Middle Temple Historical Society

The Middle Temple Historical Society meets four times a year in the Bench apartments for drinks, a hot supper and a talk on an historical topic, usually with a legal theme. Meetings are open to all members and friends of the Inn, its staff and their guests who are welcome to attend a meeting before becoming a member.

Tuesday 5 February 2019           

Master Pat Edwards

The Fires of the Middle Temple

Master Pat Edwards will describe how fires have threatened the Inn and its Hall over centuries. Please note the change of speaker and title. Tickets cost £30, £15 for students. This is not a Qualifying Session. Please book by email to mths@middletemple.org.uk by the 1st February.

Wednesday 13 March 2019            

Professor Jerry Brotton

The Sale of the Late King’s Good: Charles I and his Art Collection

Professor Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, will tell the story of how nearly 2,000 paintings, tapestries and statues which formed Charles I’s art collection were sold during the Commonwealth. Please note the change of date, speaker, and title. This is not a Qualifying Session. Book by email to mths@middletemple.org.uk by the 8th March

Thursday 11 April 2019   Tasker’s 18:30

Inn Portraits

Lesley Whitelaw, the Inn’s Archivist will conduct a free tour of some of the Inn’s portraits. This is not a supper talk. Places are limited and must be booked by email to mths@middletemple.org.uk by  the 1st April

Meetings start with drinks at 18:30. Tickets cost  £30 or £15 for students of the Inn. Bookings must be made at mths@middletemple.org.uk no later than four days before the event. For catering reasons it unlikely that late bookings can be accepted. Once a booking is made payment should be made by cheque payable to the Society and sent to the Middle Temple Historical Society, c/o the Treasury, Middle Temple, London EC4Y 9AT.  Membership costs £10 a year and enquiries should be made to the Membership Secretary at  mths@middletemple.org.uk.