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Find out about events; art and exhibitions; children’s activities and family fun; community and special events; walks and tours taking place in the City of London. Also its green spaces, libraries and at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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  1. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    24/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  2. Title:
    The IHR British History in the Long 18th Century Seminar: Sparing the noose: the penal outcomes of convicts sentenced to death at the Old Bailey, 1730 to 1868
    Date:
    24/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    05:15 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    A significant and increasing proportion of those sentenced to death at the Old Bailey were ‘spared the noose’ and instead transported, imprisoned, or given free pardons. This talk explains how the death penalty was gradually abandoned and discusses how, and on what basis, decisions about alternative penal outcomes were made. Speaker: Bob Shoemaker.
  3. Title:
    Talk by April Wood
    Date:
    24/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free but turn up early to avoid disappointment – doors open 6.30pm
    Event description:
    Hear an illustrated talk April Wood.
  4. Title:
    Marc Isambard Brunel and the Making of London
    Date:
    31/01/2018 - 31/01/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Marc Isambard Brunel left revolutionary France for America in 1793, becoming Chief Engineer for New York City. In 1799 he came to England, applying his engineering genius to works in Portsmouth, Liverpool and London. Discover more about his remarkable life and the contribution he made to the development of modern London.
  5. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    13/02/2018 - 13/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  6. Title:
    Burkers and Body Snatchers
    Date:
    13/02/2018 - 13/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this talk Kirsty Chilton will explore the infamous case of the Italian boy and the murky world of professional body snatchers - the resurrection men - in which it took place. Presented by the Royal College of Surgeons at LMA.
  7. Title:
    Utility Furniture and Fashion 1940s-1950s
    Date:
    20/02/2018 - 20/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Explore the development of design during the austerity of WWII and post-war Britain. In 1941 utility clothing was introduced and in 1943 the Utility Furniture Advisory Committee published the Utility Furniture Catalogue. These responses to shortages of raw materials met practical needs but also inspired and influenced new design ideas.
  8. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    21/02/2018 - 21/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  9. Title:
    Standing trial at the 19th Century Old Bailey
    Date:
    27/02/2018 - 27/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We know a tremendous amount about trials held at the Old Bailey in the 19th century. Exploring this knowledge places flesh on dead bones, puts words in dead mouths, and helps us understand that most dramatic moment when a defendant emerged from the cells to a trial that could lead to exile, death or imprisonment. Speaker: Tim Hitchcock.
  10. Title:
    Down Below: London's Tunnel World
    Date:
    02/03/2018 - 02/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The Thames Tunnel opened 175 years ago in 1843. To mark this event this talk explores the tunnel world of London, the people who created them and those who work in them. There will be a display of relevant documents from the LMA collections.
  11. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    13/03/2018 - 13/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  12. Title:
    Taking Shelter
    Date:
    13/03/2018 - 13/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk explores the ways in which Londoners took shelter from air raids during WWII. Anderson, Morrison, Stanton and communal street shelters were used alongside the Underground, basements, underpasses and tunnels. Discover more about the LMA building’s role as an air raid shelter throughout the war years.
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