Events coming soon...

Talks by Nick Higham on the history of London's water.

 (Not just the New River, but the New River is a major theme.)

There's a nice summary of Nick Higham's talk on the HLSI website at

Thursday 12 Jan 2023 at 5 pm at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Crouch End, N8 9JA. Free. Open to all.

(The above talk had been previously organised for 8 Dec, but had to be postponed)

Monday 20 February 2023 at 8pm, with the Enfield Society, either online or in the Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2 0AJ. (The Enfield Society say "This talk will also be available on zoom and we will be sending members the link in the February news e-mail. The info page for the talk is at If you would like to check attending or joining online, contact the ES at

Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 8pm, with The Friern Barnet History Society at North Middlesex Golf Club, the Manor House, Friern Barnet Lane, N20 0NL. (Non-members £2. More details and how to get to the Manor House at and

Tuesday 4 April 2023 at 8pm, with the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, either online or at 11 South Grove, Highgate, London, N6 6BS (in the Victoria Hall). (Non-members £5. Book in advance, at latest by 1pm on the day, with the HLSI at or if you have difficulty booking online, tel 020 8340 3343)

Nick Higham is a former BBC correspondent, and the author of a new book, The Mercenary River.

More on the book here –
Publisher's prices £22 hardback, £12.99 paperback from Feb 2023, e-book £3.99, audio-book £21.99, cheaper elsewhere online, but do you really want to make Jeff Besos (Amazon) even richer? Instead, why not support your local bookshop!)