The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 9th October.


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Top events in London on Wed 9th Oct 2019

Space psychologist Iya Whiteley discusses how we can prepare individuals for the immense mental challenges of space trips.
1pm to 2pm
 
Camden
Space Psychology
In the current discussion concerning the Parthenon (sometimes called the Elgin) Marbles, the core issue is whether they should remain in the British Museum or be sent back to Athens.
6pm to 8pm
 
Clerkenwell
This is your chance to tour the world of science; from new, low-cost prosthetics engineered in Mozambique and diet monitoring wearable tech trialed in Ghana, to oil-spill clean-up sponges developed in India.
6pm to 9pm
 
South Kensington
Imperial Lates: Science without borders
The illustrated lecture will examine Bazalgette’s achievement and the work involved in building this latest addition to it.
6pm to 7pm
 
Barbican
The Grantham Research Institute hosts a debate about what works in climate politics, and what role street protests can play.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Holborn
This talk will discuss the purpose of Leonardo’s drawings, and the experience of curating a nationwide exhibition of these drawings for a mass audience.
6:45pm to :
 
Shoreditch
A Field Guide to London Transport Moquette Patterns
7pm to 8:15pm
 
Soho
Seats of London by Andrew Martin
Join Eleanor Crow and Krissie Nicolson, Director of the East End Trades Guild, for an evening chat about the enduring culture of Britain’s small shops and their inventively designed fronts.
7:30pm to :
 
Forest Gate
In praise of small neighbourhood shops

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition explores Freud’s enduring fascination with Egypt evident both in his writings and in his collection of antiquities.
Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt
12pm to 5pm
Hampstead
Closing soon Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-09
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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
10am to 5:30pm
Whitehall
Closing soon Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
This exhibition includes never-before-seen materials from the BFI National Archive and the Monty Python Archive.
Monty Python Explodes!
All Day
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
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
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Tue, 15th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
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
10am to 5:30pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Tue, 15th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
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
10am to 5:30pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
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
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish.
David Low - Censored
10:30am to 5:30pm
Putney
Closing soon Fri, 25th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
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
1pm to 5pm
Euston
Closing soon Sat, 26th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers.
 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
10am to 6pm
Notting Hill
Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Wednesday 9th October 2019

Join us for a free talk about the Society of Genealogists. Full of books, treasures and records, directories and databases, family papers and microfilm - what's not to like?
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-10-09
2019-10-09

Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 9th October 2019

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-09
2019-10-09

Roman London Walking Tour

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-09
2019-10-09

City Highlights Guided Walk