Talk at 7.30 pm given by John Leighfield at New Greenham Arts (See Links page for directions).



Putting Newbury on the Map: from Gough to Google


John Leighfield is an Oxford graduate and his career has been in IT since 1962, with major interests in education (he was Pro Chancellor of the University of Warwick from 2002 to 2011), and in the collection of old maps (especially of Oxfordshire and Cornwall) on which he has lectured regularly. His talk will give a brief introduction to maps in general, but will concentrate on maps of Britain from 1360 and, in particular, printed maps from 1574 onwards.  He will consider various developments in mapping including road maps, the Ordnance Survey, and the impact of today's technology.  The illustrations will concentrate on Newbury and District.  








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