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What's on in London during March 2017

The IanVisits guide to unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Wednesday, 1st March

In a hundred and fifty billion years time, our Milky Way will be the only galaxy left in the observable universe. ( )
2017-03-01

From secret marriages, a lurking crocodile and London’s first bus route, to an underground river, a one-legged crossing-sweeper and the world’s first consulting detective, Marylebone has some strange tales to tell. ( )
2017-03-01

Join Gustav Milne as he discusses his experiences and insights from his work on some of the foremost fire digs. ( )
2017-03-01

This lecture will describe the constraints of the physical space in No 10, and how the premiership evolved through four stages over the last 300 years. ( )
2017-03-01

This event explores and celebrates the journey to women’s ordination – examining the wider implications for women’s current and future roles within the Anglican Church and beyond. ( )
2017-03-01
In this talk, academics and activists will come together around the issues of debt and austerity. ( )
2017-03-01

Thursday, 2nd March

Jason Lotay takes us on a mathematical journey across multiple dimensions, exploring their role in art, science and popular culture.
2017-03-02
The issue of Shaken Baby or Natural Cause will be examined, using a case study involving a bereaved parent, ( )
2017-03-02

Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog. This week Post-Modernism with Tim Brittain-Catlin. ( )
2017-03-02

David Nixon shows for the first time in the UK some of his past space projects carried out in the USA and Europe. ( )
2017-03-02
In this dialogue, two internationally recognized whale experts discuss the inner lives of whales. ( )
2017-03-02
Gijs Rikken, associate at MVRDV, Rotterdam will present his innovative ideas on designing and building with glass. ( )
2017-03-02

Author and designer Tristan Manco will be uncovering the history of street art, ( )
2017-03-02

Join historian and BBC broadcaster Michael Scott talking about his book Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West. ( )
2017-03-02
A series of evening talks that uncovers the stories of Southwark and the cathedral at its heart. ( )
2017-03-02
Ivan will explain how staunches, lifts and locks are used in a variety of situations to move boats uphill. ( )
2017-03-02

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Friday, 3rd March

This talk will shed light on one of the little-known deception operations of WW2. ( )
2017-03-03

Monthly opening of the private gardens within Lambeth Palace in the heart of London. ( )
2017-03-03

Mr Kengeter will examine these questions and their implications both for the foundations of economic theory, and for the structure of contemporary financial institutions ( )
2017-03-03
In this 'introduction to astronomy' hear expert talks and top tips, before looking through telescopes to explore the night sky and gaze among the stars. ( )
2017-03-03

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Saturday, 4th March

Learn to make simple coil baskets from grasses. ( )
2017-03-04

Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition. ( )
2017-03-04

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine. ( )
2017-03-04

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Sunday, 5th March

Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon. ( )
2017-03-05

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Monday, 6th March

The story of Britain and the EU has been complicated, controversial and ultimately sad. Hear the story and bring your own tissues. ( )
2017-03-06

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Tuesday, 7th March

Find out about their politics, and their interactions with feminist supporters.
2017-03-07
On 13th of December 1600 Thomas Clifton was on his way to school in the City of London. He never made it. ( )
2017-03-07

To mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the dilemmas of modern empire and monarchy will be discussed, firstly in general terms and then specifically in terms of Russia. ( )
2017-03-07

An evening in the Sir John Soane's Museum with the rooms lit by candles. ( )
2017-03-07

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Wednesday, 8th March

Is it time to develop a new argument as to why we should care about our historic environment?  ( )
2017-03-08

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Thursday, 9th March

Nazism was not a Christian movement in any meaningful sense but German Protestants of the 1920s and 1930s shared many Nazi assumptions and voted disproportionately for the Nazi party, partly in the hope that they might use it for their own ends. ( )
2017-03-09

Dr Horan will discuss swearing practices in different languages, and whether we could teach the art of swearing.
2017-03-09
Historian Dr Elizabeth Williams will discuss the research that went into her book, The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa ( )
2017-03-09

Panellists will reflect on their own personal experiences and also highlight some of the challenges facing women in the police today. ( )
2017-03-09

Panellists highlight some of the challenges facing women in the police today. ( )
2017-03-09

In this talk Professor Barrow Green will discuss the war-time activities of a variety of British mathematicians and examine the impact of the War on their careers as well as on mathematics itself. ( )
2017-03-09
The book launch will include a talk by Professor Stone, followed by a reception with light refreshments. ( )
2017-03-09

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Friday, 10th March

This will be a chance to watch a simulated operation performed by a surgical robot. ( )
2017-03-10

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Saturday, 11th March

These tours have been created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Johnston typeface. ( )
2017-03-11

Special openings of Barnet Physic Well, giving everyone free access to this little known part of Barnet's heritage. ( )
2017-03-11

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Sunday, 12th March

A day helping to open up and improve the habitats in and around the pond at The Grove nature reserve in Hillingdon.
2017-03-12

Discover the amazing amphibians that abound in the undergrowth of Birdbrook Nature Reserve ( )
2017-03-12

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Monday, 13th March

Shami Chakrabarti discusses her position as Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales with questions from the audience and online. ( )
2017-03-13

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Tuesday, 14th March

This talk by Robert Stephenson describes the treatment of royal bodies and the evolution of royal mourning in England down the centuries. ( )
2017-03-14

Sydenham Hill Wood Conservation Project Officer Daniel Greenwood will be giving an illustrative talk at Dulwich Library about the trees of the local area and their importance to both people and wildlife. ( )
2017-03-14

Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, will reflect on Stonewall’s history, the progress made and the work still to be done regarding equality for LGBT people with an emphasis on women. ( )
2017-03-14
This talk will examine the different ways war impacts communities and how citizens’ media can counter these impacts. ( )
2017-03-14
Hear curators, critics and architects debate the appropriateness of the two schemes, making the case for their favourite style. ( )
2017-03-14

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Wednesday, 15th March

Dr Bettany Hughes will talk about her epic new biography, taking us on a dazzling historical journey through the many incarnations of one of the world’s greatest cities. ( )
2017-03-15

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Thursday, 16th March

A panel considers a radical proposal to rethink the distinction between scientist and citizen. ( )
2017-03-16
A special screening of the film London Overground, retracing London writer Iain Sinclair’s journey. ( )
2017-03-16

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Saturday, 18th March

An evening on the roof of Brunel's famous Thames tunnel shaft with music and drinks. ( )
2017-03-18

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Monday, 20th March

In this talk, Constella OperaBallet will give an introduction and overview of the project, including information about Sir Martin Gilbert's work. ( )
2017-03-20

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Tuesday, 21st March

In 2007, a team of doctors and scientists ascended to the roof of the world to understand more about how we adapt to high altitude - and why some of us adapt better than others. ( )
2017-03-21

Find out more about the history of the Bank of England and the production of its banknotes, from Curator Jennifer Adam.  ( )
2017-03-21

Find out about the intriguing custom of burying objects in houses.
2017-03-21

Christian Hilber explains how Britain’s planning system and tax policy cause the country’s housing crisis and contribute to rising inequality. He will explore how we can do better. ( )
2017-03-21
Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? ( )
2017-03-21
As the UK prepares to leave the EU and we witness varieties of euroscepticism across Europe, was the original conception of European integration misconceived from the start? ( )
2017-03-21
Hear from the key figures involved in two significant architectural schemes of the 20th century. ( )
2017-03-21

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Wednesday, 22nd March

If machines can save us time and open up new types of roles, then surely we should embrace the change? ( )
2017-03-22

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Thursday, 23rd March

The lecture will cover the history of the western world as seen through the complex ecosystems of sourdough cultures replaced with monocultures of fast, commercial, and comparatively tasteless yeast. ( )
2017-03-23

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Saturday, 25th March

Over 40 hand-picked layouts from around the globe on display, for all railway enthusiasts ( )
2017-03-25

Guided tours of the London Transport museum's archive of posters and artwork. ( )
2017-03-25

Dr Rosemary Golding of The Open University examines the uses of music in asylums at this time. ( )
2017-03-25
Guided tours of the last surviving windmill in inner London ( )
2017-03-25

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Sunday, 26th March

Over 40 hand-picked layouts from around the globe on display, for all railway enthusiasts ( )
2017-03-26

Guided tours of the last surviving windmill in inner London ( )
2017-03-26
Join the book authors as they bring you their favourite architectural treasures in Whitechapel from social housing to contemporary steel and glass. ( )
2017-03-26

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Monday, 27th March

Video games: a series of talks exploring the relationship between video games, history, politics and art. ( )
2017-03-27

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Tuesday, 28th March

Dr Joanna B. Michlic examines the situation of Jewish child survivors in Poland in the early postwar period. ( )
2017-03-28

RIBA invites you to an evening of talks, events, performance, film and music. ( )
2017-03-28

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Thursday, 30th March

An afternoon of talks focusing on women in the First World War. ( )
2017-03-30

A late view of our new exhibition Books: Used and Abused, at which David Pearson, author of Books as History, will build on the exhibition to explore this theme.  ( )
2017-03-30

Former scientist and editor-at-large of Londonist Matt Brown picks apart some of the best known 'facts' about science, drawing on his forthcoming book Everything You Know About Science is Wrong. ( )
2017-03-30

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Friday, 31st March

An evening conversation on weddings, vintage dresses and wartime East London, with the book launch of 'The Wedding Girls'. ( )
2017-03-31

Watch the two cult sci-fi movies on a large IMAX screen. ( )
2017-03-31