Events in and around Clerkenwell

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

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

Mon 21st MayGiant Factories and the Making of the Modern World B
Joshua B. Freeman will discuss the history of the large-scale factory as a physical presence and economic and social institution
Tue 22nd MayScotScape Living Wall F
Scotscape give a talk on the importance of living walls and their benefits to employee health and wellbeing. (Cost: 0)
Tue 22nd MayThe Freedom of the City of London B
What is it, who can receive it and what does it allow you to do? This talk given by Murray Craig, Clerk of the Chamberlains Court, will explore the history of this intriguing ceremony.
Tue 22nd MayMathematical Research from Toy Models B
The lecture will consist of tabletop demos of such toys, together with simple, robust modelling of what is going on. The theme that emerges is singularity.
Wed 23rd MayA talk by Philip Wilkinson, author of Phantom Architecture F
Philip looks at some of the most fantastical and futurist buildings of their time and considers the reasons they were not built. (Cost: 0)
Wed 23rd MayLondon's Public Realm B
An event celebrating the progress in improving London's public realm.
Wed 23rd May Left to Rot F B
A discussion on tooth decay and medical ethics
Wed 23rd MayPewter Live 2018 F
30th annual competition to celebrate the best in pewter making - one day exhibition of the winning entries. (Cost: 0)
Wed 23rd MayMy Ancestor was a Quaker B
In this talk, Michael Gandy looks at how to trace Quakers in your family and how to learn more about the lives they led.
Wed 23rd MayThe 30 Years' War (1618-48) and the Second Defenestration of Prague B
Professor Wilson will examine the causes, conduct and consequences of the Thirty Years’ War, Europe’s most destructive conflict prior to the two 20th-century world wars.
Wed 23rd MayMedia Reporting of Medical Advances: Helpful or Misleading? B
This lecture will use examples of how the public may be misled and consider the implications of such misunderstanding.
Thu 24th MayMilliken: Herbal tea-blending and tasting workshop F
A drop-in workshop with culinary, medicinal and wild herbs. Make your own blends to taste during the session. (Cost: 0)
Thu 24th MayA History of Soho through its Street Names B
Rob Kayne explains how the street names in Soho tell us about its history.
Thu 24th May Women on paper: Talk F B
Come and explore how female-led independent publishing, from zines to subverted magazines and art books, is setting new standards for more progressive media.
Fri 25th MayPleasant vices: a history of pleasure and food B
A panel of experts will explore the cultural backgrounds behind some of our ‘pleasant vices’ – alcohol, sugar, chocolate, caffeine and aphrodisiacs – in relation to the British Museum’s collection and beyond.
Sat 26th MayJohn Outram reads from his 44 Lectures B
Join John Outram, arguably Britain's most original architectural thinker, as he discusses Postmodernism, his “stylistically nameless” practice and his lost masterpiece - Harp Heating HQ
Tue 29th MayQuestioning Kindertransport to France, 1938-1942 F B
This talk will analyze the emergence of French rescue networks during WWII
Tue 29th MayThe Riddle of Ancient Sparta: Unwrapping an Enigma B
This lecture seeks to shed light rather than heat, by assessing just how odd (different, exceptional, peculiar) Sparta really might have been.
Tue 29th MayComputers and Warfare B
Computers are changing warfare profoundly because military strategy has always been geographically based but there are no borders in cyberspace.
Tue 29th MayHolborn Viaduct B
Lester Hillman, an infrastructure planner, explores the colourful story.
Wed 30th MayNeutrinos F
A lunchtime conversation with a particle physicist about her work in Antarctica looking for neutrinos – the building blocks of the universe. (Cost: 0)
Wed 30th MayWilliam Burroughs' London B
A very rare opportunity to join the capital's chronicler of the counterculture Barry Miles in conversation with historian Frank Rynne on the London life of the beat writer William Burroughs.
Wed 30th MayRussia After Communism B
What is Russia’s place in the world now? And what does the turbulence of the last 25 years tell us about where it is heading?
Thu 31st MayWhere am I? A visual history of London’s street nameplates B
A lecture exploring the rich visual history of London’s street name plates
Thu 31st MayMaking Oscar Wilde B
Hear the previously untold, newly researched story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America from Oxford University's Michèle Mendelssohn, as she reveals his adventures on both sides of the pond.
Thu 31st MayWomen and Power: London History Day B
The London Metropolitan Archives team will introduce you to some of the wonderful collections which tell the amazing stories of women and power in the capital
Sun 3rd JunDivided – Living in an Age of Walls B
Tim Marshall brings his own trademark engaging and relatable style to examine the divisions caused by wealth, race, religion and politics.
Sun 3rd JunMonthly open day at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment. (Cost: 5)

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Tue 22nd MaySomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 22nd MayThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)
Sat 26th MayHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sun 27th MayThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Tue 29th MaySomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 29th MayThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)
Sat 2nd JunHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 2nd JunFree Saturday Library Tours F B
With an experienced tour guide, our Tours are for people interested in social history or family history, wanting to find out what's in our Library and Archives.
Sun 3rd JunThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Sun 3rd JunMonthly behind the scenes tours of the Union Chapel B
A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Mon 21st MayThe UN's 'Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework': Actually a 'Contingent Refugee Assistance Project' 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
Mon 21st MayMustafa Dikeç – Urban Rage – A Book Launch with responses from Michael Keith (Oxford University), Nina Power (Roehampton) and Jonathan Rokem (UCL B
Urban Rage provides a timely and incisive examination of contemporary urban unrest that explains why riots will continue until citizens are equally treated and politically included   In the past fe
Mon 21st MayBeating Brexit...with Ian Dunt B
For the latest in our series of "Beating Brexit
Mon 21st MayReason B
‘Reason’ and ‘knowledge’, and the relationship between them, were major themes in Enlightenment philosophy, and drew the attention of some of the most respected philosophers of the time, inclu
Mon 21st MayNEU Ideas Reading Group: The Education Debate B
Join the NEU Ideas Reading Group for discussion, debate and new ideas on education policy
Mon 21st MayISCF Audience of the Future - Demonstrator Briefing - London B
The first of the ISCF Audience of the Future challenges launch May 21st 2018
Mon 21st MayISCF Audience of the Future - Design Foundations Competition Briefing - London B
The first of the ISCF Audience of the Future challenges launch May 21st 2018
Mon 21st MayLet's disrupt everything with Blockchain! - 21 May 2018 6-9pm London B
Hello folks2017 has been a smashing year for the blockchain industry
Mon 21st MayAmerican Film Musicals and the Reimagining of WWI B
During America’s participation in World War II, a notable body of musical films were produced which reflected on the current crisis through the historical metaphor of America’s role in World War I
Mon 21st MayThe Constabulary in Late 19th-Century Bengal B
A study of constabulary recruitment in the late 19th-century Bengal and Calcutta Police establishments
Mon 21st MayLiterature Matters: Identity and Idealism B
Hari Kunzru is the author of The Impressionists, Transmission, My Revolutions, Gods Without Men and White Tears
Mon 21st MayLiterature Matters: Identity and Idealism B
Hari Kunzru is the author of The Impressionists, Transmission, My Revolutions, Gods Without Men and White Tears
Mon 21st MayWood and Water, Lines and Sand: Indigenous Mapping B
James Cook’s Pacific voyages were celebrated as great scientific achievements in Europe
Mon 21st MayWood and Water, Lines and Sand: Indigenous Mapping B
James Cook’s Pacific voyages were celebrated as great scientific achievements in Europe
Mon 21st MayThe Wine Dine Dictionary: Victoria Moore & James Runcie B
Join wine critic Victoria Moore and author and playwright James Runcie for a couple of glasses of wine and a light-hearted discussion about the science (or art?) of pairing wines and writing dictionar
Mon 21st MayThe Wine Dine Dictionary: Victoria Moore & James Runcie B
Join wine critic Victoria Moore and author and playwright James Runcie for a couple of glasses of wine and a light-hearted discussion about the science (or art?) of pairing wines and writing dictionar
Mon 21st MayFrom mobile citizens to migrants: BrExpats and Eurochildren B
ROUNDTABLE: From mobile citizens to migrants  An event brought to you by Brexpats and Eurochildren In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s referendum on their continued membership of the Europea
Mon 21st MayGreece Out of Crisis? building a competitive economy B
As attention turns to Greece’s economic path after the conclusion of its third ‘bailout’, the event will discuss the strategy and priorities it should follow to sustain its recovery
Tue 22nd MayII Seminar Energy and Infrastructure in Brazil: Brazil's Renewables Market B
King’s Brazil Institute and Lex Anglo-Brasil invite scholars, practitioners and industry for the second edition of the ‘Seminar Energy and Infrastructure in Brazil’, to be held on 22 May (5pm-7p
Tue 22nd MayCreativity in Personalised Medicine B
Creativity in Personalised Medicine  
Tue 22nd MayProject Management SG - High Performing Conversations B
Get your projects delivered, one conversation at a time
Tue 22nd MayEmmanuelle de Champs (Cergy-Pointoise) - Bentham and Dumont on Taste and Literature B
Emmanuelle de Champs, Professeure d'histoire et civilisation britannique, Cergy-Pointois Bentham and the arts seminar Dr Tim Causer +44 (0)20 3549 5626 | t
Tue 22nd MayKnowledge in Education: Why philosophy matters B
Jan Derry, Professor of the Philosophy of Education, UCL Institute of Education, When practical questions in education are pursued rigorously, they typically lead to philosophical enquiry, into the na
Tue 22nd MayCracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel with Ben White B
Pluto Live and Amnesty International are delighted to host the official book launch for Ben White's new book Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel published by Pluto Press
Tue 22nd MayArchitectural Agency in the Public Sector B
As part of the lecture series between UCL/IIPP and the BL on Rethinking Public Value and Public Purpose, this lecture asks how architectural intelligence can be better deployed in the public sector a
Tue 22nd MayArchitectural Agency in the Public Sector B
As part of the lecture series between UCL/IIPP and the BL on Rethinking Public Value and Public Purpose, this lecture asks how architectural intelligence can be better deployed in the public sector a
Tue 22nd MayLondon Intelligent Mobility Meetup #1 - Advanced Autonomous Systems B
ADVANCED AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS   Whilst Automotive OEM's are investing significantly into Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communcations, local government and other owners of transport networks face very diff
Tue 22nd MayDigital Conversation: Empowering Technologies B
Crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, apps, Etsy, videogames and social media
Tue 22nd MayDigital Conversation: Empowering Technologies B
Crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, apps, Etsy, videogames and social media
Tue 22nd MayLi Manshan (Portrait of a Folk Daoist) – Film Screening B
Li Manshan (born 1946), is leader of a group of ritual specialists in the poor countryside of Yanggao county in north Shanxi, China

 

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