Events in and around Islington

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Special Events in over the next 14 days

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
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
Wed 6th JunLord Mayors and Liveries of London B
Learn more about the Guilds of the City of London and the Lord Mayors.
Thu 7th 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)


Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Sun 27th MayThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (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 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

Fri 25th MayFake news and socialism B
Guest speakers: Slavoj Zizek & Miley CyrusThe internet and social media have transformed the landscape of politics, changing the way people share and access information
Fri 25th MayUnmoored Cities: Radical Urban Futures and Climate Catastrophes B
As countless studies have demonstrated, cities are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change
Fri 25th MayA Taste Of Honey at 60 B
A celebration of the groundbreaking play by Shelagh Delaney, an immediate sensation in 1958 for its unflinching portrayals of class, race and sex
Fri 25th MayA Taste Of Honey at 60 B
A celebration of the groundbreaking play by Shelagh Delaney, an immediate sensation in 1958 for its unflinching portrayals of class, race and sex
Fri 25th MayFoodTech - Silicon Roundabout Meetup B
This is an event organized by  Silicon Roundabout meetupThis event is focused on FoodtechWe're meeting at Cocoon Networks
Sun 27th MayGémeaux Quartet & Oliver Wass B
Hear the award-winning harpist Oliver Wass and the Gémeaux Quartet perform an all-French programme featuring Debussy, Caplet and Ravel
Mon 28th MayDavid Shrigley: Fully Coherent Plan B
Spend a bank holiday afternoon with Turner Prize-nominated king of odd, David Shrigley, as he celebrates the release of his new collection of artwork, Fully Coherent Plan
Tue 29th MayOrganised Crime and the Move Towards Legal Markets: Comparative Perspectives B
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Tue 29th MayThe PSA Lecture: Bernadette McAliskey B
In this PSA – British Library Lecture, Bernadette McAliskey explores the way the events and various protest movements of 1968 energised each other, creating both the expectations and opportunities f
Tue 29th MayBentham and the Arts seminar: Carey Young (UCL) B
Carey Young, Lecturer in Fine Art First Speaker Bentham and the Arts seminar: Carey Young (UCL) Dr Tim Causer t
Tue 29th MayAPI for beginners - Coding Workshop Series Part IV B
This workshop is the last one of a series of four: Ruby for beginners  Build your Landing Page in two hours  Git and Github for beginners  API for beginners  If you'd like
Tue 29th MayOpen Office May B
"Research helps us make sure we’re building the right features in the right way, for the right customers
Tue 29th MayLet's talk! B
Are you learning English? Come along and practise speaking with other Londoners in a relaxed and friendly environment
Tue 29th MayNatwest/RBS Code Club - Islington B
What is it? We have started a Code Club aligned with the www
Wed 30th MayHow To Become A Female Leader In Tech B
Zoe Amar Digital is a social enterprise and digital agency who help charities and other nonprofits lead change with confidence, developing strategies which increase their resilience, income and influ
Wed 30th MayDrawings of Discovery: Penguins to Polar Bears B
This event is repeated at 13
Wed 30th MayReintroducing the Niʿmatnāmah Half a Century Later B
The British Library's Niʿmatnāmah brings to life the gastronomic delights, aromas and indulgences of the 16th century Malwa court
Wed 30th MayThe Youth Symposium B
A day of family fun to explore archives, make discoveries, share what you find and enjoy creative workshops
Wed 30th MayMy China Roots B
My China Roots The Ming Ai (London) Institute in collaboration with My China Roots and London Metropolitan Archives would like to invite you to our upcoming Family History Workshop specifically for t
Wed 30th MayProfessor Clare Bambra, Newcastle University B
Professor Clare Bambra, Newcastle University Guest speaker seminar series, academic year: 2017-2018 Floriana Bortolotti +44 (0) 20 3108 6286 | f
Wed 30th MayI'll Be Back - Creative, Ads & A.I B
I’ll Be Back is a monthly meetup for people who are interested in the impact of artificial intelligence on the creative process in the ad industry
Wed 30th MayFinimize for iPhone Launch Party B
Join the party and come celebrate the launch of our iOS app!  The Run Down 6:30pm: Doors open 7:00-7:30pm: App prezi by CEO Max // Community Video Screening 7:30pm+: Drinks and an absolut
Thu 31st MayUCL Public Policy in conversation with Nicola Blackwood B
Want to hear how politicians use science? How science policy is formed and how your research might support decisions in Government? Join us at UCL for a lunchtime conversation with Nicola Blackwood,
Thu 31st MayAppetite: With Ruby Tandoh and Anthony Warner B
Save your appetites for this exploration of what it means to be hungry, and why we eat the things we do with our panel, including author, journalist and cook Ruby Tandoh, professional chef, blogger an
Thu 31st MayHate speech as Political Communication and Practices B
Programme 09:45-10:00: IntroductionDina Matar and Matti Pohjonen 10:00-10:45: KeynoteViolence and the Image of Thought, Professor Brad Evans, Bristol University 10:45-11:00 (break) 11:00-12:45: Pa
Thu 31st MayVoice of the Muslim Brotherhood B
Despite the burgeoning literature about the Muslim Brotherhood movement, there is little information available regarding its most strategic tool - media and communication
Fri 1st JunUnder Her Eye: Women and Climate Change B
'This isn't climate change; it’s EVERYTHING change' – Under Her Eye Ambassador and Speaker Margaret Atwood Booker-prize winning author Margaret Atwood is the headline speaker and ambassador of
Fri 1st JunThe Rebel B
This acclaimed satirical comedy film starring Tony Hancock, George Sanders and Paul Massie tells the story of a downtrodden London office clerk who gives up his job to pursue his dream of being an art
Sat 2nd JunChange Is Coming - How to achieve an anti-austerity Government B
National People's Assembly  2018  For nearly a decade falling living standards has been the reality for the majority
Sat 2nd JunConservation in Focus B
The British Library Centre for Conservation (BLCC) preserves and safeguards our world-class collections


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