Maritime Historian to Present at Hawksmoor Lecture Series – Peter van der Merwe

Pieter van der Merwe of the National Maritime Museum will be giving a maritime history presentation as part of the Unviersity of Greenwich Hawksmoor Lecture Series next week and we would like to invite you to attend.

The lecture will take place in our new University of Greenwich building on Stockwell Street in Greenwich town centre (opposite Café Rouge).

Booking is not required, the seminar is free to attend and drinks will be available afterwards. Staff on the reception desk will let you know where the Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre is.

This is just one of a new programme of maritime seminars that the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanties will be hosting over the next few months and we hope to see you there!

Hawksmoor International Lecture Series

Pieter van der Merwe

Thursday 19th March 2015


Tessa Blackstone Lecture Hall 6.30pm

Reception drinks served afterwards


 Pieter van der Merwe read Drama at the Universities of Manchester (1967–71) and Bristol (PhD 1979). Nautical interests led to him joining the staff of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, in 1974 and, as it General Editor since the early 1990s, he has been editor and author / joint author of many NMM publications – including an illustrated history of the Queen’s House, Greenwich, in 2012. In addition, as its Greenwich Curator, he was involved in both the early development of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site (inscribed by UNESCO in 1997) and remains so in aspects of its on-going management. His other published journal and exhibition contributions have included maritime art and archaeology, and theatre (primarily scene-painting and related public exhibitions). He was appointed MBE in the New Year Honours 2012 for services to heritage and the local community in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in October 2012 and has been Representative DL for Greenwich since January 2013.