Associates Social Activities

The ASCL Associates Committee organise regular events and reunion activities which are open to all Associate members.

Associates Reunion: To include a Guided Walk through Bloomsbury and Tour of the Foundling Museum, London.
Tuesday 29 October 2019

Associate members, their partners and friends are warmly invited to the next reunion event, to be held in London on Tuesday 29 October.

The day will include a guided walk around Bloomsbury, a visit with guided tour of The Foundling [Hospital] Museum with lunch and afternoon tea.

The day will begin in Russell Square which is a few minutes walk from Russell Square Underground Station (venue to be confirmed).
A two-course lunch and Afternoon Tea is included (venue to be confirmed).
 
Our guide, Jo Wilkinson. specialises in the history of the Bloomsbury area of London and is a regular guide in The Foundling Museum.
 
Bloomsbury beginnings….
 
Bloomsbury is well known for its beautiful squares, its museums and its famous inhabitants. Throughout its history it has been a place of innovation and firsts; the first public art gallery, the first secular children’s charity, and the first national museum in the world. It has been the home of innovators and pioneers whose work has changed the world we live in and the face of the area.
 
This walk will introduce you to some of those people, some remarkable buildings and some innovations you might not have thought of but that you take for granted today.
 
…and The Foundling Museum.
The Foundling Museum is one of London’s best small museums. It tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, the ‘darling project’ of Thomas Coram, who was unable to ignore the plight of children abandoned on the streets of 18th Century London. His Hospital, built on this site, provided not just life for these children, but provided an early example of co-operation between the arts and charity and left a legacy for children which continues today. Many of the art works donated to the Hospital, along with the story of life for the children, are displayed here in a collection that ranges from paintings by William Hogarth to tiny tokens left with the children who were received into the Hospital’s care.
 
Limited places are available and early booking is highly recommended.

Guests of members are very welcome.
The cost for each person undertaking the full programme is £60. For those choosing not to undertake the guided walk the cost will be £55.

Patricia Sales. ASCL Associates Committee & London Reunion Organiser/Leader

To reserve places, please complete the booking form below.
Payment can be made by cheque sent to: Nita Makhecha, ASCL, 130 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7PG
Or by BACS: Sort Code: 60-60-06 Account Number: 46216383 Natwest, 7 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TQ

For reference please quote: “Associates – (Your Name)"

If you have any questions please contact ASCL on 0116 2991122.                                                              

Closing date is Friday 18 October 2019       

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