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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:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    23/11/2017 - 23/11/2017
    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.
  2. Title:
    Taking Stock: The Third LMA Disability History Conference
    Date:
    24/11/2017 - 24/11/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free (bring a picnic) - booking essential
    Event description:
    Combining presentations and workshops, this conference looks at how we know about impairment, disability and people with disabilities from the past. What are our sources and how do they get created? What do they tell us? What don’t they tell us? Could they be misleading us? Come and join the big debate.
  3. Title:
    The Clerkenwell Outrage
    Date:
    28/11/2017 - 28/11/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The Clerkenwell Outrage happened on 13 December 1867. The Irish Republican Brotherhood ('Fenians'), exploded a bomb to free one of their members in Clerkenwell Prison. Houses were damaged and 12 people killed but the plan failed. A relief fund was set up and this talk offers fascinating insights into the event.
  4. Title:
    Black Tudors - The Untold Story
    Date:
    29/11/2017 - 29/11/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Miranda Kaufmann presents a fascinating talk on the history of people of African origin living in Tudor England. Dr. Miranda Kaufmann is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
  5. Title:
    Talking Back!
    Date:
    02/12/2017 - 02/12/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10-£15 (sandwich lunch provided) - booking essential
    Event description:
    The fifteenth LGBTQ+ History and Archives conference is being programmed by the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group. Explore powerful histories expressed through oral history recordings, methods of collecting and sharing in heritage and community settings and how marginalised histories can be brought into sharp focus through effective oral history practice.
  6. Title:
    Winter guided walk
    Date:
    02/12/2017 - 02/12/2017
    Location:
    Highgate Wood : Highgate Wood Café
    Time:
    11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Explore Highgate Wood in Winter on this guided walk with our staff and learn more about the ecology of the Wood at this time of year.
  7. Title:
    Walk: The Hidden Heath
    Date:
    03/12/2017 - 03/12/2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Hampstead Lane and Stormont Road
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    £5 suggested donation
    Event description:
    Learn about the telltale signs of the Heath's past on this Heath and Hampstead Society walk.
  8. Title:
    Laughter Yoga
    Date:
    03/12/2017 - 03/12/2017
    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.
  9. Title:
    Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
    Date:
    04/12/2017 - 04/12/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (9 June 1836–17 December 1917) was the first woman in Britain to qualify as a physician and surgeon and was also the founder of the first hospital staffed by women. Her civic achievements included becoming Mayor of Aldeburgh. Discover more about this remarkable woman and her life.
  10. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (Advanced)
    Date:
    05/12/2017 - 05/12/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 15th and 16th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA's collections and get tips for deciphering early historical writing. Some experience of reading historical documents is required.
  11. Title:
    Royal College of Surgeons Talk
    Date:
    06/12/2017 - 06/12/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Based on the Greek word theasthai meaning ‘behold’, operating theatres have traditionally been as much spaces for viewing by many observers as their non-medical counterparts. From public dissections in spaces designed by theatrical architects, to the flamboyance and spectacle of early surgery and our own modern obsession with operations on television; Professor Vishy Mahadevan explores the theatrical side of the operation.
  12. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Blowing the Lid - Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens
    Date:
    06/12/2017 - 06/12/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Stuart Feather will be reading from his remarkable book about the history of the Gay Liberation Front 1970-74. Discover more about the GLF, protest and confrontation and the sometimes bitter, often hilarious experiences of those involved. A participant in many of the actions described, Stuart also includes contributions from many other activists.

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