London Clay: Tom Chivers and Harriet Hawkins in discussion at Central House, UCL
24 November 2021, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Tom Chivers in conversation with cultural geographer Harriet Hawkins about his new book London Clay: Journeys in the Deep City. The book offers fascinating insights into London and what lies beneath our feet, revealing new ways of looking at our city.
This event is free.
Central House14 Upper Woburn PlaceLondonWC1H 0NN
In London Clay, Tom Chivers follows hidden pathways, explores lost islands and uncovers the geological mysteries that burst up through the pavement and bubble to the surface of our streets. From Roman ruins to a submerged playhouse, from an abandoned Tube station to underground rivers, Chivers leads us on a journey into the depths of the city he loves.
'A lyrical meditation on landscapes and cities, vivid reportage and a memoir. And also a beautifully realised and moving read.' Financial Times
'Tom Chivers, with the forensic eye of an investigator, the soul of a poet, is an engaging presence; a guide we would do well to follow.' Iain Sinclair
Tom Chivers is a writer, publisher and arts producer.
Harriet Hawkins is Professor of GeoHumanities, and the founding Co-Director of the Centre for GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Free entry but limited capacity so do please only book if sure you can attend.
Attendees will need to follow UCL guidance on keeping safe on campus.