Things to do in London in March 2020

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


Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Sunday 1st March

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
 All Day
 
 Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Monthly opening of the organ collection, with many playing music through the day.
 11am to 5pm
 
Monthly opening of the Amersham Fair Organ Museum
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark

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Monday 2nd March

Author and broadcaster Travis Elborough is joined by cartographer Mary Spence and writer Zoran Nikolic for an evening exploring maps of the most unusual and peculiar corners of the globe.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
Beyond Borders: Mapping the Odd, Unusual and Strange

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Tuesday 3rd March

Join artist Niki Gibbs and firefighters for an in-depth discussion on art and life behind the scenes at the fire station.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
Beyond the Fires: 'Mobilise! Mobilse!' exhibition seminar
In this lecture Environment Professor Jacqueline McGlade will explain why in relation to UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 is to 'achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls'.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
This discussion will engage with the instrumentalisation of this memory during the Yeltsin and Putin era.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bloomsbury
The Use of the Soviet Past in the Present
Anthropologist Dr Helen Cornish shows how responses to Murray’s work since the turn of the millennium help us consider what counts as history and as Witchcraft.
 7:45pm to 9:30pm
 
 Southwark
Margaret Murray and Modern Witchcraft

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Wednesday 4th March

This talk will examine why laws are simple and how the combination of simple laws can lead to rich complexity.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
For London social historians, Derek Morris tells us about life in Whitechapel from 1600 to 1800.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
Life and Times of Whitechapel 1600-1800
A panel explores landmark events in the history of whistleblowing, from early trade unions to the Francis Report.
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Harley Street
A Natural History of Raising Concerns
A panel discussion with academics and journalists who will reflect on the US presidential primary results and give their predictions for the general election.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Holborn
This talk will provide rigorous evidence on the importance of mental and physical wellness for not only quality of life but also career success and productivity at work.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
Connect with the art, the history and the meaning behind tattoos through the lens of the Armed Forces.
 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Chelsea
Tribute Ink Late
This evening’s event will investigate the changing role of the political elite in the period of almost a century since Noel Coward produced his one act comedy Hands Across the Sea.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Holborn
A one-off evening indulging in food histories and memories.
 7pm to :
 
 City of London
Library Late: Food Glorious Food

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Thursday 5th March

Revisit all that you learned about 20th-century British history in school with Cathy Newman’s fresh twist on the stories that place women front and centre, instead of in the footnotes – or even omitted altogether.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
Bloody Brilliant Women

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Friday 6th March

UCL's annual festival of astronomy and particle physics.
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 Euston
Rodney Atwood outlines the contributions made by Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd and challenges his reputation as a reactionary military leader.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
The Unknown Field Marshal
Explore the orchid festival after dark in these evening events taking you into the world of Kew and Indonesia.
 Starts at 6:30pm
 
 Richmond
Orchids: After hours
Join the writer and producer of BBC’s Call the Midwife for a discussion on the media’s depiction of pregnancy.
 7pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
Motherhood and the Media

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Saturday 7th March

UCL's annual festival of astronomy and particle physics.
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 Euston
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting

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Sunday 8th March

Surprisingly, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

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Monday 9th March

Given the press is often accused of overstepping the mark, invading people’s privacy or publishing material that is harmful to the national interest, where might the limits of press freedom lie?
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn

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Tuesday 10th March

Hear from senior busines leaders from across the City about why creativity and innovation have never been more important for commercial success.
 8am to 11am
 
Creativity: the commercial superpower
A new look at Sir Christopher Wren's radical, unrealised plan for the rebuilding of post-Fire London as a Baroque city of wide avenues, piazzas and waterfront quays.
 2:30pm to 4pm
 
 Clerkenwell
The long after-life of Wren’s shortlived London plan
A lecture where Bob Spence will reflect on how predictions by 12 respected engineers in 1995 turned out in 2020.
 5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
 South Kensington
The Peter Lindsay Memorial Lecture: 2020 visions for engineering design
Join Sir James Hough to discuss gravitational wave detection and how this has led to breakthroughs in astrophysics.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 St James
Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe – a bright future ahead
Panel debate on violence across Africa, Asia and Latin America, the relationship between economic demand, conflict, gender and environmental rights
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 St James
Atmospheres of violence: conflict, gender and environmental rights
Celebrate the work of avant-garde Krautrock kings Kraftwerk with author Uwe Schütte and music journalist David Stubbs
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Soho
Are computers truly creative—or are they merely tools to be used by musicians, artists, and writers?
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn
The World of AI-Powered Creativity

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Wednesday 11th March

This lecture will explore how this bloody crisis shaped myths of Japanese cruelty and cults of Catholic sanctity in Europe, while also precipitating the 250-year ‘closing’ of Japan and the intense piety of a small remnant of underground Japanese Christians.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
Maya Goodfellow will examine the UK’s hostility toward certain groups of immigrants and unpick anti-immigration narratives to argue for a positive understanding of immigration.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn

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Thursday 12th March

A 1 hour talk for social historians and family historians on how civil records developed during the Industrial Revolution's population explosion.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
Country Poor and Town Poor
Why did they agree to make the perilous crossing to a wild and dangerous land, where six out of seven European settlers died within their first few years? And what happened to them in the end?
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
The Jamestown Brides
If you’ve ever experienced the joys of the London commute, sat in traffic on the M25 or worried about the carbon footprint of a summer get away, you may have wondered what the future of transport might deliver.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
Imperial Lates: Beautiful data
A talk exploring the life of one of the greatest Victorian magicians of all time who was able to disguise his own flesh.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Disguised Flesh: The Marvellously Mysterious Magician Chung Ling Soo, A Case Study
Historian, broadcaster and author Greg Jenner discusses his new publication Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity -
Monthly architecture tour of the National Theatre, with drinks included.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Southwark
Concrete and Cocktails

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Friday 13th March

Join historian Rick Stroud as he celebrates the heroines of the Special Operations Executive who fought to free Nazi-occupied Europe.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
Lonely Courage
This talk focuses on the lives of pioneering women of the early-20th century, looking at how their experiences raise questions about equal opportunity.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
The early adventures of professional women
An in panel discussion with Sophie Aldred, Vinay Patel, Simon Guerrier and Samira Ahmed about the famous TV series.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Soho
Regenerating the Doctor: Celebrating 15 years of the Revived Doctor Who

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Saturday 14th March

Surprisingly, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

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Sunday 15th March

An advisory - that for some reason there will be filming along the Thames this morning.
 7:30am to 11:30am
 
 Southwark
A furniture and interior design show selling objects from the 20th century.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Dulwich
The Midcentury Modern Show
£12.00 Low Tide Walk
Wade in a wild river and experience a different perspective of London history and urban wildlife.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Deptford
Low Tide Walk
The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise all in one place.
 Starts at 12pm
 
 Euston
 Retro games fair
Is there a pill for love? What about an “anti-love drug”, to help us get over an ex?
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn

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Monday 16th March

The process of defining, organising and processing the film’s research will be covered, followed by the experience of subsequently writing a book supporting and expanding on the history set out in the film.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
A talk by Zack Pinsent, who has gained recent fame for his preference for wearing Georgian clothing, all the time.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Tottenham Court Road
In conversation with Zack MacLeod Pinsent
Richard Norton-Taylor reveals the secrets of his forty-year career as a journalist covering the world of spies and their masters in Whitehall.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Holborn

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Tuesday 17th March

An evening exploring the maps and wayfinding tools we encounter as we move through our daily lives with renowned design historian Mark Ovenden.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
A panel of scientists and comedians talk about Hawking’s legacy and what he had to say about some of the biggest questions facing humanity.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn
An evening of discussion and performance with a scholar of ancient Greek literature, a papyrus conservator and theatre makers as they discuss their collaboration around papyri, sharing techniques and images from their upcoming production
 7:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
at enabled this site of seven acres in central London to become, against all the odds, the facility that children enjoy today?
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Farringdon

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Wednesday 18th March

Spend an evening exploring some of the rarely seen parts of the Old Royal Naval College.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Greenwich
Unlocked Tour
These hitherto unknown royal ‘palaces’ became the nursery of courtly fashion and etiquette where the king and his courtiers developed tastes that were to fundamentally fashion the art and architecture of Restoration England.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican

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Thursday 19th March

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Friday 20th March

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Saturday 21st March

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Sunday 22nd March

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Monday 23rd March

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Tuesday 24th March

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Wednesday 25th March

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Thursday 26th March

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Friday 27th March

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Saturday 28th March

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Sunday 29th March

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Monday 30th March

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Tuesday 31st March

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