Things to do in London in November 2018

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Events in London in November 2018

The IanVisits guide to Novembers unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Thursday 1st Nov

Discover truly remarkable – but surprisingly little known – collections, featuring everything from artworks to scarce anatomical preparations and ext
 5pm to 8pm
 
 Camden
2018-11-01
2018-11-01
Tracy Borman will tell the story of England’s most famous monarch Henry VIII through the eyes of the men who surrounded him.
 6:30pm to 4pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-11-01
2018-11-01

The Annual Thomas Sutton Lecture

Many grave-owners at Highgate Cemetery already place candles on their grave around this date and this late opening will provide a wider opportunity for reflection and remembrance.
 4pm to 7pm
 
 Highgate
2018-11-01
2018-11-01

Reflect and Remember: East Cemetery Late Opening

Join Dr. James Wearn to understand the role that the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, played in the development of the Commonwealth War Graves cemeteries across the Western Front and beyond.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Richmond
2018-11-01
2018-11-01

Iconic landscapes: Botany, design and the Western Front

Join cultural historian and BBC broadcaster Dr Christopher Harding as he presents a surprising new perspective on the modernisation of Japan.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Soho
2018-11-01
2018-11-01
Mark Mason discusses his new book The Book of Seconds: The Incredible Stories of the Ones that Didn’t Quite Win. Seconds always get lost in the shadow of famous firsts - now it’s time to bring them into the spotlight
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
2018-11-01
2018-11-01

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Friday 2nd Nov

Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes discusses King George V's trip to the battlefields of northern Europe to visit the war graves of the fallen.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
2018-11-02
2018-11-02

 The King's Pilgrimage: A visit to war graves in Belgium and France

Dr Paula Byrne explores the novelist’s roots in the comic theatre, her own supreme comic gifts, and her influence on subsequent novelists such as Evelyn Waugh and Barbara Pym.
 7pm to :
 
 Soho
2018-11-02
2018-11-02

Lecture: Jane Austen and the English Comic Tradition

Join Bert Weckhuysen as he explores how chemistry is being used to create waste-powered transport and why it is so difficult to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and chemicals.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Hanover Square
2018-11-02
2018-11-02

Catalysts and chemistry: Building a sustainable future

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Saturday 3rd Nov

The street is closed and filled up with vintage and sports cars.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Regent Street
2018-11-03
2018-11-03

The Regent Street Motor Show

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
2018-11-03
2018-11-03

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Sunday 4th Nov

Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Croydon
2018-11-04
2018-11-04
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2018-11-04
2018-11-04

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Monday 5th Nov

In this talk, Richard Clarke will introduce you to the concept of Vaccine Hesitancy and explain how risk perception, uncertainty, social influence and above all trust plays a role in vaccine delay, selection and refusal.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Camden
2018-11-05
2018-11-05

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Tuesday 6th Nov

Michael Palin, the winner of the 2017 Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing joins us at Stanfords to sign copies of his new book Erebus.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Covent Garden
2018-11-06
2018-11-06

Michael Palin 'Erebus' Book Signing at Stanfords

Discover the fascinating story of 4,000 pearls collected for a necklace commemorating those lost in the First World War.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Richmond
2018-11-06
2018-11-06

Pearls before poppies

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Wednesday 7th Nov

Free
In bringing together discussions around the Holocaust and slavery, a panel of experts will explore how and why denial operates.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Euston
2018-11-07
2018-11-07
The cultural pre-history of the face transplant" with Dr Suzannah Biernoff.
 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2018-11-07
2018-11-07

'Theatres of Surgery' - Face Transplants

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Thursday 8th Nov

In this interactive event we will explain and demonstrate what social science can tell us about misinformation, how it works and what we can do to minimise its impact on us.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-11-08
2018-11-08
Discover the golden age of women’s poster design in the interwar period, the historical and social changes that made this possible and how these changes influenced the designs themselves.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Covent Garden
2018-11-08
2018-11-08

Poster Girls: History under wraps

A talk on John Hunter and his attempt to resurrect the Reverend Dr William Dodd
 7pm to :
 
 Southwark
2018-11-08
2018-11-08

Raising Dr Dodd: John Hunter’s Daring Attempt at Resurrecting the King’s Curate

This provocative insider account challenges the media myths which paint North Korea as a rogue state run by a mad leader.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Russell Square
2018-11-08
2018-11-08

Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Standoff

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Friday 9th Nov

Chaired by Lewis Bush, award-winning photographer, writer, curator and lecturer, this talk will explore the darker side of London at night.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
2018-11-09
2018-11-09

Dark is the night: in conversation

Writer, broadcaster and editor, Ian Hislop, joins celebrated comedy writer and producer, Armando Iannucci, to discuss the changing role of satire and subversion in a post-truth world.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2018-11-09
2018-11-09
History Showoff is a comedy cabaret event all about the past, where a cast of historians, archaeologists, museum folk and comedians try to make sense of the olden days.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Southwark
2018-11-09
2018-11-09

History Showoff

Zvezdana Popovic introduces the all women hospitals that operated in France, parts of Greece, Russia and Serbia during World War One.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Holborn
2018-11-09
2018-11-09

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Top events in London on Sat 10th Nov 2018

On the day of the Lord Mayor's show, as is traditional, St Paul's Cathedral will be free to visit.
 8:30am to 4:15pm
 
2018-11-10
2018-11-10

Free entry to St Paul's Cathedral

SFX, the UK's biggest selling sci-fi and fantasy magazine, has teamed up with Foyles for a day of science fiction events.
 12:30pm to 6:30pm
 
 Soho
2018-11-10
2018-11-10

SFX Book Con 2

A day of talks and activities to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Richmond
2018-11-10
2018-11-10

The eve of peace

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Sunday 11th Nov

See and try different puddings and desserts ranging from the Georgian period to the present day.
 6pm to :
 
 North Weald
2018-11-11
2018-11-11

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Monday 12th Nov

Find out more about the experiences of those who were disabled in the First World War when they returned to work in the Post Office.
 11am to :
 
2018-11-12
2018-11-12

Talk: Jobs for Heroes

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Tuesday 13th Nov

A day of festive shopping and Christmas fun, including mulled wine, a Santa’s Grotto, Christmas carols, arts and crafts and much more.
 11am to 7pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-11-13
2018-11-13

Charterhouse Christmas Fair

Packed with facts about our countries, cities, mountains, oceans, forests and the nations that populate the globe, he’ll answer essential questions such as ‘what is the Isle of Man’s flag all about?’
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 Covent Garden
2018-11-13
2018-11-13

Everything You Know About Planet Earth is Wrong By Matt Brown

The first female war photographer, Edis undertook a commission from the War Office to photograph the Western Front in the immediate aftermath of the First World War.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Richmond
2018-11-13
2018-11-13

Mary Olive Edis and First World War photography

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Wednesday 14th Nov

Come and explore over 900 years of history on this candlelit tour of Southwark Cathedral.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Southwark
2018-11-14
2018-11-14

Southwark Cathedral Candlelit Tour

An evening of three talks about Stoke Newington's history from different perspectives.
 7pm to 10pm
 
 Stoke Newington
2018-11-14
2018-11-14
If you love inconsistencies, plot holes, illogical storylines, dumb police detectives and extremely hammy villains then you are in for a treat.
 7pm to 10pm
 
2018-11-14
2018-11-14

Crap Film Club presents

Making sense of the Novichok poisonings and their repercussions.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2018-11-14
2018-11-14

SSEESing Salisbury

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Thursday 15th Nov

Chaired by Ritchie Robertson, a panel will discuss his life and legacy.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 St James
2018-11-15
2018-11-15

Thinkers for our time: Goethe

These attacks and more will be recounted by Ian Castle, a leading expert on the history of Germany’s First World War aerial campaign against Britain.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-11-15
2018-11-15

Germany’s First World War air raids on London - Islington and Finsbury

The winner of the 2015 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, Horatio Clare talks about his new book Something of his Art: Walking to Lübeck with J. S. Bach.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 Covent Garden
2018-11-15
2018-11-15

Something of his Art: Walking to Lübeck with J. S. Bach by Horatio Clare

An evening of some of the weirdest and wildest stories from the animal kingdom.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2018-11-15
2018-11-15
The Great Plague, the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London... historian Rebecca Rideal sheds light on these dramatic events and their context, revealing the terror and triumph of 1666, a watershed year in English history.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Richmond
2018-11-15
2018-11-15

1666: Plague, war and hellfire

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Friday 16th Nov

From his unique position on the front row to history, Chris Jackson will discuss what it is like to photograph the Royal Family.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 South Kensington
2018-11-16
2018-11-16
The House of the Young Romantics is taking over Leighton House and Leighton Lates for one very special event.
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
 West Kensington
2018-11-16
2018-11-16

The House of the Young Romantics; Leighton Late

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Saturday 17th Nov

A monthly classic car show/meet just behind Waterloo Station.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2018-11-17
2018-11-17

Waterloo Classics

See projections of archive texts and photos on the front of the derelict facade of the Royal London Hospital.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Whitechapel
2018-11-17
2018-11-17

The Last of The London

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Sunday 18th Nov

See over 80 vehicles, spanning the decades and representing the field of conflict from around the world.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Weybridge
2018-11-18
2018-11-18

Military Vehicles Day

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Monday 19th Nov

Classic Silent Movie Evening featuring Donald Mackenzie, of the Odeon Marble Arch at the Willis Concert Organ.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Wood Green
2018-11-19
2018-11-19

The Wizard of Oz Silent Movie Night accompanied by the Willis Orga

A debate exploring the creation and later transformations of one of the twentieth century’s most significant buildings – the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Picadilly
2018-11-19
2018-11-19

Work in focus: the Pompidou Centre

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Tuesday 20th Nov

Join Hannah Scott, University of Nottingham, for an introduction to these roast beef-scoffing, beer-quaffing figures of fun from the 19th century.
 7:30pm to 8:45pm
 
 St James
2018-11-20
2018-11-20

Singing Les Roastbeef

Dr Ruth Richardson & Museum Curator Karen Howell will be presenting an illustrated lecture of science and dissection history, a kaleidoscope of light, in the operating theatre.
 7pm to :
 
 Southwark
2018-11-20
2018-11-20

Frankenstein 200

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Wednesday 21st Nov

The event will involve short presentations and discussion about the role of truth in politics, fake news, distrust of media, and propaganda.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-11-21
2018-11-21

Post Truth Politics in the Pub

Take part in a range of different experiences as you try interactive challenges, give medical illustration a try or lounge in the corner and listen to a talk.
 5pm to 8:30pm
 
 Barbican
2018-11-21
2018-11-21

Exploring Under the Skin

This talk looks at the work of ten soldiers with camera who took photographs on various fronts during the First World War.
 6pm to 7:15pm
 
 Southwark
2018-11-21
2018-11-21

 Penny Lecture: Soldier Photographers of the First World War

Southwark Cathedral would like to invite all amateur and professional photographers to spend an evening taking photos of the Cathedral lit by candlelight.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Southwark
2018-11-21
2018-11-21
Join us on this special evening as we unveil a digital reconstruction of the skull of John Bellingham, one of the museum's most famous residents
 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2018-11-21
2018-11-21

Facial Reconstruction: Bellingham's Skull

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Thursday 22nd Nov

A festival style event offering debates, talks, and workshops and discuss how to future-proof our city.
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 Covent Garden
2018-11-22
2018-11-22

Late Debate: Race for space

A discussion exploring the impact digital technologies are having on the construction industry and the new possibilities they offer.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Picadilly
2018-11-22
2018-11-22
Join Principal Librarian, Dr Peter Ross to learn about what the Georgians ate, their dining habits and the long and gentle life of one of England’s most important diarists.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
2018-11-22
2018-11-22

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Friday 23rd Nov

Joined by writer and classicist, David Stuttard, and Professor of Classics at King’s College London, Edith Hall, this panel discussion investigates this theme with reference to a variety of objects and sources.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2018-11-23
2018-11-23
A talk about the Mayor of London's plan to increase housing across London.
 8:30am to 9:30am
 
 Euston
2018-11-23
2018-11-23

Borough Strategies 2018: delivering London’s growth

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Saturday 24th Nov

A rare screening of a Turkish remake of The Exorcist, with Catholicism replaced with Islam.
 7:30pm to 10pm
 
 Kennington
2018-11-24
2018-11-24

Turkish Exorcist

Over 100 stands selling gifts and produce from British suppliers.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Chelsea
2018-11-24
2018-11-24

Chelsea Physic Garden's Christmas Fair

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Sunday 25th Nov

Over 100 stands selling gifts and produce from British suppliers.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Chelsea
2018-11-25
2018-11-25

Chelsea Physic Garden's Christmas Fair

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Monday 26th Nov

Who remembers working with floppy disks, and CD ROMs? This talk will explore how archivists are seeking to make this content available for future generations.
 11am to :
 
2018-11-26
2018-11-26

Talk: Dig deeper into the digital past and future

This event brings together Amin Taha, architect and principal of Groupwork + Amin Taha, with Steve Webb, engineer and founder of WebbYates, to reflect on their ongoing collaboration.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Euston
2018-11-26
2018-11-26

 Amin Taha and Steve Webb in conversation

Turi King will discuss leading the international research team involved in the DNA identification work of the remains of Richard III.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Hanover Square
2018-11-26
2018-11-26

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Tuesday 27th Nov

Go back in time to witness a mock Victorian surgical demonstration presented within the original architecture of the old operating theatre of St. Thomas’s Hospital dated to 1822.
 7pm to :
 
 Southwark
2018-11-27
2018-11-27

After Hours Victorian Surgery Demonstration

From the artistic to the incredible; the complex to the classic, every type and style of woodturning will be on display.
 10am to 4pm
 
2018-11-27
2018-11-27

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Top events in London on Wed 28th Nov 2018

Craig and Rebecca Struthers will discuss the challenges of founding an English watchmaking studio in the middle of a recession and the importance of historical research in contemporary making.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-11-28
2018-11-28
Join QMUL's Steve Moore, Learning Resources manager and custodian of Joseph Merrick - known during his lifetime as "The Elephant Man" - for this evening's interactive talk about attitudes towards what could be perceived as disfigurement.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Barbican
2018-11-28
2018-11-28

Joseph Merrick: London's Most Famous Face

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Top events in London on Thu 29th Nov 2018

Science and wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin examines one of the biggest environmental threats facing the modern world.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 South Kensington
2018-11-29
2018-11-29

Drowning in plastic with Liz Bonnin

King Henry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, but what do we see if we take a different look? When we see Henry through the men in his life.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2018-11-29
2018-11-29

Henry VIII and the men who made him

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Friday 30th Nov

Jerry Palmer shows how soldiers' personal accounts of their experiences have helped shape public memory of the First World War.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
2018-11-30
2018-11-30

Memories from the Frontline

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