Events in and around Strand

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

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

Thu 23rd FebMachines and Machinations: Panama Canal, Its History and Construction B
Hear about the construction of one of the wonders of the modern world. Leanne has lectured on the Panama Canal for the cruise industry and has been through the locks 17 times.
Thu 23rd FebA style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Neo-Georgian B
Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog. This week Neo-Georgian with Julian Holder and Elizabeth McKellar.
Thu 23rd FebScars of Jutland F B
Join Scott Nolan who uses rarely-seen archive material to explore the treatment of the wounded and the early development of modern plastic surgery.
Thu 23rd FebIn Conversation With Patricia Espinosa B
Patricia Espinosa will be joined by Nicholas Stern and Sam Fankhauser for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities that countries will face as they implement the Paris Agreement.
Thu 23rd FebSouthwark Story - The Wrong Side of the River: Part 2: Dissolution, a Hospital and the Theatre. B
A series of evening talks that uncovers the stories of Southwark and the cathedral at its heart.
Tue 28th FebLiving Without Electricity B
What happens when power, communications, and transport are all disrupted, when shops cannot function, and when most people cannot find out what is happening?
Tue 28th FebBIG projects with Kai-Uwe Bergmann B
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, a partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), will give a special presentation on BIG’s work in London.
Tue 28th FebThe World Reimagined: Americans and human rights B
In this lecture, Mark Bradley explores how changes in US culture and thought from the 1940-70s changed the American idea of what it means to be free.
Tue 28th FebThe Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South B
Universal social policies have the power to reduce inequality and create more cohesive societies. But how can countries in the South deliver universalism?
Tue 28th FebLunch Hour Lectures - Knowledge and law: exploring landscape in the context of wind energy B
This lecture will examine how the legal process for consenting ‘nationally significant’ wind farms shapes our knowledge of landscape.
Wed 1st MarThe Accelerating Universe B
In a hundred and fifty billion years time, our Milky Way will be the only galaxy left in the observable universe.
Wed 1st MarLondon’s Villages: Marylebone B
From secret marriages, a lurking crocodile and London’s first bus route, to an underground river, a one-legged crossing-sweeper and the world’s first consulting detective, Marylebone has some strange tales to tell.
Wed 1st MarExcavating the Great Fire F B
Join Gustav Milne as he discusses his experiences and insights from his work on some of the foremost fire digs.
Wed 1st MarWomen and Religion B
This event explores and celebrates the journey to women’s ordination – examining the wider implications for women’s current and future roles within the Anglican Church and beyond.
Wed 1st MarAusterity, Debt – What Alternatives? B
In this talk, academics and activists will come together around the issues of debt and austerity.
Wed 1st MarWestminster Talks: Prime Ministers and Downing Street from 1735 Until Today: A Uniquely British puzzle B
This lecture will describe the constraints of the physical space in No 10, and how the premiership evolved through four stages over the last 300 years.
Thu 2nd MarGuilty until Proven Innocent B
The issue of Shaken Baby or Natural Cause will be examined, using a case study involving a bereaved parent,
Thu 2nd MarMake your mark - Tristan Manco on street art B
Author and designer Tristan Manco will be uncovering the history of street art,
Thu 2nd MarA style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Post-Modernism B
Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog. This week Post-Modernism with Tim Brittain-Catlin.
Thu 2nd MarDesign for Space F
David Nixon shows for the first time in the UK some of his past space projects carried out in the USA and Europe. (Cost: 0)
Thu 2nd MarLunch Hour Lectures - Adventures in the 7th dimension B
Jason Lotay takes us on a mathematical journey across multiple dimensions, exploring their role in art, science and popular culture.
Thu 2nd MarThe Minds of Whales B
In this dialogue, two internationally recognized whale experts discuss the inner lives of whales.
Thu 2nd MarSouthwark Story - The Wrong Side of the River: Part 3: London Bridge, Industrial Bankside and a new Cathedral B
A series of evening talks that uncovers the stories of Southwark and the cathedral at its heart.
Thu 2nd MarBuilding in glass F B
Gijs Rikken, associate at MVRDV, Rotterdam will present his innovative ideas on designing and building with glass.
Fri 3rd MarMonthly opening of Lambeth Palace's gardens
Monthly opening of the private gardens within Lambeth Palace in the heart of London. (Cost: 5)
Fri 3rd MarThe Great Rift: economic theory and financial disasters…how can we fix the future? B
Mr Kengeter will examine these questions and their implications both for the foundations of economic theory, and for the structure of contemporary financial institutions
Mon 6th MarBritain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience? B
The story of Britain and the EU has been complicated, controversial and ultimately sad. Hear the story and bring your own tissues.
Tue 7th MarThe February Revolution in Russia B
To mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the dilemmas of modern empire and monarchy will be discussed, firstly in general terms and then specifically in terms of Russia.
Tue 7th MarChild Actors on the London Stage B
On 13th of December 1600 Thomas Clifton was on his way to school in the City of London. He never made it.
Tue 7th MarCandle-lit opening at the Sir John Soane's Museum F
An evening in the Sir John Soane's Museum with the rooms lit by candles. (Cost: Free)

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Thu 23rd FebHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Fri 24th FebMonuments to Murder - Smithfield's bloody history
Visit the site of Bartholomew Fair, for over 700 years a byword for misbehaviour and debauchery, (Cost: £7)
Sat 25th FebBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sat 25th FebHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 25th FebHarry Potter Tours in London
Ah, film locations! Where the empheral image on the screen turns into reality! Underfoot and right before our very eyes (Cost: £10)
Sun 26th FebBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Tue 28th FebSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 28th FebMansion House tours
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: £7)
Tue 28th FebHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Tue 28th FebMansion House tours
A weekly guided tour of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: 7)
Wed 1st MarDr. Samuel Johnson Walks
Explore the 18th century London of the writer, critic and lexicographer, Dr Samuel Johnson. (Cost: £5)
Fri 3rd MarMonuments to Murder - Smithfield's bloody history
Visit the site of Bartholomew Fair, for over 700 years a byword for misbehaviour and debauchery, (Cost: £7)
Sat 4th MarBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sat 4th MarHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 4th MarHarry Potter Tours in London
Ah, film locations! Where the empheral image on the screen turns into reality! Underfoot and right before our very eyes (Cost: £10)
Sun 5th MarBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Tue 7th MarSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 7th MarMansion House tours
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: £7)
Tue 7th MarMansion House tours
A weekly guided tour of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: 7)

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Thu 23rd FebNeo4j GraphTalks - London B
  GraphTalks - Leverage the Power of Graphs Join us for a complimentary breakfast seminar that will unveil new business possibilities
Thu 23rd FebUK France Data Summit 2017 B
The UK and France are world leaders in the digitisation of public services and developing a data ecosystem which supports policy makers, corporates and startups using data from across the spectrum of
Thu 23rd FebAccelerator Innovation Network Event B
Accelerator Innovation Network - registration closes on Friday 17 February 2016 at 12:30pm
Thu 23rd FebIGP Director's Seminar | Mark Miodownik | Materials for the 21st Century B
Mark Miodownik is an accomplished materials engineer
Thu 23rd FebScience Innovation Union, London Session 1: WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE YOUR STARTUP A SUCCESS B
In this session participants will learn how to act on your great idea and build your business
Thu 23rd FebA Material Sociology of Markets: the case of "futures lag" in high-frequency trading B
This talk about automated trading will develop the case for an integrated “material sociology” view of markets, as both social institutions and technical systems
Thu 23rd FebLunch Hour Lectures - Cooling babies to protect the brain: one of the success stories for baby care
Professor Nicola J Robertson, UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy, (Cost: Free to attend. Register your interest to receive )
Thu 23rd FebCSRA Conference 2017 B
The CSRA Conference is our annual headline event where you can hear from some great speakers – both LGBT people and allies – working inside and outside the Civil Service
Thu 23rd FebHow the UK Parliament Works: London B
The Houses of Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service holds free sessions for anyone who wants to find out more about how the UK Parliament works, and how to get involved
Thu 23rd FebFaith in Politics? Lessons from the White House B
2016 saw many unexpected developments in the political sphere, from Trump to Brexit and beyond, and it has become all too easy to become cynical and disillusioned with the state of politics today
Thu 23rd FebThe Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-harm B
Self-harm is often thought to be a modern epidemic, associated with new understandings of selfhood and identity, mass media and the internet and the challenges of adolescence
Fri 24th Feb“Changes in the Visible Field Caused by ‘Between-legs’ Viewing and the Psychological Phenomena Associated Therewith” B
Ritsumeikan University is proud to present College of Letters Professor Atsuki Higashiyama’s first overseas lecture since winning the 26th Ig Nobel perception prize last fall
Fri 24th FebTuring Lecture: The Role of Multi-Agent Learning in Artificial Intelligence Research at DeepMind B
The Role of Multi-agent Learning in Artificial Intelligence Research at DeepMind Thore Graepel In computer science, an agent can be thought of as a computational entity that repeatedly perceives the
Fri 24th FebNew 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 24th FebMaking Participation Work B
National Conference The Council for Disabled Children and KIDS are working together to deliver a new national participation programme with disabled children and young people, and children and young p
Sat 25th FebDon't Move, Improve! Design Surgeries - Architect Consultation B
Whatever question you have about an extension you’re looking to embark upon or are progressing with, our wide range of consultants will be on hand to help in 25-minute one-to-one sessions
Sat 25th FebDon't Move, Improve! Design Surgeries - Engineer Consultation B
Whatever question you have about an extension you’re looking to embark upon or are progressing with, our wide range of consultants will be on hand to help in 25-minute one-to-one sessions
Sat 25th FebDon't Move, Improve! Design Surgeries - Interior Designer Consultation B
Whatever question you have about an extension you’re looking to embark upon or are progressing with, our wide range of consultants will be on hand to help in 25-minute one-to-one sessions
Sat 25th FebDon't Move, Improve! Design Surgeries - Landscape Architect Consultation B
Whatever question you have about an extension you’re looking to embark upon or are progressing with, our wide range of consultants will be on hand to help in 25-minute one-to-one sessions
Sat 25th FebDon't Move, Improve! Design Surgeries - Party Wall Surveyor Consultation B
Whatever question you have about an extension you’re looking to embark upon or are progressing with, our wide range of consultants will be on hand to help in 25-minute one-to-one sessions
Sat 25th FebFamily Walking Tour B
Come and discover Bloomsbury with your kids! Join our special Family Walking Tours to hear stories of old London, secret sunken gardens, private squares and Egyptian mummies!This tour begins inside in
Sat 25th FebSmall intervention: big change - Don't Move, Improve! Talk B
With space at a premium in our city, don’t underestimate the effect of recalibratating the layout of your home – resizing rooms for your own needs, or extending out into a narrow space can make al
Sat 25th Feb13th Annual St David's Day Walk B
13th Annual St David's Day Walk (1) 25th February, 10
Sat 25th FebAGM and Conference B
The Labour Movement for Europe AGM and Conference is taking place on the 25th February, at the International Transport Workers Federation House, 49-60 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR London, very close
Mon 27th FebCaught By The River At The Horse Hospital B
Caught by the River announce the first of a series of events at London's Horse Hospital in 2017
Mon 27th FebEurope's Growth Challenge B
Please note this event was originally advertised as taking place Tuesday 7 February in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Tue 28th FebOut in STEM 2017 B
Out in STEM 2017 The Royal Society will celebrate LGBT History Month with a keynote address by Sir Dermot Turing
Tue 28th FebResearch And Enterprise In Engineering B
To give students an overview of the Engineering industry and bring students of different disciplines together to gain a real life experience of what a real day will be like in the industry
Wed 1st MarWednesday Lates: London College of Communication Takeover! B
Explore the exhibition and discover unexpected ways of seeing art and objects: an evening presented by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and London College of Communication BA Illustration and Visual Me
Wed 1st MarThinkNation: Accenture IWD 2017 "How far can you go?" B
Inspired by Accenture's BIG 2017 International Women's Day question “How far can you go?” join young women from across the UK to share their tech stories, drawing on personal experiences - both p

 

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