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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. Romance Fraud 2017/06/22 - Current scams that could easily have you fooled!
    6-8pm: From romance fraud to mortgage fraud, and from on-line shopping fraud to malware on your PC which steals your personal details, hear about the scams that are affecting the lives of people in the UK, and having a huge impact on the financial well-being of our country.
  2. Friends of Guildhall Library 2017/06/29 - Friends of Guildhall Library Launch: Special Event
    6-8pm: Join us for the launch of Friends of Guildhall Library. A talk on the 600 year history of the Library will be given by Dr Peter Ross (Principal Librarian), along with some of the most interesting and quirky items from our collections.
  3. Rossetti 2017/07/04 - Inspiration: Artists and their Iconic Muses
    6-8pm: Discover Rossetti’s Pre-Raphaelite stunners; Picasso’s weeping woman, the mother of American modernism and many more - muses as different as the artists themselves. Join Alexandra Epps, City of London guide and Tate Guide, to learn more.
  4. Famous Stationers through the Centuries 2017/07/18 - Re-scheduled Date (18 July) - “W.H. Smith is not the only Stationer”: Famous Stationers Through the Centuries
    6-8pm: Join Margaret Willes to look at the Stationers’ contribution to the evolution of bookselling and the creation of bestsellers and a review of a famous Stationer of today - Vint Cerf, one of the ‘Fathers of the Internet’.
  5. Guildhall Library Event 2017/07/20 - The Forgotten Weavers' Housing of the Spitalfields Silk District
    6-8pm: In this talk, Peter Guillery (Senior Historian Survey of London) reconstructs the character of this forgotten Georgian Spitalfields, examining remaining fragments alongside archival evidence.
  6. Stationers Company 2017/08/03 - The Stationers' Company – From Genesis to Google
    6-8pm: Since the 16th century livery companies have been at the centre of the apprenticeship movement. Times and regulations have changed but education and training remain core activities. Join Helen Esmonde (Esmonde Publishing) to learn more.
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