What's on in London on Thursday 22nd February 2018

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 Thu 22nd Feb 2018

A new series of free morning talks on Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower will be held monthly.
 Starts at 10:30am
 
 Whitehall
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Big Ben: ticking through time

Colleen Murphy tracks the groovy story of evolution of the record player, from Edison’s phonograph and Berliner’s Gramophone through to the portable Dansette and the weird and wonderful world audiophile high-end turntables.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Camden
2018-02-22
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The Turntable Revolution

Part of a series of talks exploring technology and our urban futures in partnership with DLA Piper and the Guardian.
 Starts at 7:30pm
 
 Barbican
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Elizabeth’s Rival, written by British historian Nicola Tallis, is the first ever biography of the extraordinary Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Richmond
2018-02-22
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Elizabeth’s rival

The lecture will review the content and context of the Beveridge Report and explain why it is of enduring importance.
 12:30pm to 2pm
 
 Holborn
2018-02-22
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Where is welfare now coming from? What can anthropological research bring to debates about a new social contract for the 21st century?
 6pm to 7:15pm
 
 Holborn
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Find out more about the important role that the code-breakers at Bletchley Park played in breaking enemy codes and ciphers during the Second World War.
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bexleyheath
2018-02-22
2018-02-22

The Code-Breakers of Bletchley Park. A talk by author Michael Smith

So, is it possible to combine science with literary and cultural history to understand sleep better?
 1:10pm to 1:55pm
 
2018-02-22
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This panel session debatea what Beveridge 2.0 would involve for work and how work could change in the future, to provoke a broader discussion on what is happening with work today.
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Holborn
2018-02-22
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This panel discusses how ageing could come to dominate the giant issue of health and social care, and potentially all areas of the welfare state.
 8pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn
2018-02-22
2018-02-22

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Thursday, 22nd Feb - 10am to 5pm)
A temporary exhibition showcasing sculptures created by wounded, sick and injured service personnel and their families. (Closing soon Fri, 23rd Feb)

2018-02-22
£9

(Thursday, 22nd Feb - 10am to 5pm)
The Charles Dickens Museum explores the creation of the story that may just be the most loved of the author’s tales. (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

2018-02-22

A Ghost of an Idea: Unwrapping A Christmas Carol

Free

(Thursday, 22nd Feb - 10am to 6pm)
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory.  (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

2018-02-22
Free

(Thursday, 22nd Feb - 10am to 5:45pm)
Explore the secrets behind Michael’s storytelling through his original drafts, adaptations, scripts and unpublished manuscripts. (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

2018-02-22

Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories

The exhibition explores Starley’s developments, still reflected in bicycles today, and celebrates his legacy. (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

2018-02-22
£19

(Thursday, 22nd Feb - 10am to 5:45pm)
Together the V&A and the Royal Opera House present a landmark exhibition exploring the vivid story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day  (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

2018-02-22
£16

(Thursday, 22nd Feb - 10am to 6pm)
The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects. (Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb)

2018-02-22

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

£5

(Thursday, 22nd Feb - 12pm to 11pm)
An exhibition dedicated to Cornwall’s most magical Museum. (Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb)

2018-02-22

The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic

£11.50

(Thursday, 22nd Feb - 10am to 5:50pm)
More than 100 specimens from the Museum's collection will be on display together for the first time, (Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb)

2018-02-22

Whales: Beneath the surface

Free
The nursing workforce is diverse, with healthcare workers representing a huge variety of backgrounds and experiences. This exhibition celebrates the contributions of some of the people whose work and lives have too often been overlooked. (Closing soon Sat, 10th Mar)

2018-02-22

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Thu 22nd Feb 2018

A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.  ()
2018-02-22
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
2018-02-22
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 24th Feb at 01:00pm


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