Events in and around Barbican

F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

Mon 27th FebMonumental Memories: Indigenous Memory And Stonehenge B
This talk will focus on the transmission of scientific and practical knowledge among small-scale oral cultures across the world, drawing on Australian Aboriginal, Native American, African and Pacific cultures.
Tue 28th FebLiving Without Electricity B
What happens when power, communications, and transport are all disrupted, when shops cannot function, and when most people cannot find out what is happening?
Tue 28th FebThe World Reimagined: Americans and human rights B
In this lecture, Mark Bradley explores how changes in US culture and thought from the 1940-70s changed the American idea of what it means to be free.
Tue 28th FebThe Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South B
Universal social policies have the power to reduce inequality and create more cohesive societies. But how can countries in the South deliver universalism?
Wed 1st MarThe Accelerating Universe B
In a hundred and fifty billion years time, our Milky Way will be the only galaxy left in the observable universe.
Wed 1st MarLondon’s Villages: Marylebone B
From secret marriages, a lurking crocodile and London’s first bus route, to an underground river, a one-legged crossing-sweeper and the world’s first consulting detective, Marylebone has some strange tales to tell.
Wed 1st MarExcavating the Great Fire F B
Join Gustav Milne as he discusses his experiences and insights from his work on some of the foremost fire digs.
Wed 1st MarWomen and Religion B
This event explores and celebrates the journey to women’s ordination – examining the wider implications for women’s current and future roles within the Anglican Church and beyond.
Wed 1st MarAusterity, Debt – What Alternatives? B
In this talk, academics and activists will come together around the issues of debt and austerity.
Thu 2nd MarGuilty until Proven Innocent B
The issue of Shaken Baby or Natural Cause will be examined, using a case study involving a bereaved parent,
Thu 2nd MarMake your mark - Tristan Manco on street art B
Author and designer Tristan Manco will be uncovering the history of street art,
Thu 2nd MarA style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Post-Modernism B
Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog. This week Post-Modernism with Tim Brittain-Catlin.
Thu 2nd MarThe Minds of Whales B
In this dialogue, two internationally recognized whale experts discuss the inner lives of whales.
Thu 2nd MarSouthwark Story - The Wrong Side of the River: Part 3: London Bridge, Industrial Bankside and a new Cathedral B
A series of evening talks that uncovers the stories of Southwark and the cathedral at its heart.
Fri 3rd MarThe Great Rift: economic theory and financial disasters…how can we fix the future? B
Mr Kengeter will examine these questions and their implications both for the foundations of economic theory, and for the structure of contemporary financial institutions
Sat 4th MarAlmshouse tours
Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition. (Cost: 4)
Mon 6th MarBritain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience? B
The story of Britain and the EU has been complicated, controversial and ultimately sad. Hear the story and bring your own tissues.
Tue 7th MarThe February Revolution in Russia B
To mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the dilemmas of modern empire and monarchy will be discussed, firstly in general terms and then specifically in terms of Russia.
Tue 7th MarChild Actors on the London Stage B
On 13th of December 1600 Thomas Clifton was on his way to school in the City of London. He never made it.
Tue 7th MarCandle-lit opening at the Sir John Soane's Museum F
An evening in the Sir John Soane's Museum with the rooms lit by candles. (Cost: Free)
Wed 8th MarThe Value of Heritage and the Heritage of Value B
Is it time to develop a new argument as to why we should care about our historic environment?
Thu 9th MarTwo Kingdoms in the Third Reich B
Nazism was not a Christian movement in any meaningful sense but German Protestants of the 1920s and 1930s shared many Nazi assumptions and voted disproportionately for the Nazi party, partly in the hope that they might use it for their own ends.
Thu 9th MarWomen's Voices from the Police: A Panel Discussion B
Panellists will reflect on their own personal experiences and also highlight some of the challenges facing women in the police today.
Thu 9th MarWomen's Voices from the Police B
Panellists highlight some of the challenges facing women in the police today.
Thu 9th MarMathematicians at War B
In this talk Professor Barrow Green will discuss the war-time activities of a variety of British mathematicians and examine the impact of the War on their careers as well as on mathematics itself.
Thu 9th MarBook Launch: Concentration Camps: A Short History F B
The book launch will include a talk by Professor Stone, followed by a reception with light refreshments.

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Fri 24th FebMonuments to Murder - Smithfield's bloody history
Visit the site of Bartholomew Fair, for over 700 years a byword for misbehaviour and debauchery, (Cost: £7)
Sat 25th FebBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sat 25th FebBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Take a 45 minute guided tour of this subterranean Roman archaeological site.
Sat 25th FebHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sun 26th FebBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sun 26th FebBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Take a 45 minute guided tour of this subterranean Roman archaeological site.
Tue 28th FebSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 28th FebMansion House tours
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: £7)
Tue 28th FebHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Tue 28th FebMansion House tours
A weekly guided tour of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: 7)
Wed 1st MarDr. Samuel Johnson Walks
Explore the 18th century London of the writer, critic and lexicographer, Dr Samuel Johnson. (Cost: £5)
Fri 3rd MarMonuments to Murder - Smithfield's bloody history
Visit the site of Bartholomew Fair, for over 700 years a byword for misbehaviour and debauchery, (Cost: £7)
Sat 4th MarBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sat 4th MarBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Take a 45 minute guided tour of this subterranean Roman archaeological site.
Sat 4th MarTower Bridge Engineering Tours B
Tower Bridge Exhibition Engineering Tours offer visitors a rare and extended tour of Tower Bridge behind the scenes
Sat 4th MarHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sun 5th MarBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sun 5th MarBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Take a 45 minute guided tour of this subterranean Roman archaeological site.
Sun 5th MarTower Bridge Engineering Tours B
Tower Bridge Exhibition Engineering Tours offer visitors a rare and extended tour of Tower Bridge behind the scenes
Tue 7th MarSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 7th MarMansion House tours
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: £7)
Tue 7th MarMansion House tours
A weekly guided tour of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: 7)
Fri 10th MarMonuments to Murder - Smithfield's bloody history
Visit the site of Bartholomew Fair, for over 700 years a byword for misbehaviour and debauchery, (Cost: £7)

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Fri 24th FebAfrican Healthcare Challenge 2017 B
The 2017 African Healthcare Challenge is an intense, fun and high energy weekend event
Fri 24th FebMaking Participation Work B
National Conference The Council for Disabled Children and KIDS are working together to deliver a new national participation programme with disabled children and young people, and children and young p
Sat 25th Feb13th Annual St David's Day Walk B
13th Annual St David's Day Walk (1) 25th February, 10
Sat 25th FebAGM and Conference B
The Labour Movement for Europe AGM and Conference is taking place on the 25th February, at the International Transport Workers Federation House, 49-60 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR London, very close
Mon 27th FebCaught By The River At The Horse Hospital B
Caught by the River announce the first of a series of events at London's Horse Hospital in 2017
Mon 27th FebMonumental Memories: Indigenous Memory And Stonehenge B
Without writing, indigenous elders memorised a vast amount of factual information on which survival depended both physically and culturally: knowledge of thousands of animals and plants, astronomical
Mon 27th FebEurope's Growth Challenge B
Please note this event was originally advertised as taking place Tuesday 7 February in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Tue 28th Feb#TechLawHub Meet Up - Branding and Communications : What is your story? B
What? #TechLawHub is a free meet up group initiated and hosted from our offices based by the Old Street Tech Roundabout, right in the heart of the tech community
Tue 28th FebResearch And Enterprise In Engineering B
To give students an overview of the Engineering industry and bring students of different disciplines together to gain a real life experience of what a real day will be like in the industry
Wed 1st MarWednesday Lates: London College of Communication Takeover! B
Explore the exhibition and discover unexpected ways of seeing art and objects: an evening presented by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and London College of Communication BA Illustration and Visual Me
Wed 1st MarThinkNation: Accenture IWD 2017 "How far can you go?" B
Inspired by Accenture's BIG 2017 International Women's Day question “How far can you go?” join young women from across the UK to share their tech stories, drawing on personal experiences - both p
Wed 1st MarSo you want to be a life-science entrepreneur.... B
This speaker series aims to discuss relevant topics for entrepreneurs in the life-science Industry
Wed 1st MarLondon Agri Startup Crash Test B
About the event London Agri Startup Crash Test is a regular meetup for startup founders, developers, marketing specialists, and investors
Thu 2nd MarHyperledger MeetUp: Successful pilot projects, lessons learned and what lies ahead B
Hyperledger MeetUp: Successful pilot projects, lessons learned and what lies ahead Join us at this exciting Blockchain networking event where you will have the chance to hear about the progress of t
Thu 2nd MarThe Flying Pig: An Introduction to British Surrealism B
Michel Remy, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nice and the leading authority on British Surrealism, presents an overview and introduction of the Surrealist group and its history in Britain
Thu 2nd MarRethinking Mao and the Chinese Revolution B
Few historical figures and events are more influential yet controversial than Mao and the Chinese revolution
Thu 2nd Mar'Truth for Giulio Regeni!' Transnational Activism and Human Rights Violations in Egypt B
It is just over a year since the mutilated corpse of Giulio Regeni, the Cambridge University doctoral student, was found by a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt
Thu 2nd MarEU Law and the Politics of 'Mass Influx’ B
The International Refugee Law Seminar Series, sponsored by the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, provides a public space for discussion, promotion and disse
Fri 3rd MarMapping Memory Routes of Moroccan Communities B
ALDATERRA Projects wishes to request your attendance at the preview   Mapping Memory Routes of Moroccan Communities A digital arts and heritage project produced in collaboration with Al-Hasaniya M
Fri 3rd MarLEC/LCC joint meeting on Epigenetics and Metabolism B
The London Epigenomics Club and the London Chromatin Club join forces for the second time to bring you an afternoon of great science
Fri 3rd MarEU in Practice: Politics and Power in the Brussels System B
Britain and the European Union: Successes, failures and the future Speaker: (Lord) Neil Kinnock, European Commissioner for Transport, 1995-99; Commission Vice-President for Administrative Reform, Au
Sat 4th MarLe Wagon Workshop Day B
Le Wagon London is inviting you to a free coding day on Saturday 4th March 2017 to give you a taste of building your own tech products from scratch
Sat 4th Mar13th Annual St David's Day Walk B
13th Annual St David's Day Walk (2) 4th March, 10
Mon 6th MarDrawing Materials: Part 2 - Wood B
The second of a two part drawing session led by current Artist in Residence at the V&A, Bethan Lloyd Worthington*
Mon 6th MarFuture Citizen Innovation Series B
Future Citizen Innovation Series 6 - 10 March 2017 Future Cities Catapult (FCC), Amazon Web Services (AWS) & Intel are bringing top innovators together to work in London, on the future of UK citi
Tue 7th Mar#TechHubTuesday Demo Night B
TechHub Demo Night isn't about pitching for funds, it's an opportunity to show the community what you're working on, get some feedback, and see what others are toiling away on
Tue 7th MarLondon STEM Ambassadors Induction 07/03/2017 2.30-4.30pm B
This session will include: an introduction to the programme information about the range of activities you will have the chance to support; tips on how to work effectively with schools and young p
Tue 7th Mar400G at Light Speed B
400G at Light Speed is a half day conference to bring you fully up to speed with building communications infastructure to make your data centre ready to meet the latency and bandwidth for the next dec
Tue 7th Mar400GB at Light Speed B
400GB at Light Speed is a half day conference to bring you fully up to speed with building communications infastructure to make your data centre ready to meet the latency and bandwidth for the next de
Tue 7th MarTo Infinity and Beyond: psychoanalysis, philosophy, literature B
What does the infinite mean to us as finite beings? Can we root our thinking in the finite, or does the idea of the infinite always return? Does thinking philosophically about the infinite inevitably

 

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