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

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
Tue 29th MayThe Riddle of Ancient Sparta: Unwrapping an Enigma B
This lecture seeks to shed light rather than heat, by assessing just how odd (different, exceptional, peculiar) Sparta really might have been.
Tue 29th MayComputers and Warfare B
Computers are changing warfare profoundly because military strategy has always been geographically based but there are no borders in cyberspace.
Tue 29th MayHolborn Viaduct B
Lester Hillman, an infrastructure planner, explores the colourful story.
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.
Wed 30th MayRussia After Communism B
What is Russia’s place in the world now? And what does the turbulence of the last 25 years tell us about where it is heading?
Thu 31st MayRum Tasting Evening B
Unique rum tasting event aboard Francis Drake's ship, The Golden Hinde. Chance to explore rums at this amazing historical venue.
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
Thu 31st MayThe Collections of the Cumings: the World in Walworth B
Find out more about this family and the collections in this talk by Judy Aitken, curator.
Sun 3rd JunArt Deco in Bond Street Walking Tour B
Luxury and Leisure in the Fast Lane.
Sun 3rd JunArt Deco in Bond Street Walking Tour B
Luxury and Leisure in the Fast Lane.
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 JunBoffins, Beards, and B-Movies F
An illustrated story of science stereotypes from Socrates to Sci-fi – an exploration of the portrayal of scientists in fiction. (Cost: 0)
Wed 6th JunLord Mayors and Liveries of London B
Learn more about the Guilds of the City of London and the Lord Mayors.
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.
Wed 6th JunArms and the Woman: The Heraldry of Women Parliamentarians (Women: Work & Power) B
This illustrated presentation by Dr Duncan Sutherland will mark the sixtieth anniversary of women’s admission to the House of Lords by examining coats of arms granted to notable women peers and MPs.
Thu 7th JunA summer of architecture: a season of events exploring medicine and architecture B
This summer be inspired by a building that represents ‘the best architecture of its time anywhere in the world’ and intrigued by medicine’s relationship with the built environment! Join a season of events including a free museum late, an architectural tour, a panel discussion and an architectural photography workshop.
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)

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

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)
Sat 2nd JunFree Saturday Library Tours F B
With an experienced tour guide, our Tours are for people interested in social history or family history, wanting to find out what's in our Library and Archives.
Sun 3rd JunThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Mon 4th JunWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)
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)
Thu 7th JunWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)
Sat 9th JunHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sun 10th JunThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Mon 11th JunWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

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
Please note that this booking is through the 3rd party service Eventbrite and by making this booking you are a customer of Eventbrite
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 MayLet's talk! B
Are you learning English? Come along and practise speaking with other Londoners in a relaxed and friendly environment
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
Wed 30th MayWhat can be said, can be said clearly? The role of ontologies in DH B
UCLDH Susan Hockey Lecture 2018, with Carlo Meghini UCLDH are delighted to welcome Carlo Meghini as our speaker for the 2018 Susan Hockey Lecture
Wed 30th MayImmigrant Entrepreneurship post Brexit B
In the wake of the Windrush Scandal and ongoing uncertainty around immigration post Brexit, it is a good time to have an open constructive dialogue on immigration
Wed 30th MayHow To Become A Female Leader In Tech B
Zoe Amar Digital is a social enterprise and digital agency who help charities and other nonprofits lead change with confidence, developing strategies which increase their resilience, income and influ
Wed 30th MayThe Terms of the World's Trade B
This event will address an important topic that has been receiving close review and has been at the forefront of both politics and business: trade
Wed 30th MayDrawings of Discovery: Penguins to Polar Bears B
This event is repeated at 13
Wed 30th MayReintroducing the Niʿmatnāmah Half a Century Later B
The British Library's Niʿmatnāmah brings to life the gastronomic delights, aromas and indulgences of the 16th century Malwa court
Wed 30th MayThe Youth Symposium B
A day of family fun to explore archives, make discoveries, share what you find and enjoy creative workshops
Wed 30th MayMy China Roots B
My China Roots The Ming Ai (London) Institute in collaboration with My China Roots and London Metropolitan Archives would like to invite you to our upcoming Family History Workshop specifically for t
Wed 30th MayGovernment Art Collection lunchtime tour - 30 May 2018 B
You can visit our London premises by booking onto one of our tours
Wed 30th MayThe World (Wide Web) through an App: The Challenges of Smartphone Users in the Global South B
The World (Wide Web) through an App: The Challenges of Smartphone Users in the Global SouthElisa Oreglia (King's College London) In recent years, small networks of traders have started to bring cheap
Wed 30th MayTales of One City: London New Writers Evening B
Join us for a night on the town as we showcase three debut authors each with a fresh take on life in our city
Wed 30th MayProfessor Clare Bambra, Newcastle University B
Professor Clare Bambra, Newcastle University Guest speaker seminar series, academic year: 2017-2018 Floriana Bortolotti +44 (0) 20 3108 6286 | f
Wed 30th MayI'll Be Back - Creative, Ads & A.I B
I’ll Be Back is a monthly meetup for people who are interested in the impact of artificial intelligence on the creative process in the ad industry
Wed 30th MayFinimize for iPhone Launch Party B
Join the party and come celebrate the launch of our iOS app!  The Run Down 6:30pm: Doors open 7:00-7:30pm: App prezi by CEO Max // Community Video Screening 7:30pm+: Drinks and an absolut
Thu 31st MayThe YTL Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law presents a Book Launch with Dr. Adam Etinson's new book 'Human Rights: Moral or Political?' B
The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law presents a book launch with Dr
Thu 31st MayUCL Public Policy in conversation with Nicola Blackwood B
Want to hear how politicians use science? How science policy is formed and how your research might support decisions in Government? Join us at UCL for a lunchtime conversation with Nicola Blackwood,
Thu 31st MayEnergy related financial literacy, bounded rationality and the energy efficiency gap B
There is evidence that many individuals make suboptimal investment decisions when the benefits and costs associated with that decision are distributed over time
Thu 31st MayOutdoor Film Screening - Women Worker’s Rights and the Suffragette Movement B
To celebrate London History Day, as part of the Courage and Communities project, the KinoVan will be coming to Guildhall Yard
Thu 31st MayAppetite: With Ruby Tandoh and Anthony Warner B
Save your appetites for this exploration of what it means to be hungry, and why we eat the things we do with our panel, including author, journalist and cook Ruby Tandoh, professional chef, blogger an
Thu 31st MayWargaming Future Conflict between NATO and Russia B
The Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College London will present the results of two unclassified strategic gaming events held at the UK Defence Academy in May 2017 and February 2018
Thu 31st MayHate speech as Political Communication and Practices B
Programme 09:45-10:00: IntroductionDina Matar and Matti Pohjonen 10:00-10:45: KeynoteViolence and the Image of Thought, Professor Brad Evans, Bristol University 10:45-11:00 (break) 11:00-12:45: Pa
Thu 31st MayVoice of the Muslim Brotherhood B
Despite the burgeoning literature about the Muslim Brotherhood movement, there is little information available regarding its most strategic tool - media and communication
Thu 31st MayDAEMON VOICES - Philip Pullman talks about the art & craft of storytelling B
The 2018 Annual Lecture will be given by the President of the Blake Society Philip Pullman

 

Sign up for my free weekly email newsletter

Sample Issue