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St Mary's University College

St Mary's University College

Workshop/Course, Thu 6 Feb 2020


St Mary's


Waldegrave Road,


St Mary's University and the Centre for the Study of Joseph Conrad is delighted to host an evening seminar talk in collaboration with The Guild of Food Writers on Thursday 6th February 2020 in the beautiful Senior Common Room at St Mary's University, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham.

The evening entitled, 'A Taste of Literature' will be presented by two guild members, Kate Young and Dr Kim Salmons. Kate will be discussing food in children's literature; exploring the works of writers including Frances Hodgson Burnett, Elizabeth Goudge, C. S. Lewis, and J. K. Rowling. Often rich in culinary detail, children's literature provided so many of us with early gastronomic obsessions. Food plays so many varied roles in literature - from suggesting and offering comfort, to revealing details about character, to providing an insight and gateway into an unfamiliar world.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 6 Feb 2020 18:00 to 20:00


The ticket price of £15 includes wine and hors d'oeuvres.



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Map reference: TQ 158722  Lat: 51.43744 Long: -0.33531

By Train
From Central London
Travel direct to Strawberry Hill station from Waterloo station using the Kingston loopline operated by South West Trains. The journey takes about 35 minutes and there are usually four trains an hour. These are listed with the final destination of either Strawberry Hill or Teddington on the Waterloo departures board. You can use an Oyster card for this journey.

From other destinations
For train travel from other destinations you can use the National Rail Enquiries ( or Transport for London ( websites to plan your journey.

Walking from Strawberry Hill station to St Mary's
St Mary's is a five minute walk from Strawberry Hill station. Turn left when you leave the station, then walk past Premier Wine and the Post Office on your left and take the second road on your right, which is Waldegrave Gardens. At the end of Waldegrave Gardens, turn right onto Waldegrave Road and St Mary's main reception is on your left.

Taking a taxi From Strawberry Hill station
There is a 24 hour taxi company, Strawberry Hill Mini Cab (020 8898 2009), located on the platform at Strawberry Hill station.

By Underground
Travel by the District Line to Richmond underground station, and then take a taxi from the rank outside, take the train to Strawberry Hill or take one of two buses (see below) which stop near St Mary's.

By Bus
From Richmond Upon Thames
You can catch the R68 towards Hampton Court from a bus stop just outside Richmond station. Get off at the Twickenham, King Street stop and then take the 33 towards Fulwell. Get off at the 'St Mary's University College' stop, which is just outside of St Mary’s main reception. You can also take the 33 from Richmond, although the bus stop is a 5 minute walk from Richmond station on Sheen Road.

From Twickenham or Teddington
The 33 heading towards Fulwell stops on Richmond Road, York Street and King Street in Twickenham. The 33 heading towards Hammersmith stops on Stanley Road and Broad Street (Teddington High Street) in Teddington.

For route and bus stop maps please see the Transport for London website at

By Car
St Mary's is located on Waldegrave Road (A309).

Please note that parking restrictions apply on the campus from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and parking is limited at other times. Please call the main reception on 020 8240 4000 if you require further clarification.

If you are using a sat nav, the postcode for the Strawberry Hill campus is TW1 4SX and for the Teddington Lock sports facilities it is TW11 9BE.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Stawberry Hill station