In the Footsteps of Janusz Korczak

In the Footsteps of Janusz Korczak

Friday 21 October 2016, 4.30–7.30pm V22 Louise House

V22 is proud to be hosting a talk by Wojciech Lasota, Chairman of the Korczak Foundation in Poland, on Janusz Korczak's visit to Louise House and Forest Hill. Physician, pedagogue, writer, journalist and social activist, Korczak is said to have been inspired by his visit to Louise House to dedicate his life solely to work with children. Please see the Foundation's website here for more information on this inspiring man.

IT'S ALL NECESSARY - a talk by Wojciech Lasota
London was the last place Janusz Korczak visited before WWI. Earlier he was also in Switzerland, Berlin and Paris. We know that knowledge and experiences he gained there were very important for him. But what does it exactly mean? What part of these trips were the most important, which solutions and ideas remain in Korczak's approach? I will try to find some answers to these questions, taking Janusz Korczak's visit to Forest Hill as a point of reference of my talk.
Local historian Steve Grindlay will be leading a guided walk: 
During his visit to London in 1911 Janusz Korczak took the tram from Victoria to Forest Hill to visit Louise House. He got off the tram at Horniman Gardens and continued on foot to Louise House. He wrote a vivid account of this walk and we will be following in his footsteps and, talking about some of the features he described.

Meet at the bandstand at the Horniman Museum & Gardens at 4:30pm.

Attendance may be limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

The talk will follow from around 5pm at Louise House. 

Venue info

V22 Louise House

Dartmouth Road
Forest Hill
SE23 3HZ

(Between Forest Hill Pools and Forest Hill Library)

Overground: Forest Hill
Bus: 122, 176, 197