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

Sun 19th FebIs the writing on the wall for liberal democracy?
The writing may just be on the wall not only for liberalism but also the associated blend of democracy. (Cost: 3)
Mon 20th FebVideo games and politics B
Video games: a series of talks exploring the relationship between video games, history, politics and art.
Tue 21st FebRespecting and Transcending Nature B
One of the most distinctive characteristics of human beings is their capacity to alter their environments through technology
Tue 21st FebThe Fight for Beauty: Our path to a better future B
Fiona Reynolds proposes to inspire us through the beauty of the world around us.
Wed 22nd FebLong Live Queen James! B
Adults-only evening at Banqueting House exploring the stories of King James I and his male favourites. Featuring live performance, talks, demonstrations, music and drinking.
Wed 22nd FebUrbanisation in China – Patterns and Governance B
China’s urban population is growing every year by 20 million - roughly a city the size of London and Paris combined together.
Wed 22nd FebConcrete Elegance F B
The first event in the Concrete Elegance 2017 series displays the scope and diversity of concrete facades.
Thu 23rd FebMachines and Machinations: Panama Canal, Its History and Construction B
Hear about the construction of one of the wonders of the modern world. Leanne has lectured on the Panama Canal for the cruise industry and has been through the locks 17 times.
Thu 23rd FebA style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Neo-Georgian B
Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog. This week Neo-Georgian with Julian Holder and Elizabeth McKellar.
Thu 23rd FebScars of Jutland F B
Join Scott Nolan who uses rarely-seen archive material to explore the treatment of the wounded and the early development of modern plastic surgery.
Thu 23rd FebIn Conversation With Patricia Espinosa B
Patricia Espinosa will be joined by Nicholas Stern and Sam Fankhauser for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities that countries will face as they implement the Paris Agreement.
Thu 23rd FebKiller Clowns: Moral Panic And Urban Myth B
Scott Wood, host of the London Fortean Society attempts to dissect these clowns and unravel how it came about.
Thu 23rd FebSouthwark Story - The Wrong Side of the River: Part 2: Dissolution, a Hospital and the Theatre. B
A series of evening talks that uncovers the stories of Southwark and the cathedral at its heart.
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 FebBIG projects with Kai-Uwe Bergmann B
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, a partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), will give a special presentation on BIG’s work in London.
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?
Tue 28th FebLunch Hour Lectures - Knowledge and law: exploring landscape in the context of wind energy B
This lecture will examine how the legal process for consenting ‘nationally significant’ wind farms shapes our knowledge of landscape.
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.
Wed 1st MarWestminster Talks: Prime Ministers and Downing Street from 1735 Until Today: A Uniquely British puzzle B
This lecture will describe the constraints of the physical space in No 10, and how the premiership evolved through four stages over the last 300 years.
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 MarDesign for Space F
David Nixon shows for the first time in the UK some of his past space projects carried out in the USA and Europe. (Cost: 0)
Thu 2nd MarLifts, Locks and Stanches
Ivan will explain how staunches, lifts and locks are used in a variety of situations to move boats uphill. (Cost: 4)

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Sun 19th FebBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sun 19th FebBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Take a 45 minute guided tour of this subterranean Roman archaeological site.
Tue 21st FebMansion House tours
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: £7)
Tue 21st FebHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Tue 21st FebMansion House tours
A weekly guided tour of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: 7)
Tue 21st FebSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Wed 22nd FebNew London Neighbourhood Tour - West End B
World famous for it’s theatres, retail and night life, discover London’s West End as it undergoes massive transformation and new placemaking projects.
Thu 23rd FebHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
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)
Sat 25th FebHarry 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 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 MarHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 4th MarHarry 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 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.

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Mon 20th FebSussex Modernism: Curator Tour B
Join Sussex Modernism curator Dr
Tue 21st FebFamily History Workshop: Wills and How to Find Them B
Wills can be the most revealing of all family history records, reflecting the feelings and aspirations of your ancestors and revealing family relationships
Tue 21st FebLondon STEM Ambassadors Induction 21/02/2017 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 21st FebMuckle Mouth B
Muckle Mouth returns with French vocal trio Tartin De Clous and performance art duo Lunatraktors for an evening tracing the outer edges of traditional song, balladry and performance
Tue 21st FebCity Analytics in Partnership with Royal Society Open Science Journal B
NOTE: Registration for the event is compulsory; please book to ensure a space
Tue 21st Febtrefor.net VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop plus FREE Beer & Curry B
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Tue 21st FebLunch Hour Lectures - The Battle Within: mobilising our immune system to fight cancer
Dr Sergio Quezada, UCL Cancer Institute For more than 100 years scientist have attempted to use the immune system to control cancer (Cost: Free to attend. Register your interest to receive )
Tue 21st FebSustainable Development Goals and Global Economic Governance - Prof Jeffrey Sachs B
Jeffrey D
Tue 21st FebA Progressive Alliance: The Alternative? B
As it comes to look increasingly like hard Brexit for Britain, what is the future for progressive politics? One suggestion has been for an electoral alliance on the Left bringing together the Greens,
Tue 21st FebBOOK LAUNCH: Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain B
Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain: Other Worlds of Labour in the Twentieth Century   With introductory talks by:   Tristram Hunt MP Professor Peter Ackers Dr Alastair Reid   Profes
Tue 21st FebSamuel Taylor Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and Poetic Technique B
In the line, 'The Western wave was all aflame', the 'Western wave' refers to the sea
Wed 22nd FebTeach A level computing. Algorithms and Data Structures. Five twilights on Wednesdays at King's College London £100 B
On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence Teach A level computing
Wed 22nd FebLet's Talk JavaScript Frameworks B
Join us for this FREE and lively event in London to discuss the latest topics in JavaScript Frameworks (topics TBC)
Wed 22nd FebCareers for autistic adults – IT and Compliance B
Do you have an autism spectrum diagnosis? Are you interested in a career that focuses on your individual skills and strengths? Birkbeck Upscale and Auticon are inviting you to an information evening
Wed 22nd FebGoogle Cloud Connect London Meetup @ Gett B
The schedule will continue to be updated as we secure speakers and topics
Wed 22nd FebYoung CEDA Seminar - Developing the Thames and Implications for Dredging B
This Young CEDA event is open to all and is a free event
Wed 22nd FebGame Over - The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis | Book presentation and discussion with the author, Mr George Papaconstantinou B
Book launch of 'Game Over – The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis' by George Papaconstantinou Speaker: George Papaconstantinou, Former Greek Finance Minister Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone,
Wed 22nd FebJustice Online: Just as Good? B
Early in 2016, the criminal and civil courts of England and Wales embarked on a modernisation programme aimed at reforming procedures that have survived for centuries
Thu 23rd FebNeo4j GraphTalks - London B
  GraphTalks - Leverage the Power of Graphs Join us for a complimentary breakfast seminar that will unveil new business possibilities
Thu 23rd FebUK France Data Summit 2017 B
The UK and France are world leaders in the digitisation of public services and developing a data ecosystem which supports policy makers, corporates and startups using data from across the spectrum of
Thu 23rd FebAccelerator Innovation Network Event B
Accelerator Innovation Network - registration closes on Friday 17 February 2016 at 12:30pm
Thu 23rd FebIGP Director's Seminar | Mark Miodownik | Materials for the 21st Century B
Mark Miodownik is an accomplished materials engineer
Thu 23rd FebSouth London Anaesthetists Regional Study Day B
8:45–9:00  Introduction to SOBA / HANA 9:00-9:30   Preop Assessment for Bariatric Patients Dr Lionel Davis Consultant Anaesthetist, Barts and The London 9:30-10:00  Perioperative Management fo
Thu 23rd FebScience Innovation Union, London Session 1: WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE YOUR STARTUP A SUCCESS B
In this session participants will learn how to act on your great idea and build your business
Thu 23rd FebThe Water Poet Big Boozy Pub Quiz B
We'rrrrrrrrrrre BACK! Join us for the first 'Thirsty Thursdays' booze up of the year at The Water Poet Big Boozy Pub Quiz -raising money for charity whilst having (quite) a few beverages in our light
Thu 23rd FebA Material Sociology of Markets: the case of "futures lag" in high-frequency trading B
This talk about automated trading will develop the case for an integrated “material sociology” view of markets, as both social institutions and technical systems
Thu 23rd FebLunch Hour Lectures - Cooling babies to protect the brain: one of the success stories for baby care
Professor Nicola J Robertson, UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy, (Cost: Free to attend. Register your interest to receive )
Thu 23rd FebHow the UK Parliament Works: London B
The Houses of Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service holds free sessions for anyone who wants to find out more about how the UK Parliament works, and how to get involved
Fri 24th Feb“Changes in the Visible Field Caused by ‘Between-legs’ Viewing and the Psychological Phenomena Associated Therewith” B
Ritsumeikan University is proud to present College of Letters Professor Atsuki Higashiyama’s first overseas lecture since winning the 26th Ig Nobel perception prize last fall
Fri 24th FebAfrican Healthcare Challenge 2017 B
The 2017 African Healthcare Challenge is an intense, fun and high energy weekend event

 

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