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

Fri 20th JanWitness to our Times: Joan Bakewell with Peter Hennessy B
An evening with journalist and broadcaster, Joan Bakewell.
Fri 20th JanDispelling the myths of Turner B
Join author Franny Moyle as she casts new light on the man himself.
Mon 23rd JanThe Rise and Fall of the Adelphi B
A talk on the Adelphi project, from its hopeful inception to its eventual demise.
Mon 23rd JanBritish Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970's B
Gary Parsons will be discussing the documentaries made at the height of the British witchcraft revival in the early 1970's.
Tue 24th JanIn the Dark x Grant Museum of Zoology B
An evening of audio cinema as we explore the sounds of ponds with Helen Greaves (UCL Geography) and sound artist Action Pyramid.
Tue 24th JanMy Old Man: Sir John Major in Conversation B
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major will be talking about the history of the Victorian music halls.
Tue 24th JanMuseums Showoff B
The cabaret-style night for all those who love museums is back for more museum-y fun!
Tue 24th JanWhy do so many students want right-wing tabloids removed from campuses? F B
A panel discussion about whether campus campaigns against The Sun, Daily Mail and Express are justified
Wed 25th JanAdrift: The secret world of space junk B
Three discuss Project Adrift – their work that sheds new light on the space debris problem.
Thu 26th JanWorkshop: The Lloyd’s Marine Collection B
Join Assistant Librarian & Keeper of the Lloyd’s Marine Collection Jeanie Smith to explore tales of ships and shipwrecks using the resources in this historic collection.
Thu 26th JanThe Finest Beards in the Ladybird Archive B
Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, authors of the Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups, guddle in the publisher’s vaults in search of fabulous facial hair.
Thu 26th JanA style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Art Deco B
Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog. This week Art Deco with Ian McInnes.
Thu 26th JanRonald Reagan : Pragmatic Conservative in the White House B
Drawing on the extensive archival research undertaken for his new biography, Reagan: American Icon, Iwan Morgan examines Ronald Reagan's presidential leadership.
Thu 26th JanStrengthening the Hammersmith Flyover B
A talk about the works that were undertaken to strengthen the Hammersmith flyover after problems were found in it.
Thu 26th JanLunch Hour Lectures - The Arctic on the fast track of change B
Join Professor Julienne Stroeve as she discusses the transforming of the Arctic Ocean
Thu 26th JanIndustrial Light and Magic: Ghost in the Shell + Lapis B
A screening of the cult manga movie, followed by a 10 minute short early computer film.
Thu 26th JanLate Debate: Designing the Tube B
An evening of debates, talks and workshops, as well as a bar, live music and the Museum’s special Designology exhibition.
Fri 27th JanDecadence B
Come and defy Victorian morality as British Library Publishing Editor Jon Crabb introduces you to the literary Decadents’ major preoccupations of Artifice, Intoxication, Spirituality and Death.
Sat 28th JanP G Wodehouse: A Musical Celebration B
An afternoon of music, discussion and performance to celebrate the lesser-known life of P G Wodehouse.
Sun 29th JanCivil War Society Remembers the 'Horrid Murder' of King Charles I F
Around 500 members of the King's Army of the English Civil War Society will march along The Mall. (Cost: 0)
Mon 30th JanThe architecture of citizenship: design, dialogue and democracy B
The first event in The architecture of citizenship series aims to understand what role the built environment plays in creating a dialogue between the citizens and the state.
Mon 30th JanThe Big Debate: Shaping the next London Plan F B
How do we build a great city for Londoners in a period of major growth?
Tue 31st JanPower, Territory and Borders B
An evening exploring the way that the world has been divided up into territories, with often arbitrary borders drawn on the global map.
Tue 31st JanDo we need robot law? F B
Can our current governance mechanisms lessen these risks and empower us to adopt new technologies? Or do we need new laws and guidelines?
Tue 31st JanLunch Hour Lectures - The global reach of EU law B
This lecture will explore the techniques that the EU uses to extend the application of its laws to countries outside of the EU.
Wed 1st FebSpirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world B
Samira Ahmed will host a panel of experts to discuss this fascinating, contradictory figure and his influence
Wed 1st FebCitizen victims: household stuff and stock-in-trade F B
Join curator Hazel Forsyth as she explores the impact of the Great Fire on the daily lives of everyday Londoners.
Wed 1st FebAlice's Adventures In The Underground: Feed Your Head B
This event marks the opening of a three day exhibition hosted by the Horse Hospital, featuring John Coulthart's psychedelia-themed 'Alice' artwork, printed for the first time as (drug-free) blotter art.
Wed 1st FebMapping and Mapmaking in the 19th and early 20th centuries F B
Mapping and maps have an important role in archaeological excavations, but during the First World War in Egypt, maps had a more clandestine role to play.
Thu 2nd FebThe Future of Housing in London F
An evening debate with a range of architects and policy makers discussing how we can start to change the current dysfunctional model of housing production for the better. (Cost: 0)

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Fri 20th JanMonuments 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 21st JanBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sat 21st JanOpen day at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum
Occasional open day at the museum of materials testing, which dates back to Victorian times. (Cost: £5)
Sat 21st JanHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 21st JanHarry 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 22nd JanBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Tue 24th JanMansion House tours
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: £7)
Tue 24th JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Tue 24th JanMansion House tours
A weekly guided tour of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: 7)
Tue 24th JanSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Wed 25th JanNew London Neighbourhood Tour - Covent Garden B
Join NLA as we explore one of London’s most exciting and densely populated residential, retail and office neighbourhoods
Thu 26th JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Fri 27th JanMonuments 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 28th JanThe River Fleet (from Blackfriars To St Pancras) Guided Walking Tour With Author Paul Talling B
A guided walking tour of the lower part of the River Fleet's course, London's most well known lost river with Paul Talling, author of London's Lost Rivers
Sat 28th JanBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Sat 28th JanHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 28th JanHarry 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 29th JanBarbican Architecture Tours B
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Tue 31st JanMansion House tours
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: £7)
Tue 31st JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Tue 31st JanMansion House tours
A weekly guided tour of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. (Cost: 7)
Tue 31st JanSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Wed 1st FebDr. Samuel Johnson Walks
Explore the 18th century London of the writer, critic and lexicographer, Dr Samuel Johnson. (Cost: £5)
Thu 2nd FebHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Fri 3rd 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)

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Fri 20th JanSymposium: Professor Michael Kelly OBE B
We are hosting a one-day symposium in honour of Mike which will take place on 20th January 2017 at Europe House in London
Fri 20th JanUbuntu: sharing South Africa B
‘Ubuntu’ is a phrase widely used in southern Africa, meaning the ‘universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity’
Fri 20th JanCity, University of London Global Game Jam B
We are hosting a Global Game Jam site at City, University of London!Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations
Fri 20th JanCochlear™ MRI scanning and Cochlear Implants course – London B
The likelihood that a cochlear implant recipient will require an MRI scan at some point in their lives is increasing year on year
Sat 21st JanCoderDojo - Girls Only Dojo - UCL B
CoderDojo London is partnering with UCL Engineering to host the second Girls Only Dojo on Saturday the 21st January 2017 at UCL Bloomsbury Campus
Sat 21st JanWords that Travel: Rhythms of Literature B
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Sun 22nd JanDot to Dot London AW 2017 B
Dot to Dot is a biannual design-led tradeshow for independent children's brands
Mon 23rd JanThe Americas in a new age of discovery B
Jago Cooper, Head of the Americas at the British Museum, reveals some of his latest discoveries made during fieldwork on Isla de Mona in the Caribbean
Mon 23rd Jan'Understanding Happiness' launch event B
Join us as The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) launch ‘Understanding Happiness’, a new report on wellbeing and the economy
Mon 23rd JanLondon Innovation Series B
London Innovation Series Future Cities Catapult & Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing top innovators together to work in London, on the future of UK cities and UK citizen services
Mon 23rd JanTeach KS3 Computing - registration of interest. Book to secure a place. Course will cost £160 B
On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence Teach KS3 Computing - registration of interest
Mon 23rd JanLondon Image Processing Meetup - Francis Crick: 3D electron microscopy B
London Image Processing Meetup Francis Crick: 3D electron microscopy
Mon 23rd JanLondon Innovation Series B
Future Cities Catapult, in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is bringing top innovators together to work in London, on the future of UK cities and UK citizen services
Tue 24th JanWomen in Tech Panel Talk B
Birkbeck Careers’ UpScale Programme is delighted to be hosting an inspiring panel talk around Women in Tech
Tue 24th JanInfrastructure Systems Competition Round 2 Briefing & Brokerage Event B
The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss Round 2 of Innovate UK's Infrastructure Systems competition
Tue 24th JanLondon STEM Ambassadors Induction 24/01/2017 2.30-4.30pm B
This session will include: an introduction to the programme information about the range of activities you will have the chance to support; tips on how to work effectively with schools and young p
Tue 24th JanDefenx Private Investor Evening B
Defenx plc is hosting a Private Investor event which will include a company presentation discussing the milestones achieved in 2016 and growth plans for 2017, including a networking session with the m
Tue 24th JanWhat Works in Crime Reduction Conference B
A one-day conference for academics, police, practitioners, and all those with an interest in the reduction of crime
Tue 24th JanLunch Hour Lectures - Panel – spotlight on emerging research
Since 1826, we have championed independent thought by attracting and nurturing the world's best minds (Cost: Free to attend. Register your interest to receive )
Tue 24th JanDrones: The Next Game-changer for Development Aid? B
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Wed 25th JanEurope’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone B
Speaker: Vivien A
Wed 25th JanGeiriau Gogs B
Poet Martin Daws celebrates Santes Dwynwen in a loving exploration of North Wales' landscape, culture and identity
Wed 25th Jan"What works at the nexus? Evidence, policy and the prospects for transdisciplinary research." B
You are warmly invited to the first CECAN seminar of 2017: "What works at the nexus? Evidence, policy and the prospects for transdisciplinary research," given by Professor James Wilsdon of the Univers
Wed 25th JanTourism and Social Justice B
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) considers tourism to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the world’s economy and a major driver of economic development
Wed 25th JanComputer Science Tech Talks & Employer Engagement B
UCL Computer Science works closely with a broad range of employers from technology sector and beyond; and has organised a programme of employer led events to help students maximise their employability
Wed 25th JanR-Ladies London - January Event: Demystifying Data Science!! B
R-Ladies London, the UK chapter of the international R-Ladies Global network, invites you to our January Event! As a non-profit org promoting gender diversity in the R community, our events are always
Wed 25th JanPolicy Idol 2017 – registration and heat allocation B
Do you want to change the world? Do you have an idea for policymakers? Do you think you can convince a group of policy experts in just three minutes? Policy Idol is an annual competition open to all
Thu 26th JanUCL CLP: Illegality after Patel v Mirza B
CURRENT LEGAL PROBLEMS Lecture Series 2016-17 ILLEGALITY AFTER PATEL V MIRZA SPEAKER: Professor Andrew Burrows QC, FBA, DCL (All Souls College)CHAIR: tbc Thursday 26 January 2017, from 6-7pmUCL Gu
Thu 26th JanNephos Defined: The Next Generation Datacenter Breakfast Roundtable B
Data is the new oil!  With unstructured data being generated at exponential levels, the way people store, share and use this data is changing too BUT when you look in most datacenters the technology
Thu 26th JanBrix Smith Start & John Robb In Conversation B
As part of Independent Venue Week, at The 100 Club on January 26th John Robb talks to Brix Smith Start about her time in The Fall & her critically acclaimed biography 'The Rise, The Fall & The

 

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