talks and workshops

forthcoming events

6 November 2021

Talk: House Histories: the Victorian home in the former Essex parishes of Walthamstow, Leyton and Chingford for Essex Society for Family History Online event.

9 November 2021

Talk: tbc for Clerkenwell and Islington Guides

15 November 2021

Talk: Trio Grande: Scarborough’s Royal, Pavilion and Grand Hotels for Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society

7 December 2021

Talk: Art Deco in Tooting for Tooting History Group

27 January 2022

Talk: House Histories: the Victorian home in Walthamstow for Walthamstow Historical Society . Online event.


past events

10 August 2021

Talk: Llandudno Seaside Hotel History: St George’s and The Grand Hotel for Llandudno Museum. Online event.

3 June 2021

Talk: Online images for House History, part of the The House History Show Summer Lecture Series presented by the House History Hour team of expert house historians in association with Family Tree Magazine. Online event, Recording available to view.

15 May 2021

Talk: ‘From Luxury Lodgings to Gorgeous Grandiose: the Story of Brighton’s Seafront Hotels’ for the Society of Geneologists. Online event.

15 May 2021

Talk: Terraced House Tales, part of The House History Show presented by the House History Hour team of expert house historians in association with Family Tree Magazine. Online event.

25 April 2021

23 March 2021

Talk: Art Deco Hotels for the Art Deco Society. Online event. Recording available to view.

Talk: House Histories: the Victorian home in Waltham Forest for St Peter’s in the Forest. Free. Online event.

18 March 2021

Talk: House Histories: the Victorian home in Chingford for Chingford Historical Society Online event.

4 March 2021

Triskele Heritage Lockdown Lecture: Tracing Your House History Part 2: meet the House Historians- in conversation with Melanie Backe-Hansen, Karen Averby and Gill Blanchard.Online event

27 February 2021

Workshop: Introduction to historical research for The Royal Parks and Friends of Brompton Cemetery. Online event for Royal Parks staff and Friends of Brompton Cemetery only

8th December 2020

Talk: House Histories: the Victorian home in Waltham Forest for Waltham Forest Family History Society Online event.

17 January and 7 May 2017

Workshops: How to research the history of your home for Ex-Warner Estate project at Waltham Forest Archives.

29 June 2017

Talk: Oldbury-upon-Severn: A Village History for Digventures Forgotten Landscape project

23 September 2016

Talk: Research, architectural history and the Warner Estate, for Ex-Warner Estate project

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media

Karen appeared in Series 9 of BBC Two’s Great British Railway Journeys: Swanwick to Brownsea Island talking to Michael Portillo about Bournmouth’s beach huts

Karen has undertaken historical research for several property/ renovation shows and for BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow spinoff Antique Roadshow Detectives