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Feb

26

Monday

CityLIS Research Seminar: Sheep Over London Bridge

5.00pm

Seminars

Public

Series: CityLIS 'AfterHours' Research Seminar Series

Abstract

This illustrated talk will cover the genesis of the City of London, the Freedom, it’s ancient institutions and unique governance – and how this underpins the financial power and leverage of the City of London Corporation today. The latter being something that City, University of London has directly benefited from over previous decades. Laura will talk a little about her role and also about how students could become involved in the City and the benefits of doing so (Ward clubs, Livery companies, Networking, funding etc).

About the speaker

CityLIS alumna Laura Miller is Deputy Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court at Guildhall.

The Chamberlain’s Court is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom. The major component of this role is ceremonial and involves admitting people to the Freedom of the City of London in a ceremony dating back to the thirteenth century. Laura’s earliest predecessor took up his post in 1294 and she is the second woman to hold the position.

The post also entails working closely with the Livery Companies, archival and research work and fielding enquiries from the public, and administrative and committee work within the Corporation of the City of London. As a representative of the City, Laura also attends many ceremonial and social events and gives lectures, presentations and after dinner speeches to a range of organisations.

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When & where

5.00pm - 6.30pmMonday 26th February 2018

ELG11 Drysdale Building City, University of London Spencer Street London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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