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Top events in London on Tue 8th Oct 2019

Join a panel of experts as they explore if it really is too late to save our oceans.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Hanover Square
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Playing host to the UK’s most fabulous women in STEM, ALD Live! is an entertaining evening of geekery
 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Strand
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Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2019
Join Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie for a showcase of his Field Guide to the English Clergy; a compendium of diverse eccentrics, pirates, prelates and adventurers; all Anglican, some even practising.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
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A Field Guide to the English Clergy - A Talk by Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie
The first of its kind: an exploration of one of the most mysterious countries in the world, as told by one of the first outsiders to access the country in its entirety.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-10-08
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A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma by David Eimer
This lecture examines the mathematics behind computing, starting with the history of the explosive growth of computer technology, from code breaking through to all aspects of modern communication and security.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
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Focussing on experiment and travel, this lecture describes the aims and activities of the early Royal Society almost two centuries before the word ‘scientist’ was invented.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-08
2019-10-08

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will display the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years.
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Whitehall
 Ends on Sun, 13th Oct
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This exhibition includes never-before-seen materials from the BFI National Archive and the Monty Python Archive.
Monty Python Explodes!
event time All Day
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-08
2019-10-08
This exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon, and features many of her original prints from the 1920s and 1930s.
Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon
event time 10am to 5pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Tue, 15th Oct
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This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War.
The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Tue, 15th Oct
2019-10-08
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Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC).
 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-08
2019-10-08
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 20th Oct
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The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
event time 10am to 7pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Tue, 22nd Oct
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This exhibition celebrates music hall and variety entertainment throughout a time when Islington was London’s undisputed ‘Parish of Pleasure’!
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Tue, 22nd Oct
2019-10-08
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These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish.
David Low - Censored
event time 10:30am to 5:30pm
 Putney
 Ends on Fri, 25th Oct
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Explore the ancient and modern contexts of one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie Museum: an ancient model of a ship-cart excavated from a tomb at the site of Gurob.
From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Ends on Sat, 26th Oct
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 8th October 2019

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
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Walking tours of London on Tuesday 8th October 2019

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

Travis Elborough leads a walk through two thousand years of the London history
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-08
2019-10-08

A Bridge in Time  - A Tour with Travis Elborough

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 12th Oct at 07:00pm