Our Kind of Town? Citizen Social Science, Participatory Mapping & the Struggle for a Just City  @ Birkbeck, Room 101 (first floor) | London | United Kingdom
Public lecture by Prof Phil Cohen Respondent: Dr Paul Watt, GEDS The emergence of Citizen Social Science (CSS) has challenged many of the claims staked by academic sociology to possess a methodology giving unique access[...]
October 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evo's Bolivia: continuity and change @ Lecture Theater 103 | London | England | United Kingdom
When Evo Morales came to power in 2006, expectations were high that Bolivia’s first indigenous president would transform the country. Based on a forthcoming book written with Ben Kohl, Farthing’s talk will examine how well[...]
An evening with Michael Sandel - "How do we want to live together?" @ London | England | United Kingdom
An unmissable opportunity to hear Michael Sandel, the world famous philosopher, discuss his best-selling book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets and within this context address the question ‘How do we want[...]
October 23, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
The Psychology of Atrocity @ Palgrave Macmillan (The Stables), 2 Trematon Walk | London | United Kingdom
Studies have shown us that 74% of states instigating war will lose, yet no leader takes their country to war expecting to be defeated.  Why do statesmen ignore lessons of history and experience and continue[...]
'Curse, bless, me now': Dylan Thomas & Saunders Lewis - a reappraisal @ London | United Kingdom
Chaired by: Professor Wynn Thomas OBE FBA, Swansea University More often than not, Dylan Thomas, the Swansea-born writer of English, and Saunders Lewis, the Wallasey-born writer of Welsh, are set in differing discursive camps –[...]
Business Intelligence From Data to Insights @ IdeaLondon  | London | United Kingdom
Unlocking Business Intelligence, BI, the What Why & How. Entrepreneur Daniel Hulme is the founder of Satalia, providing algorithmic technology. He lectures at UCL in Computer Sci & Entrepreneurship. Join us, Explore BI, plus Q&A[...]
October 25, 2014 @ 9:30 am – October 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Power of People's Tribunals - Empowering Civil Society @ Kamran Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS | London | England | United Kingdom
This Seminar focuses on how civil society in its various forms can be empowered by establishing informal but public and ‘judicial’ processes to deal with atrocities committed by States, drawing on experiences from the People’s[...]
October 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Esoteric and Occult Art Conference @ Warburg Institute | London | United Kingdom
Organised by Fulgur Esoterica, this one-day of lecture aims to offer an insight into the emerging category of esoteric art by focusing on what has been defined as one of its key aspects – the[...]
Making Democracy Work…Better? The Internet as a Tool for Citizen Empowerment @ Room K.020, King's Building | London | United Kingdom
This event will seek to provide critical perspectives on how online technologies are being used by civil society to empower citizens and ensure that governing institutions are kept accountable and transparent. The first part of[...]
Dark matter’s not enough: Why the Universe ought to be weirder @ Royal Institution of Great Britain | London | England | United Kingdom
The Universe seems to be governed by rules that we can, with some effort, understand. In this family-friendly talk, Andrew Pontzen will introduce the stranger side of the cosmos – dark matter and dark energy[...]
October 27, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
What will death be like? @ Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building | London | United Kingdom
What happens to the body after death? How are bodies identified? How much – if any – of what you see in detective dramas is true? Forensic scientist and writer Dr Brooke Magnanti explores the[...]
October 27, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Communicating with light w/ @bayvel_p @ The Royal Society | London | United Kingdom
Some of the greatest scientific and technological successes of the past 50 years are in the area of communications. Most of the data we generate and receive (whether emails, tweets, videos or mobile calls) are[...]
October 27, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Welfare reform - The poor you have with you always @ St Mary-le-Bow Church | London | United Kingdom
‘The poor you have with you always’ – a debate about Welfare Reform with the Rt Hon. Frank Field MP and Nick Timmins (senior fellow, The King’s Fund). The debate is part of a series[...]
October 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Shelf Help: Sebastian Faulks @ Kings Place, Hall One | London | United Kingdom
Revisiting his novel Human Traces, the story of two psychiatrists at the beginning of the twentieth century, Sebastian Faulks explores the question of what kind of beings men and women really are.
Between the Lines: Drawings of military medicine past and present @ Hunterian Musuem at the Royal College of Surgeons | London | United Kingdom
With unprecedented access to military medical facilities including the A.M.S. Training Centre, Strensall Camp, D.M.R.C. Headley Court and TMW Brize Norton; artist Julia Midgley has created over 150 reportage sketches showing military surgeons in training[...]
October 28, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The political dimensions of Venetian merchant networks, 1418-1443 This seminar will examine samples of fifteenth-century Venetian merchant letters with specific respect to their function as a medium of political communication. The analysis is based on[...]
'Losing sight of glory': six centuries of battlefield surgery @ The Royal College of Physicians | London | United Kingdom
Join expert Michael Crumplin to spend an evening discovering the fascinating and dramatic history of surgery. Uncover the stories behind landmark developments in military surgery, from Agincourt to Afghanistan. The lecture celebrates the recent redisplay[...]
October 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Late Tuesday: 'Outrage and Beauty' @ Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) | London | England | United Kingdom
Late night programme of talks, film, events and more exploring the great post-war battles for Britain’s historic architecture. In the middle of the 20th century Britain’s historic buildings were under attack. Whether via aerial bombardment,[...]
October 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tackling the great challenges of the 21st Century @ London | United Kingdom
Join Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, as they discuss the new opportunities – and need – for collaboration between the traditional academic disciplines to[...]
What is the use of my teaching you these techniques...?': Contemporary Wittgensteinian Philosophy and the Really Rough Ground of Politics @ The Bloomsbury Institute | London | United Kingdom
The amount of Wittgenstein-inspired writing on Politics is small, and on Economics even smaller (in fact almost non-existent). The lack of attention given to Politics and Economics in Wittgenstein’s own work seems strange given that:[...]
The Disappearing Poet: Arthur Rimbaud & Rosemary Tonks @ Kings Place, Hall Two | London | United Kingdom
Curated by the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation In 1873 the French poet Arthur Rimbaud gave up writing poetry and disappeared. Having reinvented French poetry he literally disappeared off the map, becoming an explorer and arms[...]
October 30, 2014 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Ming and later Chinese jade @ Room 33b | London | England | United Kingdom
A gallery talk by Carol Michaelson, British Museum.
October 30, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Air quality for all  @ Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) | London | United Kingdom
Taking inspiration from around the world, a panel will discuss the hidden hazard of today: poor air quality. Find out how creative technology and new thinking can help us all breathe more easily.
Fortean London Halloween: Ghost, Witches and Demons  @ The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks, | London | United Kingdom
Lurking on the night before Halloween, our October meeting has gathered a coven of the finest speakers on London ghosts, witches and demons as well as our own Scott Wood. Each talk will be 20-30[...]
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[...]