Events in and around Picadilly

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

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

Wed 21st FebBeveridge in Context: reconstruction planning during the Second World War and after B
Academics from the Department of International History at LSE will reassess the 1942 Beveridge Report in the light of German, American, and British planning for reconstruction after World War II.
Wed 21st FebLunchtime Lecture: What's so great about the Eiffel Tower? B
Jonathan Glancey examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the history of world architecture.
Wed 21st FebTrump: How to understand an unconventional President B
Join an expert panel as they dissect the triumphs and pitfalls of Trump’s first year in charge.
Wed 21st FebThe Future of Surveillance Cameras in the UK F B
A public question and answer session on the future of surveillance cameras in the UK
Thu 22nd FebThe Future of Work B
This panel session debatea what Beveridge 2.0 would involve for work and how work could change in the future, to provoke a broader discussion on what is happening with work today.
Thu 22nd FebThe Future of Ageing B
This panel discusses how ageing could come to dominate the giant issue of health and social care, and potentially all areas of the welfare state.
Thu 22nd FebBlueprint for Welfare? The Beveridge Report and the Making of the Welfare State B
The lecture will review the content and context of the Beveridge Report and explain why it is of enduring importance.
Thu 22nd FebPrecarious States: political economies of care B
Where is welfare now coming from? What can anthropological research bring to debates about a new social contract for the 21st century?
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 FebBig Ben: ticking through time F B
A new series of free morning talks on Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower will be held monthly.
Fri 23rd Feb Tea Time at China Exchange: A market celebrating all things tea F
Join us at tea market to celebrate all things tea, from tea pots and tea leaves, to books and decorative items, so join us and find your favourite cuppa. (Cost: 0)
Fri 23rd FebUK’s Military Tracked Vehicles, Past, Present and Future F B
Hear Dr Marcus Potter from BAE Systems explain how tracked military vehicles have evolved to meet current needs.
Fri 23rd FebRiverBlue: can fashion save the planet? B
The film explores the links between consumption of fast fashion in the West and its production in developing countries, with knock on effects on water pollution.
Sat 24th Feb Tea Time at China Exchange: A market celebrating all things tea F
Join us at tea market to celebrate all things tea, from tea pots and tea leaves, to books and decorative items, so join us and find your favourite cuppa. (Cost: 0)
Sat 24th Feb Battle of Tea Time B
Join us for a light-hearted, but none-the-less competitive, debate between Team GB and Team China to determine which nation is the king of tea time.
Sun 25th Feb Tea Time at China Exchange: A market celebrating all things tea F
Join us at tea market to celebrate all things tea, from tea pots and tea leaves, to books and decorative items, so join us and find your favourite cuppa. (Cost: 0)
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 FebKate Malone: Creative Faith B
Kate Malone, ceramic artist and judge on BBC Two’s 'The Great British Pottery Throw Down', will discuss her attitude and approach towards creativity in this special one-off talk at the V&A.
Tue 27th FebThe Over-Analysers' Book Club presents: The Lord of the Rings B
Six performers from the worlds of reading, writing, publishing, academia and comedy will over-analyse the same classic book, each taking a different entertaining angle.
Tue 27th FebThe Vision of Empowerment: popular feminism and popular misogyny B
In this talk, Sarah Banet-Weiser will discuss the ways in which contemporary popular feminism re-imagines and re-directs what "empowerment" means for girls and women
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.
Wed 28th FebCrime and Global Justice B
Daniele Archibugi and Alice Pease offer an analysis of the successes and shortcomings of the global justice system from 1945 to the present day.
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 FebLunchtime Lecture: Ceramics, Speedos and Kites, Oh My! B
Discover the art of Peter Travis AM, gay designer and ceramicist
Wed 28th FebOn the Buses and Going Underground B
What's it actually like to be a bus driver? Why do London bus numbers make no sense? Was the tube always this bad?
Thu 1st MarSecret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk B
Sarah Dunant, Bettany Hughes and Suzannah Lipscomb provide a unique opportunity to discover history’s hidden stories.
Thu 1st MarRoyal College of Physicians: Museum Lates F
Discover truly remarkable – but surprisingly little known – collections, featuring everything from artworks to scarce anatomical preparations and ext (Cost: 0)
Thu 1st MarBrexit: what next? B
Hilary Benn will speak about the Brexit negotiations and the future of the UK-EU relations.
Thu 1st MarStorstrm - the world's most humane prison B
An evening talk with project architects C.F. Møller, Marianne Levinsen Landskab and the director of the Prison Reform Trust on the most talked about architectural projects of 2017 – Storstrøm Prison.
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.

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Sat 24th FebHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Tue 27th FebSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 27th FebThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)
Wed 28th FebNew London Neighbourhood Tour - Covent Garden B
A new walk for 2017, join NLA as we explore one of London’s most exciting and densely populated residential, retail and office neighbourhoods, anchored around one of London’s most visited sites, C
Sat 3rd MarHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 3rd Mar All that Jazz! - Walking Tour B
This walk explores nearly 100 years of jazz history in the West End, from the arrival of the first Americans in 1919 and the development of Jazz in Britain during the interwar years, stopping at many
Sun 4th MarCovent Garden Photography Walk B
Brush up your photography with a Covent Garden photography walk.
Tue 6th MarSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 6th MarThe 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 21st FebLondon North Branch - Disrupt IT! B
Speaker: Paul Armstrong, Founder, HERE/FORTH “In ten years’ time, almost 40% of the world’s top companies won’t exist in any meaningful way
Wed 21st FebTHE FUTURE OF SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS B
QUESTION TIME EVENT: THE FUTURE OF SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CRISP is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a Question Time themed event on the future of surveillance cameras in the UK
Wed 21st FebJulian Barnes: in conversation with Hermione Lee B
Julian Barnes is one of the most acclaimed writers of fiction and essays at work today
Wed 21st FebThe Blake Society presents: Divine Madness - The Visions of William Blake B
Composer Graham Treacher will be joined by leading Blake Scholar Jason Whittaker to unpick Blake’s visionary texts Milton and Jerusalem and the process through which Treacher has translated these into music.
Wed 21st FebWorkshop Week Staff Debate: Fake News and Alternative Facts B
Spring Workshop Week 2017/18Department of Politics Staff debate with Professor Rosie Campbell, Dr Andrew Fugard and more to be announced
Wed 21st FebThe Sir Ernst Chain Lecture 2018: Professor Christopher M. Dobson B
This event is free to attend Professor Christopher M Dobson, FRS, FMedSci, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology at the University of Cambridge, and Master of St John’s
Wed 21st FebLessons for the Future of Africa’s Wildlife & Communities B
The 20-year-old partnership between Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and neighbouring Il Ngwesi Maasai community provides critical lessons for the future of wildlife conservation across Kenya and beyon
Wed 21st FebKJuris Seminar with Andrei Marmor B
KJuris Seminar with Andrei Marmor, Cornell University The King's Legal Philosophy Workshop, directed by Professor Lorenzo Zucca and Dr Ori Herstein is a forum devoted to discussing works in progr
Wed 21st FebDevelopments in the Study of Politics (21 February 2018) B
The purpose of this event is to offer an opportunity to A-level politics teachers to be taught by established academic specialists in fields that are included in the revised Politics and Government A-
Wed 21st FebCombatting the Five Giants in 21st Century European Welfare States B
A distinguished panel discusses the most promising European welfare state reforms to combat Beveridge's social evils, presented in a video by European Institute students
Wed 21st FebEducation and the Giant of Ignorance B
Ignorance, though one of the Giants, was barely mentioned in the Beveridge Report, but addressed by the 1944 Education Act and 1963 Robbins Report
Wed 21st FebWriting Fiction to Dramatise Inequality B
How can literature reach audiences in ways that social science research about inequality can’t? How can narratives about fictional characters dramatise lived experiences of social inequality – and
Wed 21st FebIs Higher Education Good for You? B
There is increasing evidence from the UK and the US to show that higher education is associated with less happiness and more inequality
Wed 21st FebFendercare Marine IP Week Brunch B
You are invited! Fendercare Marine invites you to our IP Week Brunch on Wednesday 21 February where we will be serving a selection of pastries, breakfast rolls, teas, coffees and juices between 09:0
Wed 21st FebPaul Graham - a shimmer of possibility B
a shimmer of possibility is regarded as one of the defining photography books of the 21st century
Wed 21st FebBookMachine Unplugged: Talking Production B
BookMachine Unplugged: Talking Production The new rules for print production: smart, scalable and responsible Book production in 2018 means being more flexible
Wed 21st FebFrom the Sinai to Kuwait: The Significance of Britain's Desert Empire B
Between the two world wars, small groups of British officers were sent to ‘bring under administration’ the desert frontiers and nomadic societies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Peni
Wed 21st FebBartlett International Lecture Series Spring 2018
The Bartlett School of Architecture International Lecture Series welcomes renowned speakers from around the world (Cost: Free )
Wed 21st FebInnovation in the Microbiome B
From its use in fermentation to make beer and bread, to its role in infectious diseases and the creation of antibiotics, microbiology has captivated interest for millennia
Wed 21st FebForgotten Fiction Book Club: Frenemies
Forgotten Fiction is a monthly bookclub where we travel back in time to rediscover 'lost' literary gems of the 20th Century (Cost: )
Wed 21st FebLEAP UK’s Podcast Presents: Johann Hari, Gail Porter, Hattie Gladwell
Join us for another LEAP UK live Stop and Search podcast recording (part of Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces Network) with author and journalist Johann Hari (Cost: )
Wed 21st FebGordon Childe Lecture: ‘Towards a new European Prehistory - genetics, archaeology and language dispersals’ B
Professor Kristian Kristiansen (University of Gothenburg), will give our Gordon Childe Lecture entitled ‘Towardsa new European Prehistory - genetics, archaeology and language dispersals’
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 FebPromoting democracy: past and present lessons for Iran, Egypt and beyond B
How can the past - even the ancient past - help democracy advocates understand the societies they are working in? Mariam Memarsadeghi, Iranian-American human rights and democracy advocate and co-foun
Thu 22nd FebAn Audience with Dr Nathan Myhrvold: How Invention Can Spur Development? B
Former Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, and polymath, Dr Nathan Myhrvold is in London, for a unique and exclusive audience
Thu 22nd FebLight & Cognition B
Join us on the 22nd of February for an event collaboration between SageGlass and The Centric Lab
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 FebHACK::SOHO – February Edition B
“SCADA and Mobile Security in the Internet of Things Era” was recently released
Thu 22nd FebThe YTL Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law presents a symposium with Sir Noel Malcolm B
The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law presents a symposium with Sir Noel Malcolm on his latest book, 'Human Rights and Political Wrongs'

 

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