Events in and around Whitehall

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

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

Thu 19th JanRefugees Then and Now: Young Syrian Refugees, Smartphones and Social Media F B
This lecture examines the use of smartphones and social media by young Syrian refugees.
Thu 19th JanCure B
Author Jo Marchant will present evidence that our subjective thoughts, emotions and beliefs can have very real benefits for our health.
Thu 19th JanChurchill, Attlee and the Generals B
Roger Hermiston will tell the story of the political and military leaders who steered Britain through its darkest hour,
Thu 19th JanMass Interaction 002: The Beauty of Black Holes B
A talk about weird and wonderful world of Black Holes - their turbulent history, their seemingly impossible structure, and the secrets they might hold in the search for a unifying Theory of Everything.
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 JanMuseums Showoff B
The cabaret-style night for all those who love museums is back for more museum-y fun!
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 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 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 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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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

Thu 19th JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
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 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)
Tue 24th JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
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 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)
Tue 31st JanHorse drawn tours of London B
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
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.

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Thu 19th JanI Must be Living Twice: Eileen Myles and Olivia Laing B
Icon of radical American Letters Eileen Myles has produced more than 20 volumes of fiction, memoir and poetry over the past three decades, a body of work that led the novelist Dennis Cooper to describ
Thu 19th JanTeaching Tomorrow's Citizens B
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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’
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
Sun 22nd JanHula Boogie ! 14th Anniversary Party With Virginia Brown & The Shameless B
The multi award winning vintage club night Hula Boogie ! will be celebrating 14 years of bringing the best recorded and live from the 1950s Vintage Music scene today to the fabulous South London Pacif
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 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
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 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 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 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 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
Thu 26th JanTalking and Touring at Makerversity B
Come and find out what Makerversity is all about
Fri 27th JanNew London Model Talks B
NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life
Sun 29th JanHooked On Events Presents: London Wwe Royal Rumble 2017 Viewing Party (early Bird) B
We are back at Walkabout Temple on January 29th for our 5th annual Royal Rumble party
Mon 30th JanThoughtWorks Women: Imposter Syndrome B
How often are you waiting to be "found out"?  Do you find yourself worrying that someone’s made a mistake and you shouldn’t be where you are right now? It’s likely that you might be suffering
Mon 30th JanLondon Microbiome Meeting Jan 2017 B
Hosted by the Department of Twin Research, King's College London and held annually, The London Microbiome Meeting aims to create a forum to share research and explore the field of the human microbio
Mon 30th JanJAG 2017 B
South London JAG Meeting, Monday 30th January 2017 at the Royal College of Anaesthetists
Mon 30th JanSimon's Mobile Industry Networking Dinner 93 B
  Come  at 6:00 for drinks before the dinner at 8:00 or to the dinner or both
Tue 31st JanAdapt Meetup London B
Adapt is a free and easy to use e-learning authoring tool that creates fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning content using the award-winning Adapt developer framework
Tue 31st JanNeuro-Magica: Weaving Apophenia, Aporia & Awen B
The Ecology, Cosmos & Consciousness salon presents: Neuro-Magica: Weaving Apophenia, Aporia & Awen Dr David Luke Tuesday, 31st January, 2017 October Gallery
Tue 31st JanDrink Tank with Sir Nicholas Soames MP B
Our Drink Tanks are a chance to meet, network, chat, have a beer and share ideas
Tue 31st JanManufacturing for the Future B
Manufacturing for the Future: workshop Overview This workshop has been organised to enable participants to explore the opportunities and challenges associated with digitisation and the future of man
Wed 1st FebEducation forum: Grammar schools B
Bright Blue’s Forums are spaces for those on the centre-right to come together to chat about politics and discuss policy

 

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