Events in and around Holborn

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

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

Thu 19th JanRefugees Then and Now: Young Syrian Refugees, Smartphones and Social Media F B
This lecture examines the use of smartphones and social media by young Syrian refugees.
Thu 19th JanFilm Night: The Island of Lost Souls (1932) B
Banned for decades, Island of Lost Souls is a delirious delight, a cautionary tale of undisciplined science.
Thu 19th JanChurchill, Attlee and the Generals B
Roger Hermiston will tell the story of the political and military leaders who steered Britain through its darkest hour,
Thu 19th JanMonstrous or misunderstood: Wonder Woman F B
A screening of the pilot episode of 1970s television series Wonder Woman.
Thu 19th JanMass Interaction 002: The Beauty of Black Holes B
A talk about weird and wonderful world of Black Holes - their turbulent history, their seemingly impossible structure, and the secrets they might hold in the search for a unifying Theory of Everything.
Thu 19th JanLunch Hour Lectures - Cosmic archaeology B
Dr Amelie Saintonge shows how by observing galaxies across cosmic time, we can deduce which mechanisms are key in driving their evolution.
Fri 20th JanWitness to our Times: Joan Bakewell with Peter Hennessy B
An evening with journalist and broadcaster, Joan Bakewell.
Fri 20th JanDispelling the myths of Turner B
Join author Franny Moyle as she casts new light on the man himself.
Mon 23rd JanThe Rise and Fall of the Adelphi B
A talk on the Adelphi project, from its hopeful inception to its eventual demise.
Mon 23rd JanBritish Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970's B
Gary Parsons will be discussing the documentaries made at the height of the British witchcraft revival in the early 1970's.
Tue 24th JanIn the Dark x Grant Museum of Zoology B
An evening of audio cinema as we explore the sounds of ponds with Helen Greaves (UCL Geography) and sound artist Action Pyramid.
Tue 24th JanMy Old Man: Sir John Major in Conversation B
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major will be talking about the history of the Victorian music halls.
Tue 24th JanMuseums Showoff B
The cabaret-style night for all those who love museums is back for more museum-y fun!
Tue 24th JanWhy do so many students want right-wing tabloids removed from campuses? F B
A panel discussion about whether campus campaigns against The Sun, Daily Mail and Express are justified
Thu 26th JanWorkshop: The Lloyd’s Marine Collection B
Join Assistant Librarian & Keeper of the Lloyd’s Marine Collection Jeanie Smith to explore tales of ships and shipwrecks using the resources in this historic collection.
Thu 26th JanThe Finest Beards in the Ladybird Archive B
Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, authors of the Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups, guddle in the publisher’s vaults in search of fabulous facial hair.
Thu 26th JanA style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Art Deco B
Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog. This week Art Deco with Ian McInnes.
Thu 26th JanThe Spirits Of Crossbones Graveyard B
Oxford anthropologist Prof Sondra L Hausner looks at the historical practices of sex work, the relation of the Church to these professions, and their representation in the present,
Thu 26th JanRonald Reagan : Pragmatic Conservative in the White House B
Drawing on the extensive archival research undertaken for his new biography, Reagan: American Icon, Iwan Morgan examines Ronald Reagan's presidential leadership.
Thu 26th JanStrengthening the Hammersmith Flyover B
A talk about the works that were undertaken to strengthen the Hammersmith flyover after problems were found in it.
Thu 26th JanLunch Hour Lectures - The Arctic on the fast track of change B
Join Professor Julienne Stroeve as she discusses the transforming of the Arctic Ocean
Thu 26th JanIndustrial Light and Magic: Ghost in the Shell + Lapis B
A screening of the cult manga movie, followed by a 10 minute short early computer film.
Thu 26th JanLate Debate: Designing the Tube B
An evening of debates, talks and workshops, as well as a bar, live music and the Museum’s special Designology exhibition.
Fri 27th JanDecadence B
Come and defy Victorian morality as British Library Publishing Editor Jon Crabb introduces you to the literary Decadents’ major preoccupations of Artifice, Intoxication, Spirituality and Death.
Sat 28th JanP G Wodehouse: A Musical Celebration B
An afternoon of music, discussion and performance to celebrate the lesser-known life of P G Wodehouse.
Mon 30th JanThe architecture of citizenship: design, dialogue and democracy B
The first event in The architecture of citizenship series aims to understand what role the built environment plays in creating a dialogue between the citizens and the state.
Mon 30th JanThe Big Debate: Shaping the next London Plan F B
How do we build a great city for Londoners in a period of major growth?
Tue 31st JanPower, Territory and Borders B
An evening exploring the way that the world has been divided up into territories, with often arbitrary borders drawn on the global map.
Tue 31st JanDo we need robot law? F B
Can our current governance mechanisms lessen these risks and empower us to adopt new technologies? Or do we need new laws and guidelines?
Tue 31st JanLunch Hour Lectures - The global reach of EU law B
This lecture will explore the techniques that the EU uses to extend the application of its laws to countries outside of the EU.

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Thu 19th JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Fri 20th JanMonuments 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 21st JanBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sat 21st JanOpen day at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum
Occasional open day at the museum of materials testing, which dates back to Victorian times. (Cost: £5)
Sat 21st JanBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Take a 45 minute guided tour of this subterranean Roman archaeological site.
Sat 21st JanHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 21st JanHarry Potter Tours in London
Ah, film locations! Where the empheral image on the screen turns into reality! Underfoot and right before our very eyes (Cost: £10)
Sun 22nd JanBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sun 22nd JanBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Take a 45 minute guided tour of this subterranean Roman archaeological site.
Tue 24th JanMansion House tours
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: £7)
Tue 24th JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Tue 24th JanMansion House tours
A weekly guided tour of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: 7)
Tue 24th JanSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Wed 25th JanNew London Neighbourhood Tour - Covent Garden B
Join NLA as we explore one of London’s most exciting and densely populated residential, retail and office neighbourhoods
Thu 26th JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Fri 27th JanMonuments 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 28th JanThe River Fleet (from Blackfriars To St Pancras) Guided Walking Tour With Author Paul Talling B
A guided walking tour of the lower part of the River Fleet's course, London's most well known lost river with Paul Talling, author of London's Lost Rivers
Sat 28th JanBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sat 28th JanBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Take a 45 minute guided tour of this subterranean Roman archaeological site.
Sat 28th JanHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 28th JanHarry Potter Tours in London
Ah, film locations! Where the empheral image on the screen turns into reality! Underfoot and right before our very eyes (Cost: £10)
Sun 29th JanBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sun 29th JanBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Take a 45 minute guided tour of this subterranean Roman archaeological site.
Tue 31st JanMansion House tours
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: £7)
Tue 31st JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Tue 31st JanMansion House tours
A weekly guided tour of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: 7)
Tue 31st JanSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Wed 1st FebDr. Samuel Johnson Walks
Explore the 18th century London of the writer, critic and lexicographer, Dr Samuel Johnson. (Cost: £5)
Thu 2nd FebHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Thu 19th JanUCL CLP: Has Montgomery Administered the Last Rites to Therapeutic Privilege? A Diagnosis and a Prognosis B
CURRENT LEGAL PROBLEMS Lecture Series 2016-17 HAS MONTGOMERY ADMINISTERED THE LAST RITES TO THERAPEUTIC PRIVILEGE? A DIAGNOSIS AND A PROGNOSIS SPEAKER: Professor Rachael Mulheron (Queen Mary Univer
Thu 19th JanFamily History Workshop: Making Use of the Census B
The census returns of 1841 to 1911 have produced some of the most useful and revealing records for the family historian
Thu 19th JanI Must be Living Twice: Eileen Myles and Olivia Laing B
Icon of radical American Letters Eileen Myles has produced more than 20 volumes of fiction, memoir and poetry over the past three decades, a body of work that led the novelist Dennis Cooper to describ
Thu 19th JanTuring Lecture: Artificial Intelligence and Public Services B
NOTE: Registration for the event is compulsory; please book to ensure a space
Thu 19th JanPeople's Question Time: Brexit - What are our demands? B
The People’s Question Time: Brexit – What Are Our Demands? 7pm, Thursday 19 January, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, NW1 2BA This has been a year full of surprises; the Political landscape is ch
Thu 19th JanLondon Retail Tech Meetup B
Tech London Advocates Retail Tech Group and Drugstore Retail Lab invite you to a new meetup created for all those interested in the ever-evolving intersection of retail and technology
Thu 19th JanEducation Technology Augmented Reality Conference B
Our January conference will be dedicated to Augmented Reality for Education
Thu 19th JanIs your brain pink or blue? Challenging stereotyping in STEM B
A panel of speakers will lead a discussion on what we know about the brain and the way it interacts with sex, gender and neurodiversity
Thu 19th JanTraining & Education Technology Augmented Reality Conference B
Our January conference will be dedicated to Augmented Reality for Training & Education
Thu 19th JanTeaching Tomorrow's Citizens B
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Fri 20th JanUbuntu: sharing South Africa B
‘Ubuntu’ is a phrase widely used in southern Africa, meaning the ‘universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity’
Fri 20th JanCity, University of London Global Game Jam B
We are hosting a Global Game Jam site at City, University of London!Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations
Fri 20th JanCochlear™ MRI scanning and Cochlear Implants course – London B
The likelihood that a cochlear implant recipient will require an MRI scan at some point in their lives is increasing year on year
Sat 21st JanCoderDojo - Girls Only Dojo - UCL B
CoderDojo London is partnering with UCL Engineering to host the second Girls Only Dojo on Saturday the 21st January 2017 at UCL Bloomsbury Campus
Sat 21st JanEdTech Augmented Reality Hackathon B
The EdTech AR Hackathon is an event in which small teams of developers, designers and AR enthusiasts will gather to challenge their skill against others as they develop an Augmented Reality (AR) exper
Sat 21st JanWords that Travel: Rhythms of Literature B
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Sun 22nd JanDot to Dot London AW 2017 B
Dot to Dot is a biannual design-led tradeshow for independent children's brands
Mon 23rd JanThe Americas in a new age of discovery B
Jago Cooper, Head of the Americas at the British Museum, reveals some of his latest discoveries made during fieldwork on Isla de Mona in the Caribbean
Mon 23rd Jan'Understanding Happiness' launch event B
Join us as The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) launch ‘Understanding Happiness’, a new report on wellbeing and the economy
Mon 23rd JanLondon Innovation Series B
London Innovation Series Future Cities Catapult & Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing top innovators together to work in London, on the future of UK cities and UK citizen services
Mon 23rd JanTeach KS3 Computing - registration of interest. Book to secure a place. Course will cost £160 B
On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence Teach KS3 Computing - registration of interest
Mon 23rd JanLondon Image Processing Meetup - Francis Crick: 3D electron microscopy B
London Image Processing Meetup Francis Crick: 3D electron microscopy
Mon 23rd JanLondon Innovation Series B
Future Cities Catapult, in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is bringing top innovators together to work in London, on the future of UK cities and UK citizen services
Tue 24th JanWomen in Tech Panel Talk B
Birkbeck Careers’ UpScale Programme is delighted to be hosting an inspiring panel talk around Women in Tech
Tue 24th JanInfrastructure Systems Competition Round 2 Briefing & Brokerage Event B
The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss Round 2 of Innovate UK's Infrastructure Systems competition
Tue 24th JanLondon STEM Ambassadors Induction 24/01/2017 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 24th JanDefenx Private Investor Evening B
Defenx plc is hosting a Private Investor event which will include a company presentation discussing the milestones achieved in 2016 and growth plans for 2017, including a networking session with the m
Tue 24th JanWhat Works in Crime Reduction Conference B
A one-day conference for academics, police, practitioners, and all those with an interest in the reduction of crime
Tue 24th JanLunch Hour Lectures - Panel – spotlight on emerging research
Since 1826, we have championed independent thought by attracting and nurturing the world's best minds (Cost: Free to attend. Register your interest to receive )
Tue 24th JanDrones: The Next Game-changer for Development Aid? B
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