Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.
Top events in London on Tue 9th Apr 2019
£12.00 Julia Shaw: Making Evil
Join Julia Shaw as she delves into the darkest depths of the human psyche, and discover what science can teach us about the link between human psychology and acts of evil.
7:15pm to 8:30pm
Julia Eccleshare sneaks into the pantry to taste the edible (and inedible) food found in children’s literature, past and present and consider the role food plays in our literary childhood imaginations.
7pm to 8:30pm
We all know the saying ‘you are what you eat’ in relation to our bodies – but when it comes to our minds ‘you are what you read’ is equally true. The impact of our mental diet is less visible but just as powerful.
7pm to 9pm
How do animals – including humans – find their way around? David Barrie explores the wonders of animal navigation.
7pm to 8:15pm
In 1855, on a dark and snowy December morning, Emmanuel Barthelemy was hanged for a double murder outside the gates of Newgate prison. What had brought him to this grisly end?
7pm to 8:30pm
Free Easter in Art
An evening exploring the Easter story through art over the centuries, with Art Historian Dr Nigel Halliday
7:30pm to 9:30pm
The concept of a ‘good death’, and how it can be achieved will be discussed, including the importance of open conversations with children being bereaved.
1pm to 2pm
This lecture will consider the current reality of AI in education and its transformative potential.
6pm to 7pm
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
Collectively these portraits and stories speak across continents and generations of an extraordinary post-war emigration of women who made a leap of faith for the love of an airman.
10am to 6pm
Closing soon Sun, 14th Apr
An exhibition that looks at how the world has tried (and often failed) to secure peace in the 20th century.
9am to 7pm
Closing soon Wed, 17th Apr
The Charles Dickens Museum explores the pivotal role of food in the author’s life and novels and give new insights into the experience of dining with Dickens.
10am to 5pm
Closing soon Sun, 21st Apr
This is the V&A Museum of Childhood’s first major exhibition to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture.
10am to 5:45pm
A display of paintings which depict landscapes, river views and street scenes in Tower Hamlets.
10am to 5pm
Closing soon Thu, 25th Apr
An display of photographs by a Victorian eccentric -- very "steampunk".
11am to 6:30pm
Closing soon Fri, 26th Apr
From Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones to Perry, Latham and Pecchioli, join the dreamers where reality meets imagination.
10am to 5pm
City of London
Closing soon Sun, 28th Apr
This exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.
10am to 5:50pm
Closing soon Mon, 29th Apr
The exhibition features ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees.
10am to 5:30pm
Closing soon Tue, 30th Apr
Explore this surreal lost property office where you will uncover stories in the most unlikely places.
11am to 8pm
Closing soon Fri, 3rd May
Regular Events - Tuesday 9th April 2019
Free The Old Palace Tour
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
12:45pm to 1:45pm
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
12:45pm to :
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 11th Apr at 10:15am