Welcome to my weekly email of lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany which Ian hopes would be of interest.


F

= Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)

B

= Pre-Booking required.


Saturday, 9th April

11:00 AM
F

East Chocolate Festival (Southwark)

Along with dozens of stalls showcasing chocolate and chocolate products, there are demonstrations, tutored tastings and book signings.

1:00 PM
F

The 3rd Annual Tweed Run

A celebration of old fashioned values as up to 400 ladies and chaps cycle through central London in high fashion and on a range of antique velocipedes


Sunday, 10th April

10:00 AM
F

Vintage cars on display (The Hyde)

A display of vintage motor cars amongst the vintage aircraft at the RAF Museum

11:00 AM
F

East Chocolate Festival (Southwark)

Along with dozens of stalls showcasing chocolate and chocolate products, there are demonstrations, tutored tastings and book signings.

12:00 PM
F

Wimbledon Police Station Open Day (Wimbledon)

Open day at the police station with vintage cars, mounted police and tours of the prisons.


Monday, 11th April

1:00 PM
F B

The Information (Charing Cross)

Join acclaimed science writer James Gleick as he tells the story of the information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness

6:00 PM
F

The Victorians: Empire and Race (Barbican)

A talk about how science and religion came together to help shape the attitudes of the British and Europeans.

7:00 PM
B

London's Cemeteries in the 20th & 21st Centuries (Southwark)

A talk about the capital's burial grounds during the past 100 years, and their future as space becomes more scarce.


Tuesday, 12th April

6:00 PM
F B

Yuri Gagarin Lecture: A celebration of manned space flight past, present and future (Temple/Aldwych)

A talk to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first man in space.

6:30 PM
F B

Martin Sixsmith on Russia: A 1,000-year Chronicle of the Wild East (Trafalgar Square)

Martin was the BBC Moscow correspondent for almost twenty years and his new book explores Russia's story from its foundation to its modern incarnation


Wednesday, 13th April

12:30 PM
F

From Lamplighters to Puttymakers: the Story of the London Tradecard (Fleet Street)

A talk about the LMA archives of the 19th century Lamplighters and Puttymakers in London.

1:30 PM

Tour of Croydon Palace (East Croydon)

6:30 PM
F B

Delivering the Olympic Project, the Challenge (Temple/Aldwych)

This presentation will document the delivery of the largest construction programme in Europe.


Thursday, 14th April

7:00 AM
B

Early Morning tours of Smithfield Market (Barbican)

11:00 AM
F B

Themes in Technology and Culture: infrastructure and literature in late 19th-early 20th Century Europe

A talk on the role of infrastructure in literature and focuses specifically on the role of communication and transport technologies

1:30 PM

Tour of Croydon Palace (East Croydon)

6:00 PM
F

Seeing REDD: Science, Policy and Politics in Biodiversity and Climate Change (Picadilly)

This lecture will explore the links between biodiversity and climate change.

6:00 PM
F

The Coalition and the Constitution

Professor Bogdanor analyses the significance of coalition government for Britain and of the constitutional reforms which the coalition is proposing.

6:00 PM
F B

The Challenge of Climate Change (Knightbridge)

Is there a scientific basis for concern over human induced climate change?

8:00 PM

May Day in London: Jack-in-the-Green and beyond (Southwark)

The night will be a celebration of all things May Day which will lead into a discussion on the proposed removal of the May Day bank holiday.


Friday, 15th April

1:00 PM
F B

Sir John Sloane and the learned societies of Somerset House

This talk will look at the influences upon Sir John Soane as he transformed his own house at 13 Lincolns Inn Fields into a museum.

1:30 PM

Tour of Croydon Palace (East Croydon)

8:00 PM
B

H.P. Lovecroft: Reanimated (Bloomsbury)

The UK's first live show devoted to the eldritch works of New England's dreamer of unspeakable terrors.


Saturday, 16th April

tba
F

Tours of an archaeological site (Camden)

Tours of a building site being investigated by the Museum of London prior to British Library building works.

10:00 AM
F

London Maze (Bishopsgate)

The much anticipated return of the capital's free local history fair devoted to London and its past.

10:00 AM
B

Pub history workshop

How to discover the history of your local public house

11:00 AM

Magic of Meccano Show (Brentford)

Displays of meccano models amongst the victorian steam engines

11:00 AM
B

London 2012 and the History of the Lower Lea Valley

This walk will seek out remaining evidence of the history of the 2012 Olympic site.

2:00 PM
F B

A Journey through Dalston

This walk will highlight the history of Dalston (since Roman times) and how it is changing rapidly before our eyes.

4:00 PM
F B

The Bermondsey Suite Walk (Southwark)

8:00 PM
F B

Behind the Scenes tours of the restoration of Kensington Palace (Kensington)

Guided tour of Kensington Palace looking at the building site where restoration work is being carried out.


 

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