The ianVisits guide to May's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.
Sunday 10th May
A series of one day courses for people who'd like to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of wildflowers.
10am to 4:30pm
Wednesday 13th May
£13.48 Evening Wildflower Walks
These 2 hour strolls through the Park will each time look at a varied selection of the plants in flower at the time, including not only their biology but their Human connection and folklore.
6pm to 8pm
Tuesday 19th May
This UCL East Lunch Hour Lecture will consider the impacts and potential benefits of university development on the re-shaping of the physical and social landscapes of cities.
1pm to 2pm
How can we deliver clean and affordable energy to even the poor, especially in rural settlements?
6pm to 7pm
A talk about the actress and singer Kitty Clive (1711-1785) who was a star of the London stage for over 20 years.
6:30pm to :
Tottenham Court Road
Wednesday 20th May
This talk will consider how expectation plays a role in discovery and in scientific advance, and considers the challenges involved in assessing changes taking place on our own planet.
1pm to 2pm
The entertaining Mark Mason pursues the perfect quiz question, in a perceptive journey around modern Britain, divided by politics but united in our enthusiasm for trivial pursuits.
2:30pm to 4pm
Thursday 21st May
Free evening talks inspired by JMW Turner, the artist who appears on the new £20 note
5:30pm to 8:30pm
£12.00 Pilgrimage past and present
A panel discussion looking at pilgrims, pilgrimage and Becket both historically and in a modern day context.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
£15.00 Ballard's London
In this talk, Roger Luckhurst will explore the maverick author’s perverse relationship to London.
7pm to :
Friday 22nd May
Peer into the world of Tudor tournaments and the detailed preparations required to plan and stage such a spectacle.
2pm to 3:30pm