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John Clarke

Historian of Brookwood Cemetery

Lectures

This page provides details of some of my lectures delivered to various groups. If you would like to invite me to give a lecture, please feel free to contact me.

A further page lists my lectures prior to 2015.



Lectures


Exploring the Route of the Cemetery Railway: (1) Brookwood Station, for the Brookwood Cemetery Society, March 2021.


Exploring the Route of the Cemetery Railway: (2) The North Cemetery, for the Brookwood Cemetery Society, March 2021.


Exploring the Route of the Cemetery Railway: (3) The South Cemetery, for the Brookwood Cemetery Society, March 2021.


“The History & Development of Brookwood Cemetery” 23rd January 2021, a one-day webinar organised by the Woking Asian Business Forum on cemetery research, forming part of the Lottery-funded project The living and the dead: Exploring minority burial grounds in Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.


“The History of Brookwood Cemetery” 15th August 2019, 8pm, for the West Middlesex Family History Society.


“The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, 9th July 2019, 7pm at the F W Paine Museum, Kingston.


“The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, 13th May 2019, 7.30pm, for the Hampton WI.


“London’s Necropolis Railway”, 26th February 2019, 6.30pm, at 88 Tavistock Place for the Dickens Fellowship.


“The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, 19th June 2018, 7pm at the F W Paine Museum, Kingston.


“Brookwood Cemetery and the Necropolis Railway”, Saturday 2nd June 2018 for the Dracula Society


“The History of Brookwood Cemetery”, 28th March 2018, 8pm for the Send Evening WI


“The History of Brookwood Cemetery”, Wednesday 25th October 2017, 7pm for the Maldens & Coombe Heritage Society


“The Oblivion Express: The Story of the Necropolis Railway”, Saturday 7 October 2017, 5pm in the Dissenters’ Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery (Lecture for the London Month of the Dead programme).





















“The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, Tuesday 3 October 2017, 7pm at F W Paine, Kingston.


“From Here to Eternity: the Story of the London Necropolis Railway”, Thursday 14 September 2017, 7pm at J H Kenyon Funeral Directors, Bayswater. (The J H Kenyon Annual Lecture for 2017).


“The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, Tuesday 18 July 2017, 7pm at F W Paine, Kingston.


“The Brookwood Cemetery Railway” for the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery (Kensal Green Cemetery, Thursday 10 November 2016 at 7.30pm)


 “Magnificent 7 Seminars: Diversity in Cemeteries”, West Norwood Cemetery. Saturday 5 November 2016


“From Here to Eternity: The Brookwood Cemetery Railway” for the Frederick W. Paine Museum (Kingston, 29 September 2016)


“The History of Brookwood Cemetery” for the West Byfleet WI (West Byfleet, 8 September 2016)


“From Here to Eternity: The Brookwood Cemetery Railway” for the Frederick W. Paine Museum (Kingston, 12 July 2016)


“From Here to Eternity: The Brookwood Cemetery Railway” and “The History & Development of Brookwood Cemetery” for the Yorkshire Educational & Social Weekend (Scarborough, 11-13 March 2016)