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

Sun 20th MayWhy the World Needs A Vagina Museum B
Florence Schechter discusses why she chose to set up the world’s first bricks and mortar vagina museum and the strange reactions she’s received along the way.
Sun 20th MayGreat Garden Fête F
Bringing a fun slice of the countryside to the heart of the largest green space in the City of London  (Cost: 0)
Mon 21st MayGiant Factories and the Making of the Modern World B
Joshua B. Freeman will discuss the history of the large-scale factory as a physical presence and economic and social institution
Wed 23rd May Left to Rot F B
A discussion on tooth decay and medical ethics
Thu 24th May Women on paper: Talk F B
Come and explore how female-led independent publishing, from zines to subverted magazines and art books, is setting new standards for more progressive media.
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
Tue 29th MayQuestioning Kindertransport to France, 1938-1942 F B
This talk will analyze the emergence of French rescue networks during WWII
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 MayWilliam Burroughs' London B
A very rare opportunity to join the capital's chronicler of the counterculture Barry Miles in conversation with historian Frank Rynne on the London life of the beat writer William Burroughs.
Fri 1st Jun"It's Alive!" - The First Two Hundred Years of Frankenstein B
Christopher Frayling takes a look at the history of this character as seen through visual culture.
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.

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Sun 20th MayTheatreland Walking Tour B
Tour of Covent Garden and surrounding areas where you'll discover some of London's rich theatrical history with qualified London Blue Badge Guide and broadcaster Diane Burstein.
Tue 22nd MaySomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 22nd MayThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)
Sat 26th MayHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Tue 29th MaySomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 29th MayThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)
Sat 2nd JunHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Sun 20th MayZoffany Ensemble B
Conway Hall is delighted to welcome back the Zoffany Ensemble as they perform string chamber works by Schubert and Brahms, two emblematic figures of the German Romantic sound
Mon 21st MayThe UN's 'Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework': Actually a 'Contingent Refugee Assistance Project' B
The International Refugee Law Seminar Series, sponsored by the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, provides a public space for discussion, promotion and disse
Mon 21st MayMustafa Dikeç – Urban Rage – A Book Launch with responses from Michael Keith (Oxford University), Nina Power (Roehampton) and Jonathan Rokem (UCL B
Urban Rage provides a timely and incisive examination of contemporary urban unrest that explains why riots will continue until citizens are equally treated and politically included   In the past fe
Mon 21st MayProfessor Sir Roger Jowell Memorial Lecture 2018: Professor Jane Green B
Professor Jane Green will deliver the fifth annual lecture in memory of Professor Sir Roger Jowell which will focus on her research into the 2015 and 2017 British elections
Mon 21st MayReason B
‘Reason’ and ‘knowledge’, and the relationship between them, were major themes in Enlightenment philosophy, and drew the attention of some of the most respected philosophers of the time, inclu
Mon 21st MayNEU Ideas Reading Group: The Education Debate B
Join the NEU Ideas Reading Group for discussion, debate and new ideas on education policy
Mon 21st MayTHE CHALLENGES POSED BY THE FLIGHT OF AIRCRAFT AND FOUNDATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY REGIME B
Carole Blackshaw, Aviation Lawyer -          The paradox of flight and international law -          Chicago Convention 1944 -          Traffic rights and sovereignty of a
Mon 21st MayISCF Audience of the Future - Demonstrator Briefing - London B
The first of the ISCF Audience of the Future challenges launch May 21st 2018
Mon 21st MayISCF Audience of the Future - Design Foundations Competition Briefing - London B
The first of the ISCF Audience of the Future challenges launch May 21st 2018
Mon 21st May Innovation by evolution: bringing new chemistry to life B
Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) Highlight Seminar by Professor Frances Arnold (Caltech), Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioenginnering and Biochemistry Abstract Not satisf
Mon 21st MayLaunch Reception WOMENinSTEM@IC B
Launch Reception of the WOMENinSTEM@IC Group Monday 5-7 pm, 21st May, 2018 We are delighted to launch the official Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Imperial College London group, WOMENinST
Mon 21st MayJewish Deccan Heritage B
Join historian George Michell, a specialist in the architecture of Ancient India, to discover the surprising vestiges of Jewish culture preserved in the cities of Mumbai and Pune, and the important ro
Mon 21st MayGreece Out of Crisis? building a competitive economy B
As attention turns to Greece’s economic path after the conclusion of its third ‘bailout’, the event will discuss the strategy and priorities it should follow to sustain its recovery
Tue 22nd MayFree speech on trial:journalists,writers & academics under attack in Turkey B
The Foreign Policy Centre, Article 19 and Reporters Without Borders are organising an important seminar to shine a spotlight on the challenges against free speech in Turkey
Tue 22nd MayImmigration Post Brexit B
Dear Friends, The Bow Group is delighted to invite you to attend a discussion on 'Immigration Post Brexit
Tue 22nd MayII Seminar Energy and Infrastructure in Brazil: Brazil's Renewables Market B
King’s Brazil Institute and Lex Anglo-Brasil invite scholars, practitioners and industry for the second edition of the ‘Seminar Energy and Infrastructure in Brazil’, to be held on 22 May (5pm-7p
Tue 22nd MayCreativity in Personalised Medicine B
Creativity in Personalised Medicine  
Tue 22nd MayProject Management SG - High Performing Conversations B
Get your projects delivered, one conversation at a time
Tue 22nd MayEmmanuelle de Champs (Cergy-Pointoise) - Bentham and Dumont on Taste and Literature B
Emmanuelle de Champs, Professeure d'histoire et civilisation britannique, Cergy-Pointois Bentham and the arts seminar Dr Tim Causer +44 (0)20 3549 5626 | t
Tue 22nd MayKnowledge in Education: Why philosophy matters B
Jan Derry, Professor of the Philosophy of Education, UCL Institute of Education, When practical questions in education are pursued rigorously, they typically lead to philosophical enquiry, into the na
Tue 22nd MayAnnual Open Meeting 2018 B
Meet the Ombudsman Annual Open Meeting 2018 Agenda 11
Tue 22nd MayIndian Suffragettes: female identities and transnational networks B
Dr Sumita Mukherjee looks at the activities of Indian campaigners for the female vote in Asia, Europe, USA, Britain and other parts of the British Empire, and how they had an impact on campaigns in th
Tue 22nd MayWorking Wetlands B
The great promise of natural capital thinking is that money can be better targeted to create economic value if the benefits of investing in nature are properly valued
Tue 22nd MayWorldRemit Londroid B
his month we have Londroid at WorldRemit, where we get together for a couple of talks, food and drink, and a chance to network and socialize with fellow engineers
Tue 22nd MayWomen Leading in AI Conference 2018 B
Artificial Intelligence is changing the world
Tue 22nd MayAmnesty International's Salil Shetty on Decolonising Human Rights B
Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will explore the decolonisation of human rights
Tue 22nd MayASHRAE London & SE - Technical Program - High Performance Building Chilled Water Designs Along with Using Cold and Hot Water Recovery B
The ASHRAE London and South East Chapter is pleased to invite you to their next technical seminar
Tue 22nd MayGravitational waves: this is how the universe sounds! B
Alicia Sintes in conversation with Juan Valiente Kroon How does the universe sound? Could we look at our universe using new powerful ‘goggles’? How can we characterise disturbances in the fabric
Tue 22nd MayBrexit and the island of Ireland B
The UK in a Changing Europe would like to invite you to its Brexit and Northern Ireland conference which brings together leading experts and key figures from British, Northern Irish and Irish politi
Wed 23rd MayUnelected Power: the quest for legitimacy in central banking and the regulatory state B
Central bankers pull the levers of our economic well-being

 

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