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Cloning an Ice-Age Mammoth

On Thursday evening I wandered along to the Grant Museum for the last of their current series of lectures themed around Dinosaurs. The topic was very “Jurassic Park”, being on cloning dead animals – although to keep it scientifically realistic


Clear sky at night – Observers delight

According to the weather reports, this Saturday night (6th Dec) is expected to be very clear – and cold. The Hampstead Observatory in North London is open to the public from 8pm and this could be a good night to


Two talks on two nights

Been a busy few days – went to talks this evening and yesterday evening. Considering that I normally work in the evenings, these nights out result in coming home and having to put in an extra hour or two before


Tour of The Mansion House

Today was a first – as it marked the first time that the Mansion House in the City of London has been open for tours by the general public. It has been possible to write in for a tour but


The Mummy – surrounded by Mummies

Last night I wandered along to the Petrie Museum for a rather interesting idea. The museum was hosting a small film event and was going to show a viewing of the Hammer Horror classic, The Mummy – which was rather


Changes to the Events Calendar

After discussions with people and some head-scratching, I have made a fairly fundamental change to how the events calendar works – hopefully for the better. At first glance, nothing has changed – but if you click on the monthly view


Sloane, Chocolate and Wine

Thursday evening found me wandering along to St Georges Church in Bloomsbury for a lecture on Sir Hans Sloane and his alleged discovery of milk chocolate. The church, which has just been restored to its original design and layout was


In Conversation with Cherie Blair

Something to put in your diary – as free tickets to a conversation with Cherie Blair will be made available on Monday morning on the LSE website. One ticket per person can be requested from 10.00am on Monday 24 November


Mansion House to start public tours

Had the monthly events email from the City of London, and something jumped right out at me. Mansion House is one of the most popular buildings during Open House London weekend and we are delighted to announce that regular weekly


Visiting a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Did you know that the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor is based here in the UK – in fact, just outside Oxford? Well – it is. Before you worry about Oxford’s towering spires melting in a nuclear fireball if something


Visiting Big Ben

The first in a periodic series of how to get into places you might not be aware you can visit – either on your own, or by clubbing together a group of people. Big Ben Parliament – technically, the Palace


Gin Tasting in the Foundling Museum

Last night I (along with some friends) had tickets to a gin tasting event being hosted by the Foundling Museum. The Museum is on the site of Britain’s original home for abandoned children and London’s first ever public art gallery


Launching a London Events Guide

Over the past year or so, I have had a few messages on here – and on other websites where I socialise – asking if I could provide ideas for things to do, or a calendar of events I know


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