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'Founded in 1988 to promote research into all aspects of early Italy. It is now in its twenty-third year. Its name embodies the concept of agreement (Italian accordo). The name Accordia is a construct, and was conceived as an acronym - Academic Co-ordination Centre [for the] Organisation [of] Research [into the] Development [of] Italy [from] Antiquity ... The annual series of The Italy Lectures have become an established fixture in the diaries of all those interested in ancient Italy. They are widely appreciated for the diverse range of topics covered, the high standard of the lectures and the convivial post-lecture receptions.'

'The broad cultural agenda of the Architectural Association (AA) is structured around three primary initiatives: a long-standing and world-renowned programme of talks and symposia; a curated programme of exhibitions; and a series of Open Seminars and Open Juries that enable the public to participate in the academic research being conducted throughout the school. These three strands, together with a host of special projects, constitute the Public Programme; a free and accessible series of events dedicated to advancing global architectural discourse. All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.'

‘On April 19th 1880 at 17 Bloomsbury Square a group of five men met to discuss the establishment of a new student organisation for the serious discussion of philosophy. Far from a gathering of professional academic philosophers, the group included a British Socialist activist, a Shakespeare scholar and importantly a young chemist – Dr. Alfred Senier – whose original idea it had been, along with some of his students, to set up a philosophical society ... Since its foundation, The Society has provided, and continues to provide, a welcoming forum for philosophers and non-philosophers alike to listen to high quality talks and to engage in philosophical discussion.'

'UCL’s global faculty of the built environment ...  Events from across The Bartlett's twelve departments, including conferences and seminars, public lectures, exhibitions, talks, tours and open days.'

Established ' in 2004 to stimulate research, public debate and collaboration among academics and intellectuals on important public issues of our time ... Key to our mission is the promotion of new ideas and forms of understanding in the humanities and beyond. To facilitate this, the Institute organises and supports lectures, conferences, discussion panels, masterclasses and film screenings. Many of these are free and open to the public'.

'Unmissable events, panel talks and literary salons for book lovers, writers and publishers organised and presented by Bloomsbury Publishing. Our Bloomsbury Institute curates literary events with the best and brightest authors, as well as career advice events with our talented staff members, to create an unforgettable night out for book lovers.'

'The largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa. Founded in 1965 at SOAS, University of London, where its administration is still based, since 1991 the Centre has assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues.'

'Conway Hall is owned and operated by Conway Hall Ethical Society, a membership organisation and educational charity with a history spanning two centuries. The Hall hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought: Hosting suffragettes, political radicals, scientists, philosophers, artists, performers; campaign, charities and other non-profit organisations.'

'The purpose of Cross and Cockade International is to provide quality detailed information on, and promote research into, all aspects of aviation up to the end of the First World War. We do this primarily through our quarterly journal available by subscription, and by occasional seminars and informal local meetings. The Society has existed in it's present form since 1970 and in various forms since 1960.'

'Our Department is one of the few in the country that combines Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Material Culture and Medical Anthropology to give you a truly broad-based anthropology degree. The breadth and depth of this interdisciplinary approach is reflected in our teaching and research ... The Department holds a range of online seminars every week during term time. These seminars are open to all ... The Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture, an annual lecture, in memory of Dame Mary Douglas (1921-2007), is sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute, the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford, and the Department of Anthropology at UCL.'

'One of the first computing departments established in the UK ... We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students, and a friendly, inclusive space for learning, working, and collaborating ... The Department hosts a programme of research seminars by invited speakers and departmental staff. The seminars are open to all. '

'A global leader in experimental computer science research, our degree programmes recognise the importance of computer systems in commerce, industry, government and science. Offering teaching by the brightest minds, we create innovative technologies that change lives with computers. The Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutes, ranked us top in its most recent evaluation ... We are involved in a wide range of outreach activities with schools, colleges and adult learners Camden and the London area.'

'The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) was established in 1885 as the first department of electrical technology in England. It was founded by Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming, inventor of the thermionic valve and hence the founder of the discipline of electronics.That same pioneering tradition of innovation and excellence continues to underpin our work. We push in new directions across research, education and entrepreneurship, building on our long-established links with industry and benefitting from our loyal and supportive alumni community.'

'The Society was established in 1980 by graduates in Ecology and Conservation courses from Birkbeck, University of London, and we maintain close links with the College. We aim to encourage interest in conservation, based on sound ecological principles, by arranging lectures, field visits and meetings.  The members of our Society have varied professional backgrounds and share a common interest in ecology and conservation.'

'Founded in 1882 by Amelia Edwards. Following a visit to Egypt in 1873-4, she developed a passion for documenting, exploring and preserving the country’s unique heritage ... As the UK’s leading charity supporting archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt since 1882, we engage a diverse international audience of like-minded individuals to preserve and protect cultural heritage for future generations ... Some of the events listed are not run with or by EES but may be of interest to those that support our work.'

'The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. We aim to inspire adults and children to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives.'

'The German Historical Institute London enables and furthers humanities research across borders ... The GHIL regularly holds lectures on topics of general interest to British and German historians ... Papers are normally presented in English; knowledge of the German language is not necessary for participation. GHIL Joint Lectures are presented in cooperation with the Faculty of History, University of Oxford; Modern German History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research; and other distinguished institutions. The Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series is organised by the LBI in cooperation with the GHIL.'

'From the Institute's origins, founded in 1937 as a centre for archaeological training, to the Institute today, one of the largest and highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in the world ... The Institute hosts numerous events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to many other heritage institutions, archaeological societies and organizations, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.'

'Runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and summer schools. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to the public.'

 

'The Institute of Historical Research is the UK's national centre for history, dedicated to supporting historians of all kinds ... Explore all of our forthcoming events, from public lectures and conversations to research training and workshops, plus all our upcoming research seminars ...  2021 is the centenary of the IHR, which opened on 8 July 1921. To mark our centenary, in July 2021 we launch "Our Century", a 12-month festival of public activities exploring history’s past, present and future.'

'Public Lectures, Symposia and Seminars are held throughout the academic year, where leading scholars from Europe, Israel and USA as well as the UK communicate the results of their research to scholars, students and the public, thereby creating the opportunity for regular exchange of ideas and interests.'

'The Institute is home to six Centres, which foster research and interdisciplinary cooperation in their respective fields. The Centres' distinctive events and publications programmes complement and enhance the Institute's own work ... See our extensive calendar of lectures, colloquia, seminars and research training events covering all aspects of modern languages research.'

'The Institute's aim is to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the UK's academic community ... The Institute's events are open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of the Institute, or a member of any university, to attend Institute events.'

'Exisrs to share informed and informal talks and discussions on the paranormal, weird culture, folklore and other fortean topics ... We do not have a membership, we create the society when ever we do an event. All are welcome to our gathering, we have no agenda to promote aside from a broader and deeper understanding of the paranormal; particularly, but not exclusively, in London.'

'Opened in 2003 by the ​London Review of Books in the heart of Bloomsbury, just a Rosetta Stone’s throw from the British Museum, the London Review Bookshop has now established itself as an essential part of the capital’s cultural life, a place for people who love books to meet, talk, drink excellent tea and coffee, consume delicious food from the cake shop, and of course, browse ... Twice a week or so, we turn our shop into a miniature auditorium and sometimes a cinema in which authors talk about and read from their work, meet their readers, show films and engage in lively debate about literature, history, politics and everything in between.'

'Lectures in the history of cartography ... Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.'

'An association open to everyone interested in philosophy. Our objectives are: * to encourage philosophical debate between professional and non-professional philosophers in a non-technical way; * to provide a forum for an active exchange of ideas and information; * to give guidance and information concerning courses as well as relevant literature in philosophy; *to inspire people to develop their interest in philosophy.'  Organize monthly lectures at Kant's Cave plus a number of other regular events.

'Pushkin House is the oldest independent cultural centre - in the UK and internationally - focused on exploring Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet culture. We provide a unique meeting point and an intellectually stimulating environment for people with different views and backgrounds united by their interest in Russia’s past, present and future.'

'Radical Anthropology brings indigenous rights activists, environmentalists, feminists and others striving for a better world together with people of all ages who just want to learn about anthropology. There is always time for questions and discussion after each talk and there are good local pubs for those wishing to socialise into the evening.'

'Devoted to encouraging the widest possible participation in historical study and debate. It is an outreach and research centre supported by a two-way partnership between Birkbeck, University of London and Queen Mary, University of London, dedicated to exploring public, interdisciplinary and experimental history across periods and regions.'

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'The nine institutes of the School collectively offer a wide range of seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences, and other academic events. The majority of our events are free and open to the public. Most of our events do not require advance booking.'

'Birkbeck's School of Law, founded in 1992, is home to the Department of Criminology, the Department of Law and the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research. A vibrant student community are taught by internationally renowned researchers working across six core themes: Critical Legal and Criminological Theory; Human Rights; Law and Humanities; Policy, Practice and Activism; Race, Gender and Culture; and Regulation, Risk and Surveillance.'

'The School of Life is a global organisation devoted to teaching you how to lead a more fulfilled life. We offer insights in the key ingredients of emotional well-being: how to form good relationships, identify a satisfying career, minimise anxiety, acquire confidence and connect properly with friends.'

'The leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East ... With our vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, we are uniquely placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world.'

'Established in 1810, the main aim of the Swedenborg Society is to translate and publish the works of the Swedish scientist, philosopher and visionary, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) ... We are based in a four-storey Grade II-listed building in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London, just a short walk from the British Museum ... We organize a broad range of cultural events, lectures, exhibitions, educational workshops and film screenings, and are one of the oldest independent publishers in the world.'

'Conducts timely, rigorous, independent research into constitutional change and the reform of political institutions. Our research has significant real-world impact, informing policy-makers engaged in such changes - both in the United Kingdom and around the world ... The Constitution Unit was created in 1995 to aid policy-makers involved in changing their constitutions ... We continue to fulfil that remit, but also assess the effects of reforms that have taken place, and research constitutional and political arrangements beyond the UK.'

'The Warburg Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for studying the interaction of ideas, images and society. It is dedicated to the survival and transmission of culture across time and space, with a special emphasis on the afterlife of antiquity. Its open-stack Library, Photographic Collection and Archive serve as an engine for interdisciplinary research, postgraduate teaching and a prestigious events and publication programme.'

'Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art ... Events and exhibitions happen online and in our building. All our permanent and temporary exhibitions are free, and so are most events. We hold a wide variety of events throughout the year, from tours to multi-part festivals.'

'Our vision is of a continuously developing library, archive and information service for the UK and for the international community, dedicated to supporting research, learning, teaching and advocacy about the Holocaust and genocide, their causes and consequences.'

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