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Top things to do in London on Tue 12th Dec 2017
Dr Michael Scott will deliver this talk as the second in an annual series of Friends of Classics Memorial Lectures.
7pm to 9pm
Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist at BP will discuss the issues and ideas around "peak oil" and the implications this will have for the behaviour of global oil markets.
6pm to 8pm
Best-selling maths author Rob Eastaway gives a talk about how human intuition goes spectacularly wrong.
12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged over the centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)
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)
This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world. (Closing soon Sat, 16th Dec)
A free exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date. (Closing soon Fri, 22nd Dec)
Alan’s exhibition features paintings that were executed directly in front of his subjects, usually at the beginning or at the end of the day. (Closing soon Wed, 27th Dec)
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)
An exhibition dedicated to Russian protest art over the past 25 years. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)
An international cast of street artists have teamed up with fan maker extraordinaire, Sylvain Le Guen in a bid to reinvigorate the craft of fan making. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)
Visit an enchanting world filled with seasonal cheer under tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. The 2017 winter trail boasts over one million twinkling lights. (Closing soon Mon, 1st Jan)
David Roberts’ painting The Forum, Rome forms the centrepiece of a new display which explores why the forum was so important in the Roman world, (Closing soon Mon, 1st Jan)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Tue 12th Dec 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
Walking Tours of London on Tue 12th Dec 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.