News & Events


13 May 2017

The Docklands History Group annual Thames River Crossings Conference at the Museum of London. See website for details and tickets:

26 April 2017

Books by the Beach Festival 2017, Scarborough. Jerry will be speaking from the town's old Victorian jail. See website for details and tickets:

20 April 2017

Jerry will be speaking about 'The Marshalsea Debtors' Prison' at Southwark Cathedral. This is a free event, you just need to register your interest to attend. For full details visit:

25 February 2017

BBC History Magazine, Victorian History Day, Bristol: 'The Debtors' Prison in Victorian London: Fact and Fiction’. Venue: M Shed Museum, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN. See website for further details:

22 February 2017

Jerry is speaking about Mansions of Misery to the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society. 7.15pm, at Time & Talents, The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Street, London, SE16 4JD. See website for further details:

15 February 2017

Talk: ‘Marshalsea Prison in the Eighteenth Century'. Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, 12.30pm-1.30pm

7 February 2017

Jerry will be giving the speech and toast to 'The Immortal Memory' at the Annual Dickens Birthday Dinner, celebrating Charles Dickens' 205th birthday. Venue: the British Medical Association in Tavistock Place, Bloomsbury. Tickets available via the Dickens Fellowship

4 February 2017

The Dickens Fellowship, Portsmouth Branch: ‘Dickens and Debt’. 7.30pm. Venue: John Pounds Memorial Church, High Street, Old Portsmouth. Entrance free.

20 November 2016

Johnson Society of Lichfield, lecture, ‘Debtors in Johnson’s London’. 2.30pm, The Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane, Lichfield WS13 8AY

10 November 2016

Jerry gave a talk on 'Dickens and the Marshalsea', in the evening for the London Dickens Fellowship. 6.30pm at LUMEN URC, 88 TAVISTOCK PLACE, WC1H 9RS.

8 November 2016

Institute of Historical Research, London Journal Inaugural Lecture: ‘London and War. Crisis and Reckoning, 1700-1951’. 6.00pm-7.30pm, Wolfson Room, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU

26 October 2016

Jerry spoke about his latest book, Mansions of Misery at the Off the Shelf Festival of Words in Sheffield at 7.30pm

8 June 2016

Jerry gave a talk 'London in the First World War' at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

13 February 2016

Jerry gave a talk 'The Debtor's World in Johnson's London' for the Johnson Society at Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road.

27 January 2016

Jerry gave a talk 'The Marshalsea in the 18th Century' at the Victoria and Albert Museum.