Upcoming Kensington Society events

Benjamin Franklin’s British life

Monday 19 February 2018, 11:00am

We visit Benjamin Franklin House at 36 Craven Street, where this founding father of the United States lived for 16 years just before the American Revolution, acting in effect as the first American ambassador and trying to find a peaceful solution to the growing friction between the colonists and the home country.

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A guided walk around Notting Dale

Thursday 13 September 2018, 10:30am

Local historian Caroline MacMillan takes us on a walk through Notting Dale, visiting the sites of the famous “Potteries”, where bricks were made for London’s growing suburbs, and the “Piggeries”, where once three times as many swine as humans lived.

The walk finishes at The Mitre pub, which stands on the site of Notting Hill Farm.

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Emergency first aid training course

Wednesday 4 April 2018, 9:30am

As our first emergency first aid training course was so popular that the 12 available seats were booked within a couple of days, we repeat it again, together with the London Ambulance Service.

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More events to come!

We are planning more events for 2018, and as soon as the details have been worked out, they will be posted here.

So please come back and check regularly.

New date and speaker:

The Kensington Society AGM 2018

Monday 21 May 2018, 6:30pm

At the Kensington Society’s 2018 annual general meeting, the guest speaker will be Barry Quirk, the new RBKC chief executive who is busy reorganising the borough services in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Back again by popular demand:

Celebrating the work of George and Peto

Tuesday 5 June 2018, 6:30pm

This walk and lecture about the dramatic Victorian architecture of Sir Ernest George and Harold Peto in Collingham Gardens and Harrington Gardens was quickly sold out when we held it in May 2017 and many asked for it to be repeated. So here it is again!