Ealing Library & Other History Talks

Ealing Library & Other History Talks


  1. Ealing Local History Centre, based at Ealing Central Library: website

Photo of Pitshanger Lane in the late 19th centuryThe Best Street in Ealing

Tuesday 21 February, 6:15 – 7:15pm Ealing Central Library £3 members / £5 non-members Speaker: Dr Jonathan Oates

Recently Pitshanger Lane in Ealing was crowned the best high street in London. This local history talk discusses the history of the Pitshanger area which includes bank robbery, trespass and murder.

Polish national coat of armsFrom Blitz to Brexit: Ealing’s Polish Community,
Tuesday 21 March, 6:15 – 7:15pm
Ealing Central Library
£3 members / £5 non-members
Speaker: Dr Piotr Stolarski
This talk by Dr Piotr Stolarski discusses the origins of Ealing’s Polish community during World War Two, its subsequent development and the impact of Polish migration from 2004 until the Brexit vote in June 2016. The speaker’s book ‘Polish Ealing’ will also be on sale.

2. National Archives -Kew

For their free monthly talks see:



3.  Gresham College         Free Public Lectures

Gresham College has provided free public talks within the City of London for over 400 years.

Founded in 1597, Gresham College is London’s oldest Higher Education Institution. Our Gresham Professors and other visiting speakers offer over 100 free public events every year.


4. Ealing U3A