Skip to content Accessibility statement
Home>Alumni>Events>London Tour: Riots
  • Date and time: Thursday 28 January 2021, 7pm
  • Location:
  • Booking: Booking required

Book tickets

Event details

Join us from the comfort of your own home for what is sure to be a fascinating look at part of London's rich social history. This virtual tour will explore 14 key episodes of civil disorder in central London from 1381 to 2009 and compare them with the riots that broke out all over the capital in 2011. Are there common themes, lessons to be learned, which was the worst episode, which riot lasted longest, which was the most successful protest?

This online talk, hosted by Peter Burley, (BA History, 1970), Chair of the York in London alumni group, promises to be varied and we will see the sites where dramatic events unfolded and hear the stories of what happened there.  

Peter’s tours are regularly fully booked, so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

 York Opportunity Scholarships

This event is free to attend but any donations to support the York Opportunity Scholarships will be hugely welcome. The Scholarships provide support to talented students who have the academic potential to study at York and who have faced significant barriers to their educational goals. If you would like to make a donation or find out more, please click here.

 How to join the online event

This event will run as a Zoom Webinar. When you click the join link, you may be asked to install Zoom or sign in if you already have a Zoom account.