Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Ethical and Economic Case for Socialism @ Conway Hall | Holborn | United Kingdom
The concept of surplus labour – that is labour performed over and above that required to fulfil immediate consumption needs – will be used to explain: first, how economic development happens; second, why the current[...]
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Galanthus Galore @ Chelsea Physic Garden | London | United Kingdom
A talk covering the diversity of snowdrops and why they fascinate galanthophiles. With some thoughts on how to grow them and companion plants. The event will also include a practical session on identifying snowdrops. Dr[...]
Hall of Mirrors w/@b_eichengreen @ Kings Place | London | United Kingdom
Berkeley professor of Economics Barry Eichengreen talks about his book, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History. He argues that the lessons of the[...]
Is Cameron more radical than Thatcher? w/@pollytoynbee @exauditor77 @ Conway Hall | Holborn | United Kingdom
In their new book “Cameron’s Coup”. Polly Toynbee and David Walker argue that Cameron is turning out to be more radical than Thatcher. In conversation with columnist and broadcaster Steve Richards, they will explain why they think[...]
Parkinson's and me: creating your safety net, finding the balance @ Stone King | London | United Kingdom
Join Parkinson’s UK for a free talk at the Stone King offices in Farringdon. Please arrive at 5:30pm: presentations start at 6pm. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s can take away your control of everyday life and[...]
10 years of FOI in the UK: freedom fighting or lazy journalism? @ Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, City University London | London | United Kingdom
On 1 January 2005 the Freedom of Information Act came into full effect in the UK. The Freedom of Information Act provides public access to information held by public authorities. Public authorities are obliged to[...]
War, Art and Surgery: Andrew Graham-Dixon on Henry Tonks @ Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons | London | United Kingdom
Art Historian Andrew Graham-Dixon examines Henry Tonks’ remarkable watercolours documenting the facial injuries suffered by servicemen during the First World War. He examines them in the context of Harold Gillies’ early experiments in plastic surgery[...]
Lifting The Lid: Ongoing Adventures in the World of Pseudoscience w/@mrmmarsh @ Star and Garter | London | United Kingdom
It’s easy to think of pseudoscience existing in a glass case at a museum – something to be examined and critiqued from a safe distance, but not something to touch and to play with. Using[...]
Join author of The Naming of the Shrew, John Wright, as he discusses the history of the Latin names used to describe our natural world. The Naming of the Shrew is the product of many[...]
Medical imaging in the International Year of Light @ Royal Society of Chemistry at Burlington House | London | England | United Kingdom
Let there be light! Such was the impact of Roentgen’s discovery in 1895. His new form of “X” ray completely revolutionised medicine. Since then medical imaging has progressed at remarkable speed, with the advent of[...]
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Garden Pharmaceuticals @ Chelsea Physic Garden | London | United Kingdom
Gardens are usually thought of as places to feed the soul or feed the body. Flowers, shrubs and trees attract us by their variety of colour, scent and form whilst other gardens produce a huge[...]
Sex and the City - Hogarth and 18th-century London @ Art Workers' Guild | London | United Kingdom
Julia Musgrave uses humour and story-telling to bring Hogarth’s Marriage à la Mode and his other ‘modern moral subjects’ to life, explaining how the artist waged war against London’s sex trade, child poverty, and the[...]
"Designed for programming the mind": Lessons from a method of indoctrination @ Room LG01, New Academic Building | London | United Kingdom
To non-believers, belief in young-Earth creationism can seem incomprehensible. It is sometimes argued that believers have been indoctrinated or even brainwashed, but these are often labels of last resort rather than terms with explanatory power.[...]
Global land-use change: causes & consequences for biodiversity @ Zoological Society of London, ZSL London Zoo | Regent's Park | United Kingdom
Land-use and land cover change is a primary cause of biodiversity loss, the second largest source of global carbon emissions, and has a major impact on the water cycle and climate. This meeting will highlight[...]
Pulp Fiction: The Ancient Greeks & their leisure reading @ The British Academy | London | United Kingdom
This panel discussion will provide a rare insight into the everyday concerns and literary tastes of the ancient Greeks. Discovered in the late nineteenth century, the rubbish tips of Oxyrhrnchus and the papyri they contain[...]
Where Did You Come From? @ Conway Hall | Holborn | United Kingdom
“Where Did You Come From? From Genealogy to Genes … From Family History to the History of our Species ” Jeffrey has given talks to CLHG in the past, and we are delighted that he[...]
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
"Unlicensed!" with Iain Sinclair @ New Unity Unitarian Church | London | United Kingdom
The Richard Price Memorial Lecture commemorates one of the great Unitarian thinkers of the eighteenth century and a former minister at Newington Green. The speaker is asked to speak about a `topical or important aspect[...]
The oldest light in the Universe w/@R_Trotta @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
In the International Year of Light, join astrophysicist Roberto Trotta to discover what the oldest light in the cosmos, the luminous echo of the Big Bang itself, can tell us about the fundamental nature of[...]
Join Silvia Paracchini for an exploration of the genetic factors that affect handedness. Just one in nine people worldwide are left-handed, but why is this so? It is very easy to establish hand preference, yet[...]
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
The Brain's Way of Healing @ Kings Place | London | United Kingdom
In his first book, the New York Times Bestseller The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge introduced readers to the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental[...]
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Andrew Szydlo's blaze of steel @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
After the storming success of his family-friendly talk at the Ri itself and online, Andrew Szydlo is back to take us through the fantastic world of steel and iron. Expect spectacular white hot reactions, wacky[...]
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Discovering Uzbekistan @ The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)  | London | United Kingdom
An informative evening for those planning their first trip to Uzbekistan, a culturally rich country that is emerging as an up and coming destination. Network with exhibitors, share plans with fellow travellers and ask questions[...]
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Foxycology w/@billoddie @ Fyvie Hall | London | United Kingdom
No other native British mammal divides opinion as deeply as the red fox. To many, they are beautiful and adaptable animals who provide a connection to the fast disappearing natural world. Sadly, those who want[...]
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Periodic success @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
The periodic table has been an emblem of science for over 100 years. Explosions, poisonings, space exploration and novelty Victoria parlour games are all contained within the chemist’s favourite poster. Join chemical physicist and material[...]
Quantum biology: Does life depend on quantum mechanics? w/@johnjoemcfadden @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
Quantum mechanics is still a controversial and, to some, counter-intuitive theory and does not have widespread acceptance even within the scientific community. And yet, more and more research is going into how this theory may[...]
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Can our online lives be private? @ The Royal Society | London | United Kingdom
Find out the challenges facing those working towards a safe, secure and fair internet. The vast amounts of data exchanged online create a powerful tool to analyse, predict, and potentially control our behaviour. Should users[...]
Carol Felstead & the creation of a Satanic Myth in the United Kingdom @ Room LG01, New Academic Building | London | United Kingdom
Hypnotised, sedated and brainwashed, Carol’s childhood memories were eradicated and her mind was reordered through 20 years of protracted psychotherapy. Assigned a new identity, separated from her family, a myth was created around Carol which[...]
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
100 Years of General Relativity @ School of Physics and Astronomy, GO Jones Building | London | United Kingdom
In 1915 Einstein produced his master work, general relativity. His theory of gravity, based on the bending of spacetime itself is perhaps the single most impressive discovery in the history of theoretical physics. This talk[...]
Undercover Economist Interview Series - Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) @ 30 Euston Square at the Royal College of General Practitioners | London | England | United Kingdom
Join us and the Financial Times’ Tim Harford at the next Undercover Economist Interview Series event this February, with former Labour political strategist and best-selling author Alastair Campbell. With the election fast approaching, Campbell will[...]
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
How people effect change @ University College London | London | United Kingdom
Want to follow your ethics and make a change? People are already doing so in countless ways: through community action, political and legislative systems and the market, to name a few. Join us as six[...]