Limited Places AvailableWelcome to the world of Matthew Shardlake – the Lawyer/Detective hero of C J Sansom’s bestselling series of novels. From Lincoln’s Inn, via Temple and Smithfield to Walbrook, City Guide Jill Finch follows in the footsteps of Matthew, Jack Barak, and a host of historical characters Meet outside Café Vergnano 337-338 High Holborn (south side) by entrance to Chancery Lane station at 11am . Walk takes approximately 2hrs 30 mins.
This summer we will be hosting our second virtual Kingston University Big Read Book Club. We are extremely excited to announce that The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu (winner of a Betty Trask Award) has been chosen as this year's Big Read. During these unique online events, you will be able to hear a wide variety of Kingston staff members and alumni relate their fields of expertise to specific chapters from The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney. The programme spans a wide range of subjects, from heritage and identity to fashion and art. These talks will be held weekly and will provide a great opportunity to connect with your new KU community before you arrive on campus. Whether it's books, magazines or newspapers that attract you, television or film, pop or classical music, we all have our comfort zones – and these choices tend to shape how we see ourselves and each other. This week we look at differences within our new KU shared-read, which features strongly race, ethnicity, family tradition and how we were brought up. We look at how deciding to extend your habitual ‘reach-fors' can both develop your thinking – and your empathy for others. And we offer suggestions for why you should bother – and what you should consider reaching for instead. Our panel is drawn from a variety of disciplines and involvements within Kingston. What unites them is a shared commitment to being broad-minded, inclusive – and above all curious. This week will be hosted by Mata Ayoub, Judith Francois, Karen Lipsedge and Helen-Julia Minors, Kingston University. Relevant Chapters: 2, 5, 10, 14, Epilogue
The Francis Crick Institute:
A summer of pop-up science at the CrickFree, outdoors, drop-in!Join us in front of the Crick building, next to St Pancras stationOur Meet a Scientist sessions are intended to promote informal conversations between Crick scientists and visitors. These sessions are most suitable for individuals and small groups. Age guidance 8+.Meet our friendly scientists in a special series of in-person events this summer. We’ll be popping up outside the Crick building to chat about the latest research and share behind-the-scenes insights into life in the lab. Bring your curiosity, have a chat and find out what goes on behind the scenes.Our Meet a Scientist sessions are intended to promote informal conversations between Crick scientists and visitors. These sessions are most suitable for individuals and small groups. Age guidance 8+.
The British Academy: Zoom Webinar
This conference brings together scholars to explore the cult of Oswald of Northumbria in the high Middle Ages.
New Delhi-based historian Aanchal Malhotra discusses her latest work, the first and only study of the material history of the 1947 Partition of India, focusing on the belongings carried by refugees, to coincide with the paperback publication of Malhotra's work 'Remnants of Partition'. She will be in conversation with Moad Musbahi, a curator whose work investigates migration and the forms of knowledge that it engenders. The conversation will focus on the ambivalence between the fixity and transience of memory, and various ways for maintaining remembrance. The talk will be held on Zoom and all ticketholders will receive a link on the morning of the event. Read more
7th August 2021 is the 200th anniversary of the death of Queen Caroline, the estranged wife of George IV. An eccentric and licentious Caroline won the overwhelming support of the British public even when she was put on trial in the House of Lords charged with adultery – the so called “Queen Caroline Affair”. However, by the time of her death, she had been publicly humiliated and largely abandoned. Her coffin bore the epitaph “Caroline of Brunswick: The Injured Queen of England”. Join Librarian Ann Martin as we look at Caroline, her ill-fated marriage and her unlikely role as the standard bearer of the oppressed in Georgian Britain. Please note: Further information for joining online via Zoom will be provided to attendees 24 hours prior to the event, when bookings end. If you do not receive the details by 5pm the day before, please contact the Events Team: email@example.com
SOAS: Venue: Virtual Event
From the early years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign to her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, British art moved to the forefront of the international avant-garde. World-renowned artists such as Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and David Hockney dominated the early part of the period, while more recently Chris Ofili, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin have used a variety of media which can surprise and shock. British art has gone from strength to strength, making the UK one of the leading centres of western art at the beginning of the 21st century. Join Arts Society Lecturer Frank Woodgate to learn more.Please note: Further information for joining online via Zoom will be provided to attendees 24 hours prior to the event, when bookings end. If you do not receive the details by 5pm the day before, please contact the Events Team: firstname.lastname@example.org