LAMAS 57th Local History Conference

Saturday 18 November 2023 10.15 am – 17.30 pm

Museum of London Docklands

The London Menagerie: Animals in London History



10.15: Doors open: registration and displays by societies

11.00: Welcome and opening remarks

11.10-11.40: From Cockney sparrers to the parakeeting of London; the changing cultural values of the city’s birds (Mathew Frith)

11.45-12.15: Animals, a Soho church, and cultures of prayer and worship in twentieth-century London (Dr Joseph Hardwick)

12.15-12.40: Break

12.40-13.30: Keynote Lecture: Fantastic Beasts: regal gifts of exotic animals (Aidan Jones)

13.30-14.30: Lunch break

14.30-14.40: LAMAS Publication Awards for 2022

14.40-15.10: Regulating Performing Animals in London, 1889-1965 (Charlotte Hopkins)

15.15-15.45: The History of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (Kat Hubschmann)

15.45-16.15: Refreshment break (tea and coffee provided)

16.15-16.45: ‘Not wholly beneath the dignity of a pig’: the provision of Turkish baths for animals in Victorian London (Malcolm Shifrin)

15.50-17.20: The Ninth Earl of Northumberland’s Construction of an Haute Ecole Riding Arena in London, circa. 1610 (Rob Jackson)

5.20-5.35: Closing remarks