We love hearing about your new and innovative ways to fundraise for the charity. How about attending an online history lecture! The Curious Histories group are asking for donations to The Pituitary Foundation for their upcoming talk about Georgian London.

The founder of Curious Histories, Stu Mitchell, says:

I started Curious Histories not only to bring the more unconventional side of the subject to wider attention but also to do some fundraising for charities that are a little smaller and more personal than the big ones that everyone knows. For example, we’ve raised money for foodbanks, lunch clubs for the socially isolated, and community gardens. Very pleased to be doing this one for the Pituitary Foundation as it’s a charity our speaker, Ali, recommended to me. His daughter has a rare pituitary condition, and he has always been impressed by the Foundation’s work in helping and advocating for others in the same position. Ali’s talk showcases some of his extensive personal research into a little-known aspect of East End London’s great melting pot of cultures in the Georgian period.

Ali Erginsoy, an independent scholar with a masters in local history, will present a previously untold tale of East London’s Sephardic population in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Using much original archive material, Ali Erginsoy brings to light the inner workings of a disapora community as it struggled to maintain its cohesion and administer a novel system of poverty relief entirely separate to the statutory poor law.

This online talk is a great opportunity to learn about this historical fact which has not previously been much heard of. The organisers of the event have offered to support the Pituitary Foundation directly so to attend the lecture you will be asked for a small donation.

To sign up to attend the talk, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-autonomous-community-in-georgian-london-the-sephardim-their-welfare-tickets-821596797137?aff=oddtdtcreator