The LURS holds monthly meetings at which a speaker will talk about a relevant topic.Talks are usually illustrated by slides or a PowerPoint presentation and are usually followed by a question and answer session.
Doors open at 18:40 for a prompt 19:15 start
THE UPPER ROOM
141 Cleveland Street
London W1T 6QG
Before and after the talk a sales stand is usually available - this opens at 18.45.
Please note that meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month - please see below for exact dates. A write-up or report is published in Underground News both as a record of what took place and for the benefit of members who did not attend.
Expected forthcoming meetings are listed below and also in the printed copies of Underground News.
Regretfully the LURS cannot be held responsible in the event of an advertised meeting being cancelled or
changed due to unforeseen circumstances.
TUESDAY 10th APRIL
“Underground Maps Uncharted - A parallel universe of unofficial designs” with Dr Maxwell Roberts.
Step into a bookshop in Germany, Italy, Spain, or Japan, and look at the London tourist guides. The chances are, the Underground map won’t be the official one that you are familiar with. Ever since Beck’s first design in 1933, others have modified or reworked this for themselves. Today mass tourism fuels demand, and computers give the tools to meet it. Designs can be entertaining, reveal different traditions in different countries, and real gems occasionally surface. Relentlessly pursued as copyright violations by TfL, and with little or no archiving, their history is a challenge to research.