Learn Together/Grow Together

Learn Together/Grow Together are short midweek educational courses or stand-alone sessions run by educators from our community or guest speakers. Read on for more information about our sessions in August 2020 and beyond:


August 2020

'Newgate Prison and Old Bailey’

1,000 years of criminal history all woven into London’s folklore; villains and debtors, their crimes, punishments and executions.

Tuesday 20th August, 7.30-8.30pm

led by Eleanor Bloom

The dreaded Newgate Gaol, once the most notorious prison in the land.  The Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, where all infamous trials have taken place and justice is seen to be done.

Discover the hanging breakfast and well known sayings such as ‘On the wagon’, ‘One for the road’,  ‘Hangers on’, ‘Pressed for an answer’ and ‘A weight off your chest’.

Eleanor Bloom, a retired police officer, is a professional City of London and City of Westminster tour guide, conducting guided walks around London.

She also takes guided tours as a volunteer at Valentines Mansion, Ilford and the Housemill at Three Mills, Bromley by Bow.

To register for this session, please email Sam at administrator@elels.org.uk.

Later in 2020

Rerun of 'London Jewry from the Norman Conquest to the 19th Century'

November 3rd-24th 2020

led by Caryle Webb-Ingall


Due to the popularity of this course which was run in June 2020 and was oversubscribed, we are running this course again over 4 weeks in the Autumn. If interested in joining the list to register your interest, please email Sam at administrator@elels.org.uk.

This course covers:

• The first settlement of Jews in the City of London
• How the Jews were treated under different monarchs
• Why the community was expelled and how they returned
• Sephardi & Ashkenazi Jews in the 17th and 18th centuries
• The Jewish population in the 19th century especially in the East End
• Jewish organisations and institutions
• Where you can see evidence of the community
• Famous personalities

There will be time for questions and comments.

Each week there will be a powerpoint and supporting documents. Caryle can also supply a reading list. Towards the end of each session there will be opportunities for comment and questions. If there are topics you’d especially like to explore we can discuss this.

About Caryle Webb-Ingall.....

After a long career in Adult and Community Education in London (Hackney, Waltham Forest and the City) and Essex I retired over 10 years ago. I am a fully qualified adult education tutor, with a Diploma in London history, and my MA was about ‘Lubavitch Women and Adult Education’. I am passionate about London and its history and enjoy both sharing my knowledge and learning from my students.'

In order to sign up for these courses and be sent the Zoom links for the course, please contact Sam at administrator@elels.org.uk