Things to do in London in January 2020

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The ianVisits guide to January's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


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Over 50 clubs and societies will be present displaying their members work. In total, nearly 2,000 models will be on display.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wood Green
London Model Engineering Exhibition

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Sunday 19th January

Over 50 clubs and societies will be present displaying their members work. In total, nearly 2,000 models will be on display.
 10am to 4:30pm
 
 Wood Green
London Model Engineering Exhibition

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Monday 20th January

Speakers will present their ideas on the future of technology and its impact on the built environment.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Pimlico
How will technological advances impact London’s infrastructure?
A series of lectures exploring the imaginative conservation and reuse of historic buildings
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Clerkenwell

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Top events in London on Tue 21st Jan 2020

Take you on a behind the scenes tour of the museum, giving you insights into the Palace's approach to conservation, what it takes to interpret a historic room and the future of Bishop Porteus’s library.
 12pm to 1pm
 
 Fulham
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Behind the scenes: preserving Porteus
Originally from Kurdistan province, Iran, Professor Caucher Birkar FRS will speak about his life and his journey to becoming one of the world’s leading mathematicians
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 St James
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One of the murkiest mysteries of December’s general election campaign was the contents of the report on Russian interference in British democracy that Boris Johnson decided to suppress.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Paddington
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Kleptoscope 2020: How to solve Britain’s Russia problem?
Kit Yates will explore the true stories of life-changing events in which the application, or misapplication, of mathematics has played a critical role.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Hanover Square
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The maths of life and death
The implications are mind-bending and not yet fully understood, but it stands as the best explanation of the fundamental nature of our world. Welcome to the world of quantum theory.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
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An evening where museum workers take to the stage to talk about their work.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Harley Street
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Museums Showoff
How have Britain and Russia dealt with loss of empire and what impact has it had on their self-understanding and politics?
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
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Wednesday 22nd January

A debate about the future of the power supply system in urban areas.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Euston
This talk will explore the almost two centuries of confusion surrounding first aid for burns and scalds.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
A talk about Benjamin Leigh Smith, Britain's "forgotten" Arctic explorer.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Bloomsbury
Britain's Forgotten Arctic Explorer
This talk will provide practical tips that everyone can employ, regardless of their experience, to improve their public speaking.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
This event will launch a report from a research project at the International Inequalities Institute supported by the Sutton Trust to investigate whether British elites are pulling ahead, not just economically but also socially.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn

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Thursday 23rd January

Iain Borden relates the history of skateboarding from the 1960s surf beaches of California through the swimming pools and skateparks of the 1970s through to the later episodes of street-skating.
 1pm to 2pm
 
Lunch Hour Lecture: Skateboarding and the City
This presentation will delve the plan, governance, process, operation and maintenance of the Electrified Standard Gauge Railway projects implemented in Ethiopia.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Pimlico
Plan, process & governance of a modern railway in Ethiopia
This panel discussion invites contributors to reflect on the installation and how it might speak to current debates around identity, childhood and belonging.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Pimlico
Steve McQueen Year 3: A Discussion
A series of lectures exploring the imaginative conservation and reuse of historic buildings
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 

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Friday 24th January

Members of the London Military Museums Network discuss the impact of the First World War on London through the stories of soldiers and civilians.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
1919: The New Normal?

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Saturday 25th January

Professor Ian Beckett tells the story of the Battle of Isandlwana and the subsequent defence of Rorke’s Drift, looking at the impact of the two events from both British and Zulu perspectives.
 2:30pm to 3:30pm
 
 Chelsea
Great Battles: Isandlwana

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Sunday 26th January

Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
Grand parade by around 500 members of the King's Army of the English Civil War Society in memory of the execution of King Charles I.
 11am to :
 
 Whitehall
 Civil War Society Remembers the 'Horrid Murder' of King Charles I
To mark 75 years since the end of the Second World War, this immersive archives course revisits life on the home front during the conflict.
 2pm to :
 
 City of London
A Short History of the Home Front (1939-1945)
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
Annual show and fair for all things small and dollhouse related.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Wapping
City of London Dollshouse Festival

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Monday 27th January

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Jack Fairweather tells the true story of a Polish resistance fighter, who infiltrated Auschwitz and drew the world’s attention to its atrocities.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Chelsea
The Volunteer
Channel 4’s Jonathan Rugman talks about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Paddington
A talk about "wordless books" - such as Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 City of London
 Telling Stories with Pictures
Toby Green discusses his groundbreaking history, A Fistful of Shells, in conversation with Zeinab Badawi.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 St James
A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution
This panel discussion will focus on assessing the likely impacts of any Brexit outcome on the UK economy, across sectors and regions.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn

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Tuesday 28th January

Adam Richards shares the cultural and design inspirations for the award winning Nithurst Farm, Sussex.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Euston
Adam Richards on Nithurst Farm
Come tour the printing workshop, historic rooms, and famous library.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
Tour of St Bride Foundation
What do the results of the British general election mean for Labour and the left? A panel of leading analysts and activists discuss.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
The lecture will show how Prohibition animated combatants on both sides, generating two Americas that were barely comprehensible to each other, and how the truce declared during depression and war would not last.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican

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Wednesday 29th January

To celebrate the recent opening of the world’s largest medical galleries, January’s Lates will explore how medical innovations have shaped our world.
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 South Kensington
A panel of historians, nurses and social scientists explore why nursing remains undervalued in terms of status and pay.
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Harley Street
The value of care: Women’s work and emotional labour
This talk will explore the history behind the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, paying particular attention to issues of building safety and the culture of risk.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
Hear Professor Clive Bloom as he tells the story of a lost world of immigrant politics and anarchists.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Tottenham
The Russian Anarchists and Dissidents in East London from 1890-1910
A series of lectures exploring the imaginative conservation and reuse of historic buildings
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Clerkenwell

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Thursday 30th January

This event brings together international speakers to explore how ceramic innovations, developed during research workshops, are translated into live architectural projects.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Euston
Tales from New York – Experimental ceramics for architecture
Monthly architecture tour of the National Theatre, with drinks included.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Southwark
Concrete and Cocktails

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