The Great Fire of London
Churches of Christopher Wren
The Legacy of Wren
This walk covers about 1 mile overall. There are occasional opportunities to sit if needed.
Sue was born a Londoner and has lived in several other cities including Seoul, Berlin and Washington DC. Since returning to London, she has spent the last three years studying its art, architecture, literature and history. Sue holds a research MPhil in History of Art from the Barber Institute, Birmingham University and has specialist knowledge of Victorian Britain through her study of its painting and literature. Her thesis, on symbolism in Victorian Art, focused on the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and she has also made studies in 20th Century American art. Sue is fascinated by London's history and is most interested in the artists and writers who have helped to define it. She loves to recount stories of their lives and works, and their connections with each other and the city.
Born in London, Ruth has also lived in Israel for many years. She trained at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, where she studied Voice and Piano and received a degree in performance in both instruments. She is a qualified music teacher and for many years taught music to children and adults of all ages. Returning to London in 2000, Ruth undertook a number of intensive courses learning about the history of this great city which she loves. She has recently earned an MA in Art History and enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Ruth also has a particular interest in Jewish London and a keen interest in the artistic and musical history of London.
Catherine qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 2009, a City of Westminster Guide in 2006 and a City of London Guide in 2005. Catherine now tutors on the Westminster Guiding Course at the University of Westminster. She works part time at ITN as a broadcast journalist/ news editor and part time as a tour guide. Combining these two story-telling disciplines, Catherine also makes podcasts about unusual sites around London. Catherine used to work in an investment bank for over seven years. She now prefers sharing stories about London with visitors and helping them have a lovey time in the capital city. She has an MA in History of Art, an MA in broadcast journalism and a BA in Drama. She is a counsellor at Childline.
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