18 May 2019, 9:45am – 5:30pm

Weston Theatre, Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

Tickets: £10 – 35


A 15th century view of London

Join the Docklands History Group for their conference, looking at all aspects of the Medieval Port of London. It will look at the city and trade, merchants and overseas trade, ships and boats used in the port, how the river was managed, the medieval waterfront, archaeological finds relating to the port and more.


9:45-10:20 Registration and refreshments

10:25 First Session – Chairman, Chris Ellmers
10:30 Chris Ellmers – Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:40 Paper 1: Gustav Milne – The Medieval Port of London – an overview
11:10 Paper 2: Professor Vanessa Harding –City and Port – merchants and overseas trade
11:40 Paper 3: Dr. Damian Goodburn – Ships and boats of the medieval port
12:10 Paper 4: Dr. John Schofield – Medieval waterfront buildings
12:40 Questions and Answers

Lunch 1:00 – 2.20PM

2:25 Second Session – Chairman, Gustav Milne
2:30 Paper 5: Alderman Alison Gowman – The Hanseatic Steelyard
3:00 Paper 6: Dr. Laura Wright – Language and London Bridge

3:30-4:00 Refreshments

4:00 Third Session – Chairman, Chris Ellmers
4:00 Paper 7: John Clark – The Medieval Thames:rubbish tip, accident black spot, or sacred river?
4:30 Paper 8: Nathalie Cohen – The Fishful Thames:the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods
5:00 Questions and Answers
5:15 Edward Sargent – Concluding Remarks

5.30 Close of Conference

Further Information

Tickets: Docklands History Group members: £30; General Admission: £35; Students: £10

Visit Docklands History Group for more information and to book online.