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

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


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

Free

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - Starts at 7:30pm)
Moumita Dutta will be discussing exactly how the ISRO managed to send a probe 33.9 million miles across the solar system to Mars for less than it cost to make the film Gravity.  (South Kensington)
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India in Space: Moumita Dutta in Conversation

A talk about the Maritime Museum's collection of marine chronometers.  (Clerkenwell)
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(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 6:30pm to 9pm)
An anniversary talk about Sir Patrick Abercrombie and plans to rebuild post-war London.  (Euston)
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Abercrombie’s Legacy and the new London Plan

Free
A celebration of India’s contribution to science, technology and mathematics at November’s Science Museum Lates,  (South Kensington)
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£10.00

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 6:30pm to 7:30pm)
Come and explore over 900 years of history on this candlelit tour of Southwark Cathedral.  (Southwark)
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Candlelit Cathedral Tour

£10.10

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 7pm to 9pm)
Ian and Laura will systematically and theoretically analyse the use and representation of individual body parts in Gothic fiction.  (Barbican)
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Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature

£11.05

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 7pm to 10pm)
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.  (Finsbury Park)
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 Up Close and Personal with David Arnold

£15.00

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 6:45pm to 10pm)
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?  (Covent Garden)
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Late Debate: Technology and the future

Free

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 6pm to 7pm)
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.   (Barbican)
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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

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 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

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 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

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 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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(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 9am to 8:45pm)
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’

Free

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - All Day)
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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Free

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 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

(Wednesday, 29th Nov - 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

Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
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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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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 30th Nov at 06:30pm


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