The ianVisits guide to June's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.
Tuesday 16th June
Join us for an exciting one-day conference to hear experts from across UCL explore the impact of climate issues on humanitarian crises and present findings from new research.
9am to 6pm
In this lecture, Sir Richard Evans, Provost of Gresham College, discusses the different varieties of populism, asks why it has become such a prominent feature of contemporary political life, and considers how far it is a threat to liberal democracy.
6pm to 7pm
Robert Campbell listed the fringe, frog and tassel-maker in The London Tradesman (1747) as one of the dependants of the gold and silver laceman, which could be a lucrative trade ‘if not initiated into the Mystery of Gin-Drinking’.
6:30pm to :
Tottenham Court Road
A revealing history of Islamic architecture’s influence on Europe’s cathedrals, palaces and public buildings.
7pm to 8:30pm
Thursday 18th June
£15.00 Le Corbusier and Nature
This talk will be hosted in the Hampstead residence of Brutalist architect, Erno Goldfiner, where hear historian Tim Benton will reveal how nature played an important role in the creative direction of Le Corbusier's work.
7pm to :
In this illustrated talk, Mark Dunton takes you through the year 1970, fifty years on, a year which saw the election of Edward Heath’s Conservative Government, a bizarre episode involving Bobby Moore, and an upsurge in terrorism.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday 19th June
£5.00 Caribbean connections
This talk will be delivered by Guy Grannum (Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors), who has been writing and speaking about Caribbean heritage and family history for over 25 years.
2pm to 3pm
Saturday 20th June
The Museum of the Order of St John will open the doors to its historic rooms, Church and crypt without the need to join a guided tour.
10am to 5pm
Monthly tour of the former Inland Revenue offices, now a artists workshop.
Starts at 1:15pm
Sunday 21st June
Free Visit My Mosque Day
Mosques up and down the country open their doors to the general public, all on the same day.
Tuesday 23rd June
In this talk, you will gain a detailed portrayal of the daily life of the countess and intimate insights into her personality, tastes and network drawn from original records held at The National Archives
6pm to 7:30pm
The launch of Professor Richard Macrory's new book Irresolute Clay: Shaping the Foundations of Modern Law.
6pm to 8pm
Thursday 25th June
A dramatic tale of romance and heartbreak, historian Kate Williams will discuss the tumultuous life of Emma Hamilton.
7:30pm to 9pm
Saturday 27th June
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
1pm to 4pm
Sunday 28th June
There will be heritage bus trips, a collectors’ market, music and children’s attractions.
10am to 5pm
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
10am to 4pm
Open days usually feature the restored engines in operation, a light railway trip, and walks around the Victorian buildings.
10:30am to 4pm
Open day at the restored Victorian steam powered pumping station, with the machine running regularly throughout the day.
11am to 5pm
Learn how to make a range of home-made natural and skin nourishing hand-cremes, lip balms, soaps and furniture polish using plant and vegetable oils with beeswax.
1pm to 4pm
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
2pm to 4:30pm