien, author of The Mayflower: Myths, Truths and Legacies, introduces the Mayflower story and the importance of Rotherhithe in its early days.

The People

The Long Search for Freedom

Wednesday, 27 May (7.30-9pm)

Adrian Gray, author of From Here We Changed the World, discusses the origins of the people who became known as The Pilgrim Fathers.

The Money

Seafarers, Puritans and Beaver Hats

Wednesday, 24 June (7.30-9pm)

Nick Bunker, author of Making Haste from Babylon, investigates the role of money and The City behind the Mayflower's voyage.

A Local Walk in Rotherhithe

History, Art & The Mayflower by Blue Badge Guides

Wednesday, 29 July (7pm and 7.30pm departures, free event)

The Faith

“One of my horses could preach as well as the curate!”

Wednesday, 2 September (7.30-9pm)

James Evans, author of Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World, considers the state of the clergy in England at the time and the establishment of new faith communities.

The Voyage

'One Small Candle’

Wednesday, 30 September (7.30-9pm)

Rebecca Fraser, author of The Mayflower Generation: The Winslow Family and the Fights for the New World, identifies the people who made the voyage and their fate in America.

The Legacy

The Making of the Mayflower Myth

Wednesday, 25 November (7.30-9pm)

Rita Cruise O'Brien, author of The Mayflower: Myths, Truths and Legacies, considers the myths and legacies of the Mayflower story.

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