Nineteenth-century cartographers of England and their insults

24 November, 17:30–19:00
Talk / Lecture
Upper Library, Christ Church

Join us in the Upper Library for Nineteenth-century cartographers of England and their insults, a talk by Christ Church alumnus Graham Allatt:

'The talk will focus on the Ordnance Survey (and its military precursor), the Ordnance Survey’s main private sector competitor, Christopher Greenwood, and on the mapmakers for the Great Reform Act.  We will follow their lives, their mapmaking skills, and their insults addressed to each other and to the world at large. Examples of the maps will be on display.'

The talk begins at 5.30pm and will be followed by refreshments. All are welcome. 

This event is free, but attendees need to register by emailing the Library at

Access to the Upper Library is by stairs only and may cause difficulty for anyone with limited mobility. Please let us know if this would be a problem for you. 

Detail of a map of the British Isles