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Talk: London History Day 2018 Events

  • Poster showing eyes and nose of a child

    Association for Art History

    Art History in the Pub will expose visual and spacial aspects of hidden London through art and culture.

  • Aerial view of Barbican Centre

    Barbican Centre

    Discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.

  • Engraved wooden door

    Barbican Library

    Discover the fascinating and surprising literary history of the City.

  • People holding banners

    Bishopsgate Institute

    Join us to explore the history of protest on the streets of London from the 1950s to today, and its documentation by photographers.

  • British Library entrance

    British Library

    Learn about the Library's history, collections and architecture on a tour of our building.

  • London African History through representations in the capital. Thursday May 31, 5.30-7.30pm. Marking london Hitory Day 2018 by screening a documentary that depicts London's varied African history representations via monumnets, buildings, parks, streets, etc

    BTWSC/African Histories Revisited

    Get pointed to some of London's African history in plain view.

  • Pilot in biplane

    Centre for Life-Writing Research, King’s College London Archives

    Archive objects, short talks and a guided walk along the Strand with KCL Archives.

  • Exterior of Charles Dickens Museum

    Charles Dickens Museum

    Visitors will be treated to a museum trail and talk and can then follow Boz’s example taking a brief evening stroll through Bloomsbury and Seven Dials.

  • Policeman on motorbike talking on a radio

    City of London Police Museum

    Discover the courageous stories of PC Choat and the winner of a George Medal at the City of London Police Museum.

  • Woman sitting on a bench looking at paintings on the wall

    Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Join us for a Facebook Live event, for a tour of our Collection, from the comfort of your chair!

  • Eastbury Manor House

    Eastbury Manor House

    Enjoy costumed tours and talks about the courage that Eastbury Manor House, a Grade I listed building, represents.

  • 16th Century clock

    Hackney Historic Buildings Trust

    St Augustines, Hackney's oldest building, offers an exhibition of Hackney’s history, an exciting climb up our spiral staircase and great rooftop views.

  • Two girls with afro hair styles

    Herne Hill Free Film Festival

    A free screening of documentary Beyond the Photo, plus a Q & A with the director of the film, Cathy Hassan. This documentary is a retrospective look at 1970s Black Britain.

  • New Dawn

    Houses of Parliament

    Discover more about the campaign for votes for women and celebrate the 159th anniversary of Big Ben first marking time.

  • Institute of Historical Research

    Institute of Historical Research

    Layers of London is an innovative project that will provide access online to London's heritage.

  • Bea Green's accordion

    Jewish Museum London

    A chance to hear, see and touch London's Jewish history with a curator talk and object handling session illustrating stories of courage.

  • Aerial view of airfield

    Kenley Revival Project

    Take a two-mile walk around RAF Kenley with the Kenley Revival Project Manager and learn about RAF Kenley's significant Battle of Britain history.

  • Poster advertising production of Sweeney Todd

    Kingston University Archives and Special Collections

    London Eyes: A View of the City from Kingston University Archives is an exhibition looking at London life through our collections.

  • Vistiors at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum

    Kirkaldy Testing Museum

    Discover how a pioneering and visionary Victorian engineer lived by the courage of his convictions!

  • Painting of a couple dancing outside the Artichoke public house in Lambeth Marsh, now Lower Marsh.

    Lambeth Archives Department

    A behind-the-scenes tour at Lambeth Archives.

  • Image of Bach House, Hill Street Richmond

    London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

    A beginner's guide to family history.

  • Painting of the Great Fire of London

    London Fire Brigade Museum

    Be transported back to the Great Fire of London then catapult into the present, enjoy storytelling, craft activities, fire safety talks and demonstrations.

  • Girl using a magnifying glass to look at an old document

    London Metropolitan Archives

    The exciting story of London’s women and their power revealed through a programme of workshops, film, talks, tours and document displays.

  • 'Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes'

    National Portrait Gallery

    A Suffragette Gallery Tour at the National Portrait Gallery.

  • Group of people viewing a statue

    Royal Academy of Arts

    Visit the RA for a Library and Collections Gallery tours on Women Artists.

  • Library of the Royal Astronomical Society

    Royal Astronomical Society

    Visit the Royal Astronomical Society in Burlington House to learn more about our history and our members through drama and interactive demonstrations.

  • Tandem skydiving

    Royal Hospital Chelsea

    Royal Hospital Chelsea will bring alive the stories of our courageous Chelsea Pensioners through a series of talks and exhibits.

  • Drawing of multistorey building

    Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

    What might London look like if its architecture had turned out differently? Find out through architectural drawings in the RIBA Collections.

  • Statue of Sir John Betjamen on the concourse at St Pancras Station

    St Pancras International

    Enjoy a lunchtime walk and an evening debate exploring some of the highlights of St Pancras International’s rich 150 years of history.

  • Archive photo of woman

    St Paul's Cathedral

    Come to St Paul’s Women of Courage Tours to discover hidden histories of extraordinary women connected to St Paul's Cathedral.

  • Welcome to Altab Ali Park

    Swadhinata Trust

    Explore Bengali history in and around Brick Lane

  • Master's Court at The Charterhouse

    The Charterhouse

    Join us on 31 May to learn about the women who have contributed to Charterhouse history.

  • Emma Brownlow

    The Foundling Museum

    Foundling Museum curators introduce the life and works of Victorian artist Emma Brownlow, including sketches never previously displayed in public.

  • Victorian Surgical Kit

    The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

    Join us for a walk on "The Nests of Satan" and/or a talk on "The Courage of Victorian Surgeons and Patients".

  • Ned Seago at The Old Vic Stage Door

    The Old Vic

    Join us on London History Day for a special Bicentenary History Tour of The Old Vic.

  • John Singleton Copley, The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, Oil on canvas

    The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

    A lecture focusing on powerful examples of 18th-century British art that explores the ways in which artists dealt with, and depicted, the subject of courage.

  • Woman dressed in period costume wearing a sash with the words 'Votes for Women' on it

    The Postal Museum

    Celebrate 100 years of ‘Votes for Women’ and delve into 500 years of social and communications history with one-off events at The Postal Museum.

  • Model ship in a box

    Turner's House

    Come and learn more about Sandycombe Lodge during both the Napoleonic and Second World War with our special talks, then enjoy family crafts.

  • Mutton Bone Doll

    V&A Museum of Childhood

    A free midday tour of the V&A Museum of Childhood led by the archivist.

  • 'This used to be fields' mural at Valence House

    Valence House Museum

    Join our Archivist and Curator to look at artifacts from the Becontree Estate.