What's on in London on Thursday 17th May 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 17th May 2018

Visit the Museum after hours and discover the symbols of Freemasonry
 6pm to 8:30pm
 
 Aldwych
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Museums at Night: Symbols of Freemasonry

In this talk, Kristin Hussey will reflect on the long history of women in medicine, drawing out some of the different rationales behind the exclusion of female practitioners over the past five centuries.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
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Delve into the history of Royal consorts both official and unofficial- from Charles II's Nell Gwynn to the late Queen Mother.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Whitehall
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Royal Lives, Royal Wives

Discover the research carried out at the National Physical Laboratory Be amazed by the science and technology and how it benefits the UK
 2pm to 8pm
 
 Teddington
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This talk by Dr George Legg explores the technologies that made this system so advanced, while also examining the ways such security apparatuses have been represented and critiqued in visual art.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
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Security Experiments: Re-viewing London’s Ring of Steel

In this illustrated talk, Pete Smith will be raising a glass to London luxury – from Hatton Garden to Saville Row, and from understated elegance to downright vulgarity.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
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London in Four Suits: Diamonds

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£6

(Thursday, 17th May - 11am to 4pm)
This exhibition is about the Neo-Romantic period in illustration after World War II. (Closing soon Sun, 20th May)

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Neo-Romantic Illustrations in Britain 1943-1955

£12

(Thursday, 17th May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography. (Closing soon Sun, 20th May)

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Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

Free

(Thursday, 17th May - 10am to 6pm)
The only known self-portraits by Spanish master Murillo, reunited for the first time in over three hundred years. (Closing soon Mon, 21st May)

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Murillo: The Self Portraits

Free

(Thursday, 17th May - 11am to 6pm)
An exhibition of new work by Belfast-based street artist and printmaker Leo Boyd. (Closing soon Sat, 26th May)

2018-05-17

Welcome to the Simulation

£13.50
Touching on themes of countercultures, subcultures and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day. (Closing soon Sun, 27th May)

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 Another Kind of Life Photography on the Margins

£15

(Thursday, 17th May - 10am to 6pm)
The UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. (Closing soon Mon, 28th May)

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 Age of Terror: Art since 9/11

Free

(Thursday, 17th May - 10am to 6pm)
Explore still life through the lens of Tacita Dean, one of the genre's leading contemporary practitioners  (Closing soon Mon, 28th May)

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Tacita Dean: Still Life

Free

(Thursday, 17th May - 8am to 9am)
Large landscape images explore the theme of reconciliation by capturing how time and nature have eased the scars of war on the battlefields of the Western Front. (Closing soon Mon, 28th May)

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​Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: 1918 - 2018

Learn about global efforts made after the Holocaust to find Zuzana Knobloch and millions of others like her. (Closing soon Wed, 30th May)

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Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust

Free

(Thursday, 17th May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of this momentous battle and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War. (Closing soon Thu, 31st May)

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Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Thu 17th May 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.  ()
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Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

08:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
09:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
08:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
09:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river

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