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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.

  1. Title:
    Remembrance and Memorials
    Date:
    01/11/2018 - 01/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    At the end of the First World War communities, churches and other organisations participated in a national movement of remembrance. Discover more about public monuments, illuminated books of remembrance, street plaques and stained glass windows which became collective expressions of private grief.
  2. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Roman London
    Date:
    03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet at 10.50am at The London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, 12 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8AA
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for a visit to the Mithraeum Temple and the Roman Amphitheatre in the City of London. The visits will be supported by a tour guide at each site. Spaces are limited. Meet at 10.50am at The London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, 12 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8AA
  3. Title:
    Remembering our Wars and Warriors
    Date:
    07/11/2018 - 07/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet Green Park station (Jubilee, Piccadilly & Victoria lines) outside exit to Green Park & Buckingham Palace
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet Green Park station (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines) outside exit to Green Park & Buckingham Palace. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, a walk through Green Park to Hyde Park Corner exploring how we remember our wars and warriors. Led by Mike Moran, City Highlights.
  4. Title:
    The End of the War: Bloomsbury & St Pancras in the First World War
    Date:
    14/11/2018 - 14/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet Goodge St station (Northern line) street level
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet Goodge St station (Northern line) street level. In the First World War London became home to thousands of soldiers of many nations, countless hospitals treating hundreds of thousands of wounded. War swallowed up a generation of men and brought new opportunities for women. We will walk through a London changed forever as the German and Austrian communities in our midst became our enemies and potential spies. Led by Chris Everett, City Highlights.
  5. Title:
    Child Health in London exhibition
    Date:
    19/11/2018 - 10/04/2019
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:59 AM
    Cost:
    Free. During normal opening hours
    Event description:
    Child Health in London explores the history of the health of the capital's children. It’s a story of young lives blighted by deprivation and disease with little hope of a cure, transformed by breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and underpinned by advances in public health and science, public administration, the caring institutions and the medical profession. From the medical records of the Foundling Hospital, established in the 18th century by Thomas Coram, one of the first pioneers of child care, through the records of children's hospitals and clinics founded in the 19th century, to those of the school health services set up by the London County Council in the 20th, this exhibition makes connections in a sometimes fragmented history and a provides a fascinating background to the issues facing children and young people in London today.
  6. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    20/11/2018 - 20/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    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't's that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  7. Title:
    London Women and the LCC
    Date:
    20/11/2018 - 20/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Women had significant roles as policy makers and reformers within the London County Council. Discover more about their work, influence and legacy.
  8. Title:
    Writing Historical Fiction
    Date:
    21/11/2018 - 21/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Historical fiction allows us to explore the untold stories of ordinary people. In this creative writing workshop, we will use documents from the archive to imagine the stories of people who walked, talked, ate, drank and worked in London’s streets. This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction this autumn. You are welcome to book them individually or to attend all three. See entries for 24 October and 21 November. Facilitator: Anna James.
  9. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    22/11/2018 - 22/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet members of the Conservation team and find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.
  10. Title:
    Express Yourself! The 4th LMA Disability History Conference
    Date:
    23/11/2018 - 23/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £15 - booking essential (lunch provided)
    Event description:
    LMA's Disability History Conferences brings to together heritage organisations, academics and grassroots groups to discuss themes in disability history. The focus for this year is creative expression. It will look at ways that people with disabilities express themselves creatively, how this is remembered by heritage organisations and how in turn archives and other historical materials can be interpreted creatively. See Eventbrite for more details. Lunch provided.
  11. Title:
    Child Health in London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    27/11/2018 - 27/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    Join one of the curators for a short lunchtime tour of LMA's current exhibition. See 19 November for a description of the exhibition.
  12. Title:
    Edgy: The 16th LGBTQ+ History and Archives Conference
    Date:
    01/12/2018 - 01/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 / £10 - includes lunch - booking essential
    Event description:
    This LGBTQ+ History conference explores ideas of Outsider History. The margins can be a powerful place rather than a place of exclusion. But what happens when people get excluded from mainstream memory through lack of resources or time? What happens when Outsider History strives to become part of the centre? How does the history get defined? Are aspects of history obscured in an effort to make things palatable and acceptable?

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