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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 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. Under the Microscope 2018/03/22 Under the Microscope: Exhibition Launch Event
    6-8pm: Join Mary Pritchard for an exclusive view of her new exhibition, with artwork inspired by her mother Olive’s 1930s brass microscope and scientific research at Trinity College Dublin.
  2. Septimius Severus in Scotland: The Northern Campaigns of the first Hammer of the Scots 2018/04/12 Septimius Severus in Scotland: The Northern Campaigns of the First Hammer of the Scots
    6-8pm: Septimius Severus was one of the great warrior Emperors. He hacked his way to power in AD 193 and fought off all challengers before embarking on successful wars of conquest in the east and Africa. Simon Elliott tells this story for the first time of one of Britain's largest military campaigns.
  3. To Kill a King - Charles I 2018/04/26 To Kill a King
    6-8pm: An anointed king had been executed as a traitor. From imprisonment and trial to execution and legacy, join historian Rebecca Rideal as she unravels one of the most important events in British history – the regicide of Charles I.
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