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Plaque: Rev and Dr Venn


Venn Street, SW4
The Reverend John Venn (1759 - 1813), after whom this street is named, was the Rector of Clapham from 1792. He was also a leader of the progressive Clapham Sect, a group of evangelical Christians who worshipped at Holy Trinity Church and who campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade amongst many other religious, philanthropic and moral causes.

The grandson of Rev John Venn was Dr John Venn (1834 - 1923). He was a logician and philosopher who supported his theories with the aid of diagrams made from overlapping circles. the Venn diagram demonstrates the relationship between different groups. It also neatly represents the collaborative spirit of Lambeth Council, the Venn Street traders, and local residents, who worked together on the Venn Street Improvements of 2011.

Site: Rev and Dr Venn (1 memorial)

SW4, Venn Street

This street hosts an excellent food market on Saturdays.

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Rev and Dr Venn

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Venn diagram

Invented by Dr John Venn.  We think the attached picture does an excellent jo...

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Abolition of slavery

The British abolition of slavery came in two parts: first the Abolition of th...

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Clapham Sect

A group of evangelical Christians, who worshipped at Holy Trinity Church in C...

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Dr John Venn

Logician and philosopher.   Born Hull where his father was vicar of a local p...

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Rev. John Venn

Clergyman and anti-slavery campaigner.  Born Clapham, son of the vicar at the...

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