Events in and around Covent Garden

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

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

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
Sun 27th MayArt Deco in Mayfair Walking Tour B
Architectural walk around Mayfair.
Mon 28th MayArt Deco in Bloomsbury Walking Tour B
Architectural walk around Bloomsbury.
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)
Mon 4th JunWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Selected dates in June, July, August and September, FREE (Cost: 0)
Tue 5th JunAt Home in One's Past - Nostalgia as a Political and Cultural Force B
A panel debate will discuss why so many people are feeling disenchanted with the present, and apprehensive about the future - and whether this is encouraging people to look to the past as a time of safety and security.
Tue 5th JunWomen's London: A Tour Guide to Great Lives by Rachel Kolsky B
Stanfords welcomes Rachel Kolsky as she talks about her new book Women’s London: A Tour Guide to Great Lives.
Tue 5th JunThe Selling of London Bridge B
In 1968 Rennie's London Bridge was sold at auction and moved to Arizona. This talk explores this remarkable story.

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

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 JunGangsters, Gelato and Garibaldi - Clerkenwell & Holborn Guided Walk B
Explore the colourful history of the Italian community in Clerkenwell and the area around Hatton Garden on this 90 minute guided walk with official local guides, Karen and Jo
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)
Tue 5th JunSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 5th JunThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Wed 23rd MayStructural-Safety: CROSS Forum B
Structural-Safety are holding their third CROSS Forum event
Wed 23rd MayUnelected Power: the quest for legitimacy in central banking and the regulatory state B
Central bankers pull the levers of our economic well-being
Wed 23rd MayBREXIT – THE POSSIBLE IMPACT ON AVIATION B
AVAILABLE TO DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT AVIATION DIRECTORATE STAFF ONLY Dr Barry Humphreys, BKH Aviation, Formerly Head of Air Services Policy, Civil Aviation Authority - Market access - Safety reg
Wed 23rd MayPwC Scale | GovTech Executive Evening B
Join PwC at the Scale | GovTech Executive Evening on Wednesday 23rd of May
Wed 23rd MayTHE SUSTAINABILITY IMPERATIVE B
AVAILABLE TO DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT AVIATION DIRECTORATE STAFF ONLY Prof Callum Thomas, Chair of Sustainable Aviation, Manchester Metropolitan University - Social and economic benefits of aviation -
Wed 23rd MayGeological Society London May Public Lecture – Evening B
Could we ever know how dinosaurs thought or behaved? David Norman, Cambridge University  The last non-avian dinosaur trod the Earth about 66 million years ago, therefore the task of researching su
Wed 23rd MayInaugural Institute of Ophthalmology Post-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Symposium B
The first IoO Post-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Symposium will take place at ICH (the Institute of Child Health) on the 23rd of May, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedica
Wed 23rd MayViolence against women and girls: reason to hope? B
What hope is there for ending violence against women in the City, nationally and around the world? Currently in the UK, two women are killed by a current or former partner and around the world one in
Wed 23rd MayTechnology and Sport B
As we saw at WiTT's January “Technology in Fashion” event, technology has an increasingly important role in many industries and sectors
Wed 23rd MayMore Than Economic Growth: Promoting Sustainable Development B
Conference: More Than Economic Growth - Overcoming the Challenges of Promoting Sustainable Development  The Sustainable Development Programme (https://www
Wed 23rd MayUse LMA: Getting Started B
Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities
Wed 23rd MayWiki-Food and Mostly Women B
Help redress the Wikipedia gender imbalance by spending a day improving its coverage of food related topics, especially but not exclusively those related to women, in this Wiki-editathon
Wed 23rd MayWiki-Food and Mostly Women B
Help redress the Wikipedia gender imbalance by spending a day improving its coverage of food related topics, especially but not exclusively those related to women, in this Wiki-editathon
Wed 23rd Maybuilding up not out B
There are prospects for a revolution in permitted development rules enabling building owners to exploit air rights – both in the NPPF and the Draft London Plan now out for consultation
Wed 23rd MayKnowledge Capital: Curator led tour B
Curator led tour of NLA’s Knowledge Capital exhibition, examining the transformation of London’s education and medical sector
Wed 23rd Mayitelli2018 Conference B
Join us at #itelli2018 on Wednesday 23rd May 2018, at the impressive QE II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, and benefit from a day packed full of inspiring keynotes, new user workshops, a r
Wed 23rd MayGeological Society London May Public Lecture - Matinee B
Could we ever know how dinosaurs thought or behaved? David Norman, Cambridge University  The last non-avian dinosaur trod the Earth about 66 million years ago, therefore the task of researching su
Wed 23rd MayThe Great Security Debate: Offence vs Defence B
Join us at The Great Security Debate on Wednesday 23 May to watch a team of Hackers go head-to-head against a team of Security Engineers
Thu 24th MayHMCTS Reform Roadshow for Legal Professionals B
As you will know, we’re modernising our courts and tribunals system to make it more straightforward, accessible and efficient for all
Thu 24th MayThe YTL Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law presents a Book Launch with Dr. Christoph Kletzer's new book 'The Idea of a Pure Theory of Law' B
The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law presents a book launch with Dr
Thu 24th MayThe French Revolution: one year on B
The lecture will take stock of the transformation of French economic policy following the sweeping electoral success of Emmanuel Macron, and appraise its achievements
Thu 24th MayThe ABC of Socialism B
The 's' word is back
Thu 24th MayData Feminism B
How might we draw on feminist critical thought to reimagine data practices and data work? Join us for a public talk with Lauren Klein (Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech) to discuss her recent work o
Thu 24th MayTechnical Talk: International Convention Centre Sydney by Jason Langer B
Technical Talk: International Convention Centre Sydney by Jason Langer EVENT INFORMATION Date: Thursday 24th May 2018Time: 18:00 tea and coffee for 18:20 start, 19:30 finishVenue: Main Auditoriu
Thu 24th MayPerceptions of inequality and their links to political instability: The role of data science B
This seminar series features leading scholars and development industry practitioners working in the nexus of data and inequality
Thu 24th MayThe 'F' Word B
Creative Writing Workshop with Akila Richards, a published and award winning writer, poet, spoken word artist and playwright
Thu 24th MayIngredients: Yeast with Nicholas P Money B
Botanist Nicholas P Money believes that to understand yeast is to understand life
Thu 24th MayIngredients: Yeast with Nicholas P Money B
Botanist Nicholas P Money believes that to understand yeast is to understand life
Thu 24th MayYour Voice: A Community Response to Youth Violence - with Vicky Foxcroft MP B
An evening for young people, youth workers, parents, small charities, schools, faith and community groups with Vicky Foxcroft (MP for Lewisham Deptford, chair of the Parliamentary Youth Violence Com
Thu 24th MaySpaces of Terror: From News to Memory B
You are invited to ‘Spaces of terror: from news to memory’, a panel discussion and workshops at King’s College London on the topic of spaces affected by terror

 

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