Free Coram Walks at the Emma200 Festival

Free Coram Walks at the Emma200 Festival

Coram are pleased to be taking part in the Emma200 festival, a local celebration of the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen’s much-loved novel, which praises Brunswick Square. We will be hosting free guided walks which include Coram's rich heritage.

Just over two hundred years ago, the Foundling Hospital - known today as the charity, Coram - was facing a financial crisis, so the charity’s governors reluctantly agreed to allow building on hospital land. Today, Coram continues to create better chances for children.

In Austen’s story, Emma’s sister Isabella lives in one of the new homes with her husband and five children. “Our part of London is so very superior to most others! The neighbourhood of Brunswick Square is so very different,” she says. We’d say it is still is one of the most beautiful parts of London and to mark the anniversary, Coram's Social History Editor, Carol Harris, will be be at the festival, hosting guided walks round our ‘very superior’ square.  

Carol Harris will be hosting three walks over the duration of the Emma200 festival, on Friday 11 September, Saturday 12 September, and Sunday 13 September. Each walk has a different theme, and so there is sure to be something of interest to all. 

Friday 11 September 2015, 11am: Famous Faces in Brunswick Square - Discovering some of the writers, artists, doctors and other celebrated people who have lived in the square during the past 200 years.

Saturday 12 September 2015, 11am: Brunswick Square and the Foundling Hospital - How the Foundling Hospital/Coram governors created this elegant part of London from unwanted farmland.  

Sunday 13 September 2015, 12pm: Famous Faces in Brunswick Square - Discovering some of the writers, artists, doctors and other celebrated people who have lived in the square during the past 200 years.

 

These walks are free to attend, but places are limited. To register for a place, contact Coram's Social History Editor, Carol Harris. Walks will begin at the Thomas Coram Statue outside Coram's headquarters on Brunswick Sqaure.

Find our more about the history of Coram

Find our more about the Emma200 Festival  

 

Date Friday 11th September 2015 - Sunday 13th September 2015
Location Thomas Coram Statue
Contact [email protected]
Address Coram, 41 Brunswick Sqaure
Nearest Tube Russell Square