|A HISTORY OF LONDON
4 Monday Evenings
October 21 - November 11, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location ( MAP )
St. Agnes Academy
9000 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston TX 77036
Lecture Fee - Pay at Door
$13 per person,
cash or check only
(does not include course notebook)
No credit cards can be accepted
at the door.
Dr. Neidinger holds degrees from Fordham University, University of Madrid, and Rice University. He is an
archaeologist with the Texas Foundation for Archaeological & Historical Research (TFAHR), and has been directing
excavations in the Mediterranean area for the past 30 years. During this time he has also lectured extensively at
universities, colleges, adult education programs, and churches across the state of Texas. He is currently working on
TFAHR archaeological excavations in the Republic of Macedonia. For information on Dr. Neidinger’s current and
upcoming projects, please visit www.tfahr.org.
Although the physical landscape of London has changed considerably
since the days of Dr. Johnson, the spiritual landscape has not. As
accurate then as now is the tired but true quip of many a tourist
brochure, “you may come to London to discover Merry Old England,
but you’ll discover the world.” When London first entered the pages of
written history in the Annals of the Roman author Tacitus, it already
had something of an “international” air about it, being inhabited by
merchants, seafarers, and men of trade and commerce. As empires,
armies, rulers, and dynasties traipsed across the island, London never
lost the demeanor of an international city.
Forever in the forefront of political and economic innovation and
revolution, London came to embody the quintessence of imperial
grandeur the way few capital cities ever did. Not only her churches
and government buildings but even her museums came to reflect the
vitality and verve of an expanding Western civilization and Britain’s role
in that expansion.
In this lecture series we will embark upon a study of the history of
London, from the arrival of the Romans in the first century BC to the
reign of Queen Victoria. Each lecture will be a discussion of the events
of London’s history as reflected in the remains, monuments, buildings,
and archaeological finds. When archaeology or literature so enable,
we will look at some cameos of London life throughout the ages.
The lectures will be richly illustrated with images, and course material
will include detailed lecture notes, maps and plans.
About the Lecturer
Dr. William J. Neidinger
|A New Lecture Series by Dr. William J. Neidinger
|BETWEEN TWO QUEENS: FROM BOUDICCA TO VICTORIA
|“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”
attributed to Samuel Johnson