October 31, 2014 @ 9:45 am – 7:30 pm
Sir John Hill (1714-1775) and London Life in the 1750s @ River Room, King's Building | London | United Kingdom
Sir John Hill (1714–1775) was one of Georgian England’s most vilified men despite having contributed prolifically to its medicine, science and literature. Born into a humble Northamptonshire family, the son of an impecunious God-fearing Anglican[...]
October 31, 2014 @ 7:50 pm – 9:15 pm
Powering ahead with solar energy @ The Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
With a growing global population, an international challenge is to find sustainable sources of energy. Professor Lesley Yellowlees will explain how chemists can contribute effectively to Solar Energy. She’ll describe the research she and her[...]
What is the place for perpetrators within Holocaust/genocide commemoration & education?
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is hosting its annual Public Conversation – a discussion around the question: what is the place for perpetrators within Holocaust and genocide commemoration and education? The event will be chaired[...]
November 3, 2014 @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Psychedelic drugs have fascinated and delighted humans for thousands of years. Studies indicate that they can leave people calmer, happier, kinder and more open-minded, and they are being investigated as a treatment for a range[...]
Inside Britain's Creationist Schools with @JonnyScaramanga @ The Monarch Bar | London | United Kingdom
Jonny Scaramanga attended a fundamentalist Christian school in the ’90s where he learned that the Loch Ness Monster disproved evolution, God disapproved of the NHS, and homosexuals were an abomination. He talks about what students[...]
November 4, 2014 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
HIV This Month @ LG4 | London | United Kingdom
The meeting is relevant to all people working on HIV. The three faculties, PHP, ITD and EPH review the three “top picks” of HIV papers written during the month, selected according to the UNAIDS 10[...]
November 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Stop the First World War @ Conway Hall | Holborn | United Kingdom
Oppositions to the Great War A series of talks and discussions every Tuesday evening at 7pm from September 30th to November 11th 2014. Curated by Deborah Lavin, and presented by Conway Hall Ethical Society and[...]
From Circus Trick to Space Flight - how a British boy band changed neuroimaging for ever @ The Royal College of Radiologists  | London | United Kingdom
State of the art imaging has revolutionised our understanding of the human brain and related diseases. This free lecture discusses the invaluable contribution that the United Kingdom has made to world neuroradiology, as well as[...]
November 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
The eloquence of a fairy tale @ Swedenborg House | London | United Kingdom
Ravens that speak, a woman who lives at the edge of the world, a door locked by a king – such images act deeply in our imagination… but what does it all mean? Join mythologist[...]
The Eloquence of a Fairy Tale by Dr Martin Shaw @ Swedenborg House | London | United Kingdom
Ravens that speak, a woman who lives at the edge of the world, a door locked by a king – such images act deeply in our imagination… but what does it all mean? Join mythologist[...]
What if? Serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions @ The Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
What would happen if the Earth’s rotation were sped up until a day only lasted one second? How far would a tungsten countertop descend if I dropped it into the Sun? Has humanity produced enough[...]
The False Memory Archive: A brief tour around the tour @ Star and Garter | London | United Kingdom
Artist Alasdair Hopwood will take us on a powerpoint journey around his recent events and exhibition series, The False Memory Archive. He’ll also be discussing some of his ideas and ambitions for his Wellcome Trust[...]
November 6, 2014 @ 8:30 am – November 7, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Turning the Tide on Mangrove Loss @ Zoological Society of London | London | United Kingdom
Mangrove forests are one of the most severely threatened and undervalued ecosystems on earth and are being lost at an alarming rate. Threats to mangrove forests include: land development, pollution, deforestation for fuel and climate[...]
'Rivers of Blood': Illustrating Violence & Virtue in Russia's Early Modern Empire @ London | United Kingdom
In the sixteenth and seventeenth century, between the reign of Ivan the Terrible and that of Peter the Great, Muscovite Russian forces swept eastward, conquering, colonizing, and controlling territories reaching from the Volga to the[...]
November 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Creativity & Dyslexia @ Bloomsbury Institute | London | United Kingdom
Children’s authors Tom McLaughlin and Sally Gardner explore dyslexia, its links with creativity and how it impacts on their ideas and their writing. Dr Kate Saunders will interview the authors and discuss why they feel[...]
Harnessing the power of mobile phones & big data for global health  @ The Royal Society  | London | United Kingdom
Infectious diseases rank among the gravest threats to human health alongside global warming and terrorism. New strains continue to evolve every year and can spread rapidly. The consequences can be devastating. The 1918 Spanish flu[...]
The Invention of Colour w/ @philipcball @ The Chemistry Centre | London | England | United Kingdom
One of the often neglected components of art is what it is made from: paint. Where did artists get their colours from, and how have changes in the repertoire of colours over the ages affected[...]
Art Neuro Mental Health Panel Discussion @ The Rag Factory | London | United Kingdom
Join us for a stimulating discussion about mental health taking place within the Art Neuro exhibition. We have four experts joining us to talk about their views and answer questions from the audience. Dr Robin[...]
November 8, 2014 @ 9:15 am – 4:15 pm
The Working Women's Charter  @ King's College London | London | United Kingdom
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Working Women’s Charter – a landmark list of ten demands aiming to create a more equal world for women. The Charter linked trade unionism to feminism and other[...]
November 10, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
"Private invasions of Greece" @ Council Room K2.29 | London | United Kingdom
“Private invasions of Greece”: a journey through the archive of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor In 1933, at the age of 18 and determined to kick-start his life as a writer, Paddy Leigh Fermor set off[...]
November 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This house believes that emotional restraint is a healthy response to adversity Refreshments 5.30pm, Debate 6pm, Reception 7pm Chair: Professor Sir Simon Wessely For: Jules Evans, Author and Policy Director at the Centre for the[...]
Here Are the Young Men: Salon with @RobDoyle1 @ Bloomsbury Institute | London | United Kingdom
When Rob Doyle’s powerful debut novel Here Are the Young Men was published, it caused a sensation in his native Ireland, with the Sunday Times declaring: ‘God may be dead, but a new literary star[...]
November 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bioethics in 2025: what will be the challenges? @ Barbican Centre | London | England | United Kingdom
Please join us for what promises to be an evening of lively and stimulating conversation about the challenges that will shape bioethics ten years from now. This year we have a panel of four guest[...]
Fathomless Riches: The Revd Richard Coles at St Paul's Cathedral @ St Paul's Cathedral | London | United Kingdom
The Revd Richard Coles is the only Church of England priest to have had a number one hit single. His funny, warm, witty and wise new memoir recounts with unflinching honesty his pilgrimage from a[...]
Revisiting Britain - Social and Urban Change 1945-1965 @ Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) | London | England | United Kingdom
As Britain considers a new era of big thinking, with projects such as High Speed 2 and regional devolution, RIBA charts the highs and lows of a period of profound change and its legacy today.[...]
November 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stop the First World War @ Conway Hall | Holborn | United Kingdom
Oppositions to the Great War A series of talks and discussions every Tuesday evening at 7pm from September 30th to November 11th 2014. Curated by Deborah Lavin, and presented by Conway Hall Ethical Society and[...]
November 12, 2014 @ 9:30 am – November 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity @ London | United Kingdom
Convenors: Dr Santanu Das, King’s College London, and Dr Kate McLoughlin, University of Oxford A hundred years after the war’s outbreak, this conference brings together some of the world’s leading experts and emerging scholars to[...]
We've overdosed. Psychiatrists & the pharmaceutical industry are to blame for the current 'epidemic' of mental disorders @ London | United Kingdom
Drug pushers. We tend to associate them with the bleak underworld of criminality. But some would argue that there’s another class of drug pushers, just as unscrupulous, who work in the highly respectable fields of[...]
November 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Witch Hunters @ Star of Kings  | London | United Kingdom
Witch Hunters in the medieval to Early Modern Period, their standards of belief and their proceedures of investigation… Jon is a history writer with a particular focus on the history of magic within Western culture[...]
November 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Immigration and UK Economic Growth @ Bishopsgate Institute | London | England | United Kingdom
The economic cost and benefit of immigration to the UK is widely discussed, but what is the reality? Do workers from overseas fill skills shortages? What is the evidence of the economic impact immigration has[...]