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)|
|2:00 PM||Clerkenwell: Not Just a Watering Hole (Clerkenwell)|
|A gin and beer themed walk around Clerkenwell with a Clerkenwell and Islington Guide.
|4:00 PM||Launch of the 50 Years a Borough exhibition (Becontree Heath)|
|See some of the famous etched glass from Pesci’s fish and chip shop, as well as other wonderful objects from the ‘Borough’s Attic!’
|6:00 PM||Death and Memory in Sir John Soane’s Museum (Holborn)|
|In this talk Acting Director Helen Dorey will explore the Soane as a shrine in which death and memory are woven together.
|2:00 PM||Ulmus Londinium talks, with Thomas Pakenham and Dr Anne Anderson (Strand)|
|Thomas Pakenham and artist and researcher Dr Anne Anderson will talk about London's elm tree heritage, and the wider importance of trees.|
|11:00 AM||Steam train to pass through West London|
|A note that a steam train will pass through West London and can be watched from the sidelines.|
|11:00 AM||Storm Clouds Over the Countryside: What Future for Rural England? (Holborn)|
|Talk and discussion led by John Iles and Neil Sinden.
|11:30 AM||The Friends of Dulwich College Christmas Fair (Dulwich)|
|With a huge variety of gift ideas from over 150 stalls, the annual Christmas Fair at the College has become a regular one-stop Christmas shopping day.
|2:00 PM||Tours of Hornsey Town Hall (Hornsey)|
|Guided tours of the 1930s modernist town hall, currently being converted into an arts centre.
|6:00 PM||Change by Design report launch: Euston's contested sites|
|Launch of a report into the impact of HS2 on the Euston area.
|6:30 PM||The Future of the Professions: how technology will transform the work of human experts (Holborn)|
|In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, we will neither need nor want doctors, accountants, consultants, and many other professions, to work as they did in the 20th century.
|6:30 PM||Secrets of staying sharp in older age (Camden)|
|Ian Deary will describe an amazing longitudinal research project, the Disconnected Mind, which is helping to find the answers.
|7:00 PM||London is Drinking (Holborn)|
|Celebration and discussion of London and it’s drinking history and culture; from the taverns to the gin craze, to craft brewing and beyond.
|7:30 PM||Nina Conti: In Your Face (Soho)|
|With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery.
(Cost: From £23.50)