Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.
|Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)|
One-Off Events Happening Today Only
|6:00 PM||Art Inspired by Medicine and Surgery (Southwark)|
|This lecture attempts to look at some of the array of Art inspired, at least in part, by Medicine and Surgery.
|6:00 PM||Town Hall Talks: ‘The Changing Role of Town Halls in the Community’ (Battersea)|
|This talk will look at the history of Battersea Town Hall and explore the wider significance of civic spaces|
|6:20 PM||Charles Dickens Museum by Candlelight|
|Vistors will be able to surround themselves in what the Victorian writer called ‘a ruddy, homely… glow’
|6:30 PM||Contraception & Consent: a 19thC Sex Education|
|This talk will showcase the surprising world of Victorian Sex Education.
|6:30 PM||In Conversation with Charles Moore - 25 years since Baroness Thatcher left office (Pimlico)|
|An in conversation event with Baroness Thatcher's authorised biographer Charles Moore.|
|6:30 PM||The Politics of Equity: who owns the city? (Holborn)|
|Could this form of investment and speculation in cities and buildings be causing de-urbanisation?
|6:30 PM||50 Years of the London Borough of Greenwich|
|The Greenwich Historical Society presents an illustrated reminiscence by Julian Watson.
(Cost: £3 donation.)
|6:30 PM||Witnessing The Birth Of An Ocean - Rifting In The Afar Depression, Ethiopia, Eritrea & Djibouti (Euston)|
|In this talk Dr. Hammond will provide an insight in what it is like to work in one of the world's most inhospitable deserts,
|6:45 PM||Science Museum Lates (South Kensington)|
|Take in a zombie invasion, the Enigma machine, fine art and the planets at this month’s maths-themed Science Museum Lates.|
|7:00 PM||Great Scout: who was Lady Baden-Powell? (East Molesey)|
|Join this talk as we explore the determination of this intriguing character despite a backdrop of war and personal turmoil.
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
|10:00 AM||Waterloo Lives: The Defence of Hougoumont Farm (Victoria)|
|A temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle of Waterloo was fought and won. (Ending Soon! Sat, 28th Nov) (Cost: £5)|
|All Day||2015 World Press Photo Exhibition (Southwark)|
|A display of award-winning photographs from around the world which capture the most powerful and moving images of the year. (Ending Soon! Sun, 29th Nov)|
|All Day||The Barbican Exhibition: Building a Landmark (Barbican)|
|Explore almost three decades of the estate’s construction from the mid-1950s to 1982. (Ending Soon! Sun, 29th Nov)|
|11:00 AM||James Bond photography exhibition (Poplar)|
|A collection of never before seen film stills that will give fans a behind the scenes peek at life on set of the world-renowned film series. (Ending Soon! Mon, 30th Nov)|
|All Day||Sara Hannant’s Out of the Fire exhibition at Oxford House (Bethnal Green)|
|A photographic installation re-enchants the power of fairy tales, as female characters from vintage Ladybird books are transformed through fire. (Ending Soon! Mon, 30th Nov)|
|7:00 PM||This is Nursing (Harley Street)|
|Take a look back at the last 200 years in nursing, from concerned amateur to compassionate expert. (Ending Soon! Mon, 30th Nov)|
|All Day||The Sinews of War: Arms and Armour from the Age of Agincourt (Marylebone High St)|
|This special display brings together original weapons and armour dating from the time of the battle, (Ending Soon! Tue, 1st Dec)|
|All Day||Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre on display|
|Very rarely seen, Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre has gone on public display for the first time. (Ending Soon! Thu, 3rd Dec)|
|All Day||Stables and Lucraft: Ulmus Londinium (Strand)|
|This installation celebrates the Elm tree’s relationship with London’s historic built environment, crafts and biodiversity. (Ending Soon! Sat, 5th Dec)|
|8:00 PM||Drawing in silver and gold Leonardo to Jasper Johns (Russell Square)|
|Explore the development of the artistic technique of metalpoint from the Renaissance to the present, (Ending Soon! Sun, 6th Dec) (Cost: £8)|
Regular Events on Today
(typically repeat each week)
|12:00 PM||Data Bites, Lunch Time Talks - Home Office|
|Interested in Big Data and how it can drive technological innovation?
Heard a lot about Big Data but not sure what it is, what is actually being done with it and why it matters?
If so, come
|6:00 PM||The Wild And Wonderful Women Of Soho (Picadilly)|
|Join Michael as he looks at how women helped make Soho what it is today
|6:00 PM||The Wild and Wonderful Women of Soho|
|300 years of Soho history and the women who helped shape London's most bohemian quarter.