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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:
    Bumps & Banks of Spring Park
    Date:
    28/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
    Location:
    Spring Park
    Time:
    03:30 AM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    History Walk
  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:
    Walk: The History of Hampstead Heath's Ponds
    Date:
    04/02/2018 - 04/02/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Burgh House
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    £5 suggested donation
    Event description:
    Learn all about the history of the Heath's ponds on this Heath and Hampstead Society walk.
  6. Title:
    Laughter Yoga
    Date:
    04/02/2018 - 04/02/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill Bandstand
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Laugh your stress away in these free comedic yoga sessions.
  7. Title:
    Haven House Hospice's Chilly Dip
    Date:
    04/02/2018 - 04/02/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill Lido
    Time:
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    £20 registration fee + minimum £100 sponsorship
    Event description:
    Join Ant Middleton, the ultimate action hero from SAS Who Dares Wins, Escape and Mutiny and brave the February chill at Hampstead Heath Lido to raise money for Haven House.
  8. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    07/02/2018 - 07/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    This practical session aims to help you to handle archival items in the most appropriate way. As well as demonstrating how to handle various archival formats, a conservator will also explain the dos and don'ts that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  9. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Caring for your personal archive collections, starter session
    Date:
    07/02/2018 - 07/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    Find out useful tips for preserving your personal collections including photographs, posters, letters, diaries and ephemera. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. Keep up to date here: www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  10. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    08/02/2018 - 08/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting your family history? Join us at this workshop to learn how to get the most out of digitised family history sources, including LMA's records on Ancestry. This workshop is aimed at beginners.
  11. Title:
    Creative Presentation of LGBTQ+ History
    Date:
    10/02/2018 - 10/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical workshop explores a range of exciting ideas. Damien Arness-Dalton will help you create your own personal history scrapbooks. You will also have time to think about different written styles, art and craft works, zines and audio-visual presentations. See 'Writing the Self: Autobiography and LGBTQ+Lives’ on 17 March.
  12. Title:
    Culture Queens Meet LGBTQ+ History
    Date:
    10/02/2018 - 10/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for a film screening, discussion groups and workshops exploring how feminist discourses, LGBTQ+ history and cultural expression can empower people and bring about social change which is good for everyone. Full details on Eventbrite.
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