Events in and around St James

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

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

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
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
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.

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

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 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

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
Wed 23rd MayBREXIT – THE POSSIBLE IMPACT ON AVIATION B
AVAILABLE TO DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT AVIATION DIRECTORATE STAFF ONLY Dr Barry Humphreys, BKH Aviation, Formerly Head of Air Services Policy, Civil Aviation Authority - Market access - Safety reg
Wed 23rd MayPwC Scale | GovTech Executive Evening B
Join PwC at the Scale | GovTech Executive Evening on Wednesday 23rd of May
Wed 23rd MayTHE SUSTAINABILITY IMPERATIVE B
AVAILABLE TO DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT AVIATION DIRECTORATE STAFF ONLY Prof Callum Thomas, Chair of Sustainable Aviation, Manchester Metropolitan University - Social and economic benefits of aviation -
Wed 23rd MayGeological Society London May Public Lecture – Evening B
Could we ever know how dinosaurs thought or behaved? David Norman, Cambridge University  The last non-avian dinosaur trod the Earth about 66 million years ago, therefore the task of researching su
Wed 23rd MayInaugural Institute of Ophthalmology Post-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Symposium B
The first IoO Post-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Symposium will take place at ICH (the Institute of Child Health) on the 23rd of May, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedica
Wed 23rd MayViolence against women and girls: reason to hope? B
What hope is there for ending violence against women in the City, nationally and around the world? Currently in the UK, two women are killed by a current or former partner and around the world one in
Wed 23rd MayTechnology and Sport B
As we saw at WiTT's January “Technology in Fashion” event, technology has an increasingly important role in many industries and sectors
Wed 23rd MayMore Than Economic Growth: Promoting Sustainable Development B
Conference: More Than Economic Growth - Overcoming the Challenges of Promoting Sustainable Development  The Sustainable Development Programme (https://www
Wed 23rd Maybuilding up not out B
There are prospects for a revolution in permitted development rules enabling building owners to exploit air rights – both in the NPPF and the Draft London Plan now out for consultation
Wed 23rd MayKnowledge Capital: Curator led tour B
Curator led tour of NLA’s Knowledge Capital exhibition, examining the transformation of London’s education and medical sector
Wed 23rd Mayitelli2018 Conference B
Join us at #itelli2018 on Wednesday 23rd May 2018, at the impressive QE II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, and benefit from a day packed full of inspiring keynotes, new user workshops, a r
Wed 23rd MayGeological Society London May Public Lecture - Matinee B
Could we ever know how dinosaurs thought or behaved? David Norman, Cambridge University  The last non-avian dinosaur trod the Earth about 66 million years ago, therefore the task of researching su
Wed 23rd MayThe Great Security Debate: Offence vs Defence B
Join us at The Great Security Debate on Wednesday 23 May to watch a team of Hackers go head-to-head against a team of Security Engineers

 

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