Events in and around Soho

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Special Events in over the next 14 days

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
Sun 27th MayArt Deco in Mayfair Walking Tour B
Architectural walk around Mayfair.
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
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.
Thu 31st MayWhere am I? A visual history of London’s street nameplates B
A lecture exploring the rich visual history of London’s street name plates
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.
Sun 3rd JunMonthly open day at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment. (Cost: 5)
Tue 5th JunAt Home in One's Past - Nostalgia as a Political and Cultural Force B
A panel debate will discuss why so many people are feeling disenchanted with the present, and apprehensive about the future - and whether this is encouraging people to look to the past as a time of safety and security.
Tue 5th JunWomen's London: A Tour Guide to Great Lives by Rachel Kolsky B
Stanfords welcomes Rachel Kolsky as she talks about her new book Women’s London: A Tour Guide to Great Lives.
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 JunHow the Rail Industry has to Respond to the Mobile Customer F B
Clare Gilmartin, CEO of Trainline talks about the rise of the mobile consumer for train tickets.
Wed 6th JunAround the World in 80 Trees with Jonathan Drori B
Jonathan Drori talks about his new book Around the World in 80 Trees.
Wed 6th JunColour and the Smaller Eighteenth Century London Townhouse B
Patrick Baty, historian of architectural paint and colour explores the history of ready-mixed paint colours and of analysis of paint used in historic houses like Benjamin Franklin House.
Thu 7th JunExpeRience: A space odyssey B
An evening of hands-on science and a panel discussion, chaired by Dallas Campbell, discussing the science behind science fiction
Thu 7th JunLFA - Identity of the Airport F B
An evening exploring the architecture of the airport.
Thu 7th JunRoyal 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 7th JunLate Debate: Environment Matters B
A festival style event to discuss and explore ways of making London a cleaner, greener, and more liveable city.

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

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 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 JunHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Tue 5th JunSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 5th JunThe 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

Thu 24th MayHMCTS Reform Roadshow for Legal Professionals B
As you will know, we’re modernising our courts and tribunals system to make it more straightforward, accessible and efficient for all
Thu 24th MayThe YTL Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law presents a Book Launch with Dr. Christoph Kletzer's new book 'The Idea of a Pure Theory of Law' B
The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law presents a book launch with Dr
Thu 24th MayThe French Revolution: one year on B
The lecture will take stock of the transformation of French economic policy following the sweeping electoral success of Emmanuel Macron, and appraise its achievements
Thu 24th MayThe ABC of Socialism B
The 's' word is back
Thu 24th MayData Feminism B
How might we draw on feminist critical thought to reimagine data practices and data work? Join us for a public talk with Lauren Klein (Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech) to discuss her recent work o
Thu 24th MayPerceptions of inequality and their links to political instability: The role of data science B
This seminar series features leading scholars and development industry practitioners working in the nexus of data and inequality
Thu 24th MayThe 'F' Word B
Creative Writing Workshop with Akila Richards, a published and award winning writer, poet, spoken word artist and playwright
Thu 24th MayIngredients: Yeast with Nicholas P Money B
Botanist Nicholas P Money believes that to understand yeast is to understand life
Thu 24th MayIngredients: Yeast with Nicholas P Money B
Botanist Nicholas P Money believes that to understand yeast is to understand life
Thu 24th MayYour Voice: A Community Response to Youth Violence - with Vicky Foxcroft MP B
An evening for young people, youth workers, parents, small charities, schools, faith and community groups with Vicky Foxcroft (MP for Lewisham Deptford, chair of the Parliamentary Youth Violence Com
Thu 24th MaySpaces of Terror: From News to Memory B
You are invited to ‘Spaces of terror: from news to memory’, a panel discussion and workshops at King’s College London on the topic of spaces affected by terror
Thu 24th MayRadical Help: transforming the welfare state B
Hilary Cottam talks about her forthcoming book Radical Help: How we can Remake Relationships Between Us and Revolutionise the Welfare State drawing on her ideas of Relational Welfare
Thu 24th MayHousing update: optimising and increasing density – NLA Half-day conference B
With the Mayor committed to protecting the green belt, and the London Plan's big push for the development of smaller sites, how are we optimising and increasing density across the capital? What does
Thu 24th MayReasoning about Trace Vulnerabilities in Ethereum Smart Contracts for Software Engineers! B
Please note: this is a technical deep dive session strictly for software engineers, software architects, DevOps, CTO’s, technical product managers and computer science/software engineering students
Thu 24th MayArtificial Intelligence - UK Symposium on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining 2018 B
Speakers: Dr Huizhi Liang, Department of Computer Science, University of Reading  Representation Learning for Recommender Systems Dr
Thu 24th MayBox World Tour Europe 2018 B
Let's shape the future of work together Box World Tour Europe is the only conference that brings together leaders across every part of the technology sector to define the future of work and show you
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 MayNew London Model Talks B
NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life
Fri 25th MayInterpreting the Renaissance in the 21st century B
What do we mean by the ‘Italian Renaissance’, and is the term still a helpful one when interpreting art from the period? Marking the bicentenary of the birth of Swiss art historian Jacob Burck
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 MayDeath B
‘To philosophize is to learn to die’, writes Michel de Montaigne, in a lineage of death-preoccupied thinkers reaching back to Plato’s Socrates
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 MayDante, Christianity and Islam B
With Alessandro Scafi (The Warburg Institute, University of London) and John Took (UCL) Eleventh encounter of the course designed to explore some of the leading ideas of Dante’s work and their cont
Wed 30th MaySpending To Win - How Governments use Subsidies to win votes and support businesses B
A discussion of how and why governments support businesses using subsidies and tax breaks in an increasingly integrated global economy

 

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