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In the seventeenth century Oxfordshire was home to two remarkable gardens that shared a reliance on technology to indulge the enthusiasms of their owners and impress their visitors.
10am to 11:30am
Garden Archaeology - Oxfordshire’s Lost Wonders
An update on the key trends and challenges at universities across London, exploring the new campus developments.
10am to 11am
Excavations within the Great Kitchen of Westminster Abbey. Lecture by Joe Brooks, Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Excavations within the Great Kitchen of Westminster Abbey
Landscape architect Kim Wilkie will trace this development through looking at some of the projects he has worked on.
6:30pm to :
The English Landscape Revolution
Join Naomi Oreskes as she explores what we need to consider when we want people to trust the science.
7pm to 8pm
Why trust science?
Oliver Caroe, surveyor of St Paul’s Cathedral, discusses his descent from the Victorian and Edwardian architect W. D. Caroe.
7pm to 9pm
The Caroe Dynasty: a family and its home over four generations

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An exhibition that can be seen through the gallery window while it's shut.
Crocodile Cradle
All Day
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 18th April
Uncover plants and pranks this Easter with Dennis and Gnasher and all their friends from Beano at Kew Gardens.
Dennis and Gnasher’s Big Bonanza
10am to 5pm
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 18th April
The first solo exhibition in Europe devoted to three generations of women artists living in Gee’s Bend, a remote black community situated on a U-turn in the Alabama River.
The Gee's Bend Quiltmakers
10am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 25th April
This exhibition brings together 26 pictures from a new series Gilbert & George have been working on for over two years.
New Normal Pictures by Gilbert & George
10am to 3:30pm
St James
Ends on Fri 30th April
This exhibition features a selection of works never previously exhibited in the UK, many of which have never been seen by the public.
Not Vital: Paintings
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Ends on Wed 26th May
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way.
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
10am to 5:45pm
Ends on Sat 5th June
The Royal Society of Sculptors is showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace.
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
All Day
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 6th June
The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis.
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
12:30pm to 5:30pm
Ends on Sat 12th June
An open-air exhibition documenting the overland journey photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer undertook in 2019 following the historic trade route.
The Silk Road: A Living History
All Day
Kings Cross
Ends on Wed 16th June
An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes.
Crossorelle Roof Garden
All Day
Ends on Sat 19th June

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