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Guildhall Library hosts a series of free afternoon talks on London history and related topics as well as monthly evening events from 6-8pm. Evening events are typically followed by a wine reception and a book signing by the author. There is usually a charge for these events, which entitles you to a complimentary glass of wine.

All events held at Guildhall Library are booked via Eventbrite. If you have any questions about booking, or are not able to book online, please contact GHLevents@cityoflondon.gov.uk or 020 7332 1869. 

Refunds for events will only be given if places are cancelled up to 24 hours prior to an event (minus the booking fee) or if an event is cancelled by Guildhall Library.

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  1. Two Cockney Poet 2018/08/30 Two Cockney Poets
    2-3pm: Although born within four years and a mile of one another, John Keats and Thomas Hood, two Cockney poets, had very different lives and careers. Join Pete Smith to learn more.
  2. Ancestry and Family History 2018/09/05 Introduction to Ancestry and Family History
    6-7pm: Aimed at beginners this workshop by Assistant Librarian Melanie Strong will cover the basics of starting your family history search on Ancestry.
  3. Women and Power in Imperial Rome 2018/09/06 Women and Power in Imperial Rome
    6-8pm: In this talk Roman expert Dr Simon Elliott explores the levers of power in the Imperial Roman court, and how the women of the Imperial family were able to use them to influence the governance of the Empire.
  4. Gothick Regency Ball 2018/09/07 The Mary Shelley Gothick Ball, at The Livery Hall, Guildhall
    7.30-10.30pm: Gothick Regency Ball, marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's seminal gothic novel Frankenstein.
  5. Women Work and the City 2018/09/18 Women, Work and the City: Exhibition Launch
    6-8pm: Cambridge historian Dr Amy Erickson will be joining us to talk about the history of women within the livery companies, and the impact this had on 20th century women historians.
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