To stimulate an appreciation of Jamaica’s heritage, we hold several talks a year on topics of interest to our members and guests. We also hold regular social events, and occasional tours to visit Jamaica’s historic buildings.
20 June 2018
, Cowcross Street, London
Robert Barker, M.Phil (RCA), will talk about a fortified sugar mill - probably a unique building in Jamaica and the Caribbean - that was built in about 1760, and the history behind its construction. He will also reveal fascinating 3D drawings created from original plans.
12 May 2018
, Kew, London
Join the FGSJ on this wonderful opportunity to get an exclusive and personal look at important Jamaican manuscripts at The National Archives.
13 March 2018
North Wales’s part in the story of the 18th century Caribbean is typically ignored or considered peripheral at best. In this talk, however, we will discover that not only was rural Wales integral to the Atlantic world through its natural resources of iron, copper and wool, but that its entrepreneurs were major players in driving colonial expansion. Richard Pennant, 1st Lord Penrhyn, was one such figure and the talk will focus on him and his Jamaican estates.
23 November 2017
Lady Nugent's Breakfast will once again be Lady Nugent's Supper.
It is a sit-down affair, so pre-booking is essential.
13 June 2017
Louis Nelson is Professor of Architectural History and the Associate Dean in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. He is a specialist in the built environments of the early modern Atlantic world, with published work on the American South, the Caribbean, and Jamaica in particular. His talk will be based on his recently published book 'Architecture and Empire in Jamaica'. Pre-booking by 5th June is essential. Click on 'more' for booking form.
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