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
|12:30 PM||Stained glass in the City (Barbican)|
|Discover the Stained Glass of the City of London in this illustrated talk by Alexandra Epps.
(Cost: Free, but booking is advised)
|1:00 PM||From Wonder to Understanding: Beginning a Journey (Holborn)|
|This lecture will consider the place of evidence in science and religion, looking particularly at some of the debates about the rationality of faith associated with “New Atheist” writings.
|6:00 PM||A Study in Scarlet: From Crime Scene to Courthouse (Tooting)|
|An evening of talks and lectures by the Pathology & Forensic Medicine Society.
|6:00 PM||Surviving in Victorian Times, and How Chemistry Protects Us Now (Euston)|
|A talk about the use of unregulated chemicals in Victorian times, and their hazards.|
|6:30 PM||Overpowered!: the Science and Showbiz of Hypnosis (Camden)|
|Overpowered! by Christopher Green is the first popular, illustrated history of hypnosis.
|6:30 PM||1984 London (Regent Street)|
|This trail explores George Orwell's dystopian nightmare: the world of Big Brother, the Thought Police and Room 101.
|6:30 PM||A Magnificent Man And His Enigma Machine (Upper Holloway)|
|Come and be transfixed by tales from the remarkable science of cryptography, and how it has changed the course of history.
|6:30 PM||From Burke to 'Burking' - The Legacy of Burke & Hare|
|A talk about the body snatchers, how it left its chilling mark on British history, and still infiltrates popular culture today.
|7:00 PM||First Prime Minister of the London Empire: William Beckford, Jamaican Planter & Lord Mayor of London (1709 – 1770) (Holborn)|
|This talk examines the life of William Beckford, twice Lord Mayor of London, and one of the largest slave-owners in the British Empire.
|7:30 PM||Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2015 (Holborn)|
|Playing host to the UK’s most fabulous women in STEM, ALD Live is an entertaining evening of geekery, comedy and music suitable for women and men,
|7:30 PM||Portcullis Trust : Matthew Taylor - Evening Talk at Queen Charlotte Hall (Richmond)|
|RSA Chief Executive, Matthew Taylor offers a vision for the future - a world where every individual has the freedom and opportunity to develop their unique capabilities to the full.
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
|12:00 PM||Madame Roxy's Erotic Emporium (Soho North)|
|A Soho sex shop created entirely from felt. (Ending Soon! Sat, 17th Oct)|
|All Day||Picturing England Exhibition (Southwark)|
|An outdoor touring exhibition to showcase Historic England's photographic Archive. (Ending Soon! Sun, 25th Oct)|
|All Day||War Music: Notes from the First World War (Camden)|
|An exhibition of the music culture that dominated during WW1 (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)|
|8:00 PM||Alice in Cartoonland (Bloomsbury)|
|Alice in Cartoonland celebrates Alice’s many misadventures at the hands of cartoonists, caricaturists and satirists, animators and graphic artists. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov) (Cost: £7)|
|All Day||Plantastic (Forest Hill)|
|Explore the wonderful world of plants on a massive scale. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov) (Cost: £6.50)|
|All Day||'Poor man's picture gallery': Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography (Pimlico)|
|This display brings twelve of Tate’s Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite works face to face with a rare collection of their three-dimensional doubles. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)|
|All Day||Roman Skulls go on display in the Museum of London (Barbican)|
|This display explores the evidence we have for gladiators, criminals and soldiers in Roman London. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)|
|10:00 AM||Soldiers and Suffragettes (Poplar)|
|An exhibition about the UK’s first female press photographer, and her work in the 1910s. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)|
|All Day||The Alice Look (Bethnal Green)|
|The display shows how Alice in Wonderland has been adopted and adapted across the world in all walks of life, (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)|
|All Day||Grit & Glamour (Fitzrovia)|
|Photographs on display include never-before-seen images of Elizabeth Taylor that span the decades of her legendary career (Ends on Sat, 7th Nov)|
Regular Events on Today
(typically repeat each week)
|11:00 AM||Print And The Press - Exploring Fleet Street|
|London has long been the birth place or adopted home of authors, poets, writers of all kinds
|1:15 PM||Somerset House: The Old Palaces Tour (Strand)|
|A guided tour, exploring the history of the site before this current building existed.|
|7:00 PM||Dickens After Dark: In The Steps Of The Night Walker|
|As night falls, the cool, dark City of London takes on a completely different yet fascinating character