Events in and around Islington

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


Special Events in over the next 14 days

Thu 22nd FebFutureshocks: systems B
Part of a series of talks exploring technology and our urban futures in partnership with DLA Piper and the Guardian.
Thu 22nd FebLunch Hour Lecture - Understanding sleep and sleeplessness: can science and cultural history be used together? B
So, is it possible to combine science with literary and cultural history to understand sleep better?
Thu 22nd FebThe Turntable Revolution B
Colleen Murphy tracks the groovy story of evolution of the record player, from Edison’s phonograph and Berliner’s Gramophone through to the portable Dansette and the weird and wonderful world audiophile high-end turntables.
Fri 23rd FebCrossrail and the Charterhouse tour B
Designed for those who want to find out more about the medieval history of the site and recent Crossrail excavations.
Mon 26th FebToni Schiff Memorial Lecture: Moving Holocaust Stories F B
Toni Schiff, like many Jews before, during, and after the Second World War, was constantly on the move
Mon 26th FebThe 19th Century Craze for Stereoscopic Photography B
A talk about how Stereoscopic photography rapidly became a worldwide craze after the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Tue 27th FebEverything you know about genetics is wrong B
From strange patterns of inheritance to real life genetic superheroes living amongst us, whose DNA provides them with resilience against serious illnesses, science writer and broadcaster Dr Kat Arney explains what we do and don't know about how our genes work.
Tue 27th Feb21st-Century Magic B
How do modern day witches, druids and pagans find their place in the modern world, adapt (or not) their beliefs and maintain their networks in a world very different from the one in which their belief systems were founded?
Tue 27th FebDon't Write, Make a Record B
The remarkable story of the automatic record booth. Introduced in the 1930s, they allowed anyone at the end of a pier, at a railway station or in a department store to step up to the mic and record.
Wed 28th FebBook Launch: The Participants: The Men of the Wannsee Conference F B
Despite lasting less than two hours, the Wannsee Conference is today understood as a signal episode in the history of the Holocaust, exemplifying the labour division and bureaucratization that made th
Wed 28th FebBoring Talks B
The evening features a selection of expert speakers talking passionately (but not too passionately) about subjects sitting on the intersection between the ubiquitous and the obscure.
Thu 1st MarLunch Hour Lecture - The birds and the bees: animal sex in medieval art B
Professor Mills will highlight some of the surprisingly varied responses to this theme during the Middle Ages.
Sun 4th MarThinking on Sunday: Electromagnetism – May the Force be with You B
Dr Peter Ford MBE asks: Is there any other form of intelligent life out there?
Mon 5th MarGrasping Shadows: The Dark Side in Painting B
What’s in a shadow? Danger and death? Or the vital life-force of whatever object casts it? Are shadows seductive nothings or truth-telling images of repressed sexuality and violence?
Tue 6th MarHeritage and Conservation Areas in London - What next? F
Two speakers from Historic England will review 50 years of Conservation Areas in London. (Cost: 0)
Tue 6th MarLondon Tramways Document Display B
Drop in to view a charming slice of design and social history.
Tue 6th MarWhat if… we wanted all kids to love maths? B
Why do so many of us struggle with maths at school, and what can schools and parents do so that more children grow up enjoying this subject and confident in their use of numbers?
Wed 7th MarPalace, Park and Square: St James's and the Birth of the West End B
Simon Thurley looks into the ingredients that went into making a court quarter there and the way it formed a blueprint for the new West End of London.
Wed 7th MarDaniel Finkelstein and Nick Robinson in conversation at The Wiener Library F B
To mark the publication of the first English translation E. I. Bornsteins 1967 memoir of his experiences during the Holocaust, The Long Night, we are delighted to welcome Daniel Finkelstein and Nick Robinson to The Wiener Library. As descendants of those whose lives were shaped and affected by the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust, Finkelstein and Robinson will reflect upon the state of Holocaust education and commemoration in Britain.
Thu 8th MarThe International Tracing Service and the Legacies of Political Humanitarianism F B
This talk explores the long history of the International Tracing Service (ITS), an agency established by the Western Allies during World War II to locate and reunite persons missing as a course of the hostilities. It tells the story of how states and non- governmental organizations used the humanitarian services of tracing missing victims of the Holocaust that the ITS offered in pursuit of their respective political and social agendas.


Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Sun 25th FebThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Sat 3rd MarFree Saturday Library Tours F B
Join us for a free tour of our Library and Archives, especially if you're researching your family history.
Sun 4th MarThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Sun 4th MarMonthly 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

Thu 22nd FebMarine planning South East: Plan development workshop London B
Iteration 2 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is holding two marine plan development workshops in the south east, you have selected: London: Thursday 22 February, The Wesley Euston Hotel, 9
Thu 22nd FebMaking Games with C# - The Ultimate Introduction B
Join us for an interactive session where you'll learn the basics of programming games in C#!
Thu 22nd FebInaugural Meeting of the London Metabolism Club B
The London Metabolism Club (LMC) provides a platform for promoting basic and applied research on cellular metabolism in health and disease with specific objectives to: - establish a forum for discuss
Thu 22nd FebWestminster Watch: In Conversation with Denis MacShane B
Spring Workshop Week 2017/18Department of Politics, Birkbeck CollegeJoin Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy for a live recording of their podcast, Westminster Watch, with special guest Denis MacShane
Thu 22nd FebGordon Childe Advanced Seminar B
This event will be based around a 'response' to the Gordon Childe Lecture (given by Professor Kristian Kristiansen the evening before) entitled 'Towards a new European Prehistory - genetics, archaeolo
Thu 22nd FebInstitute of Archaeology Gordon Childe Seminar 2018
Kristian Kristiansen, Professor of Archaeology, University of Gothenburg Stephen Shennan (Chair), Professor of Theoretical Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology Andrew Gardner (Participant), (Cost: 0)
Thu 22nd FebAR/VR for Rhino User Group Meeting B
This is the second meeting of our AR/VR for Rhino User Group
Thu 22nd FebUCL CLP: Law’s Lost Empire? Freedom of Speech and the Media in the world of the Internet B
Current Legal Problems Lecture Series 2017-18 Speaker: Prof
Thu 22nd Feb16th Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen International Law Lecture: Professor Dapo Akande B
We are delighted to welcome Professor Dapo Akande to deliver our 16th annual Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen International Law Lecture, held in association with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomac
Thu 22nd FebData Driven Innovation for Healthy Cities B
The internet and the rise of IoT mean that we are producing more data within our cities than ever before
Thu 22nd FebPPC Chat Live: The State of Search B
PPC Chat Live brings together the brightest and best in paid media - with plenty of pizza and beer! Each event explores a different topic within digital advertising, with expert talks from professiona
Fri 23rd FebPostgraduate Dissertation Workshop B
Spring Workshoip Week 2017/18Department of Politics This event is for students taking a dissertation module in 2017/18 as part of a postgraduate programme
Fri 23rd FebConway Hall Book Club – February 2018 B
With two independent publishers – Istros Books and Peter Owen – and a wonderful library on our premises, we thought it a good time for a new literary initiative: a monthly book club for members
Fri 23rd FebThe Politics of Survival: Minority Women, Activism and Austerity in France and Britain B
The Centre for Research on Race and Law presents the launch of 'The Politics of Survival: Minority Women, Activism and Austerity in France and Britain' with authors Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu, an
Fri 23rd FebMost Likely to Succeed: Film Screening and Panel Discussion B
Inspired especially by the model of High Tech High in San Diego, California, where flexible, project-based learning, confidence and collaboration are prized above standardised testing, the film explor
Sat 24th FebPerformance Prompts B
‘Performance Prompts’ is a series of drop in workshops exploring ways of creation for writers, actors, directors, live artists, dancers, choreographers, photographers, singers and anyone with an u
Sat 24th FebRebooting Art, Activism and Archives. No Colour Bar - A Legacy Continues B
No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990, (Guildhall Art Gallery, 2015-2016) examined the impact of Black narratives, through the art, social and political activism of that period
Sat 24th FebUCL MedSoc E&I: MedTech Conference 2018 B
UCL Medical Society Enterprise & Innovation presents a full day ram packed with talks, panels, and networking opportunities! Attend talks from industry experts in Medical Technology and look to t
Sat 24th FebSwing Patrol Winter Ball B
Brrrr… It’s cold outside, so come and dance yourself warm at the Swing Patrol Winter Ball! The Winter Ball is our first Swing ball of the Year, and we’re excited to start it off with a bang!
Sat 24th FebThe Complete Guide to Third Year OSCEs: Everything You Need to Know to Pass! B
“The Complete Guide to Third Year OSCEs: Everything You Need to Know to Pass”
Sat 24th FebCreative Writing Course B
​Green Ink Writers’ Gym is for everyone who wants to write
Sun 25th FebAquinas Piano Trio B
The Aquinas Piano Trio make their debut at Conway Hall, performing a trio of Classic and Romantic gems by Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Brahms
Sun 25th FebJapan Now B
Japan Now looks beyond the clichés to reveal the real country, featuring local writers and international commentators, in exciting conversations across artforms
Mon 26th FebIf... B
What would happen if the world’s financial systems collapsed tomorrow? Ever thought about how earth will look in 200 years? Monzo is building a bank for the 21st century, and we’re not alone in
Mon 26th FebFrom Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy B
Mon 26th Feb1st London Stem Cell Network Symposium - 2018 B
The aim of this symposium is to highlight the wide breadth of stem cell research performed in London and to launch the London Stem Cell Network (LSCN)
Mon 26th Feb4th Annual UCL Lecture on Climate & Human History B
Please be in your seats by 17:55, at which time we will admit queue on door! 4th Annual UCL Lecture on Climate and Human History: Professor Jared Diamond (Department of Geography, University of
Mon 26th FebKamila Shamsie and Penelope Lively present Penguin Women Writers
Penguin Women Writers celebrates the centenary of women getting the vote in Britain (Cost: )
Mon 26th FebDoctoral Students Open Day 2018: 20th & 21st Century Collections B
The British Library holds the world's pre-eminent collection of manuscript, archival, digital and print sources for the study of 20th - and 21st - century Britain and Ireland, in both domestic and int
Mon 26th FebBengali Tantra and Nationalism: John Woodroffe's writings B
At least until the 1970s, Sir John Woodroffe's (1865-1936) editions and studies of Tantric texts have informed both academic scholars and a wider readership


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