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Join us for Tidal Tales, a series of online talks exploring peoples’ changing relationships with the tidal Thames and the greater Thames estuary, from prehistory to the present day.

Tickets are free, all talks will be online using Zoom. Book using the links below and we’ll send you the joining link a few days before the event.

“Our Celtic Golgotha”: Interpreting the Archaeological Human Remains from the River Thames

Nichola Arthur, Natural History Museum and UCL
26 January 2022, 7:30pm

Nichola Arthur will be presenting her research into human skeletal remains found in the Thames, which is revealing new insights into the funerary practices and lifeways of people alongside the River Thames in the London area across almost 6000 years.

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Changing Minds, Changing Coasts: 100 years of coastal change on Mersea Island, Essex

Oliver Hutchinson, CITiZAN
9 February 2022, 7:30pm

Coastal communities are first-hand witnesses to the impacts of coastal change on their environment, lifestyle, and heritage. Changing Minds, Changing Coasts is a pilot project led by the community of Mersea Island, Essex, to map these changes using personal photo archives and oral histories.

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Stinking foreshore to tree-lined avenue: investigating the social and economic impacts of the Chelsea Embankment construction

Hanna Steyne, Manchester University
23 February 2022, 7:30pm

Hanna Steyne presents her research looking at the social and economic impacts of the construction of the Chelsea Embankment in the 1870s on the local community, and explores the experiences of working and middle-class riverside residents in the 19th century, whose lives and landscapes were transformed by the construction.

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Tidal Tales is part of our River Recoveries Project, made possible thanks to National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the support of Port of London Authority and CoLAT.