What's on in London on Wednesday 29th November 2017

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


Top things to do in London on Wed 29th Nov 2017

An anniversary talk about Sir Patrick Abercrombie and plans to rebuild post-war London.
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
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Abercrombie’s Legacy and the new London Plan

A celebration of India’s contribution to science, technology and mathematics at November’s Science Museum Lates,
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
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A talk about the Maritime Museum's collection of marine chronometers.
 Starts at 6:30pm
 
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Come and explore over 900 years of history on this candlelit tour of Southwark Cathedral.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
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Candlelit Cathedral Tour

Ian and Laura will systematically and theoretically analyse the use and representation of individual body parts in Gothic fiction.
 7pm to 9pm
 
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Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature

Who links James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Little Britain and Godzilla?David Arnold is Britain’s leading film and TV composer. He’s the man behind the music for the hit Sherlock Holmes TV series and five classic Bond films.
 7pm to 10pm
 
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 Up Close and Personal with David Arnold

From driverless cars and delivery drones to apps, maps and virtual reality – will technology evolve to better suit our needs or advance faster than our human capabilities?
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
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Late Debate: Technology and the future

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant. This talk will celebrate that achievement and consider what we have learned over those 50 years and what is to happen in the future.
 6pm to 7pm
 
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Oxford House Nexus is a photographic exhibition exploring relationships between Oxford House and its community across time. (Closing soon Wed, 29th Nov)

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Oxford House Nexus, An exhibition by Sarah-Jane Field, Keith Greenough and John Umney

Free

(1512086400 - 9:30am to 5pm)
This exhibition looks at the early pioneers of Roman London archaeology and the discovery of Roman London over three centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 1st Dec)

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Explore the history of the Wrens in Greenwich. New interviews and research offer a rare female perspective into the fascinating history of the Old Royal Naval College. (Closing soon Sun, 3rd Dec)

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WRNS Untold Stories: The Women’s Royal Naval Service at Greenwich

£12

(1512432000 - 10am to 5:30pm)
This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house. (Closing soon Tue, 5th Dec)

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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Free

(1512604800 - 9:30am to 7:30pm)
An exhibition that provides a glimpse of the challenges and joys of theatrical life since the days of Elizabeth I. (Closing soon Thu, 7th Dec)

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Life on the London Stage

A display of paintings, drawings and models by the likes of Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Julia Barfield and Patty Hopkins. (Closing soon Sat, 9th Dec)

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Artifacts and photos from the discovery of the wreak of The London, a ship that sank in 1665 off Southend. (Closing soon Mon, 11th Dec)

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Buried treasure: the wreck of ‘The London’

This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged over the centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)

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(1513296000 - 9am to 5:15pm)
Focussing on London through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this exhibition traces the impact of the Reformation on culture and society. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)

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Reformation

Free

(1513382400 - 1pm to 5pm)
This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world. (Closing soon Sat, 16th Dec)

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Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Wed 29th Nov 2017

Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.
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