Beyond Earth: In search of life

During World Space Week 2015, the Institute of Physics (IOP) will lure Dr Lewis Dartnell, a UK Space Agency Research Fellow, to a tunnel in the depths of King’s Cross to talk about how physics is shaping our hunt for extra-terrestrial life.

Being Human 2015

Knowledge Quarter partners, School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London and Wellcome Trust join in making the Being Human festival possible. Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities showcasing diversity within the humanities with an injection of creativity and festival fun.

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Kings Place Festival 2015

KQ partner, Kings Place, presents Kings Place Festival 2015 from the 11 to the 13 of September. There’s something for everyone this year with tickets at just £6.50, plus lots of events are free!

Professor John Mullan opening Emma 200

Austen scholar, Professor John Mullan from KQ partner, UCL, will give a talk on ‘Emma and Jane Austen’s London' at the Emma 200 festival on Thursday 10th of September; opening a weekend of celebrations in the leafy surrounding of Brunswick Square.

Wellbeing Walk Launch Event

The Urban Partners (UP) launch of the Wellbeing Walk on 6th July inagurated a safer, less polluted and calmer route for people walking from Euston to St Pancras/King’s Cross or vice versa and invigorated the local Somers town increasing footfall in the area.

Defining Forms of Control in the Contemporary City

Date: Tuesday 11th August 2015, 18:30 to 20:00 Venue: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London As part of the Virtual Control exhibition hosted by RIBA, and produced by the UCL Urban Laboratory with artist Max Colson, this discussion will explore the real and imaginary forms of control in privatised public spaces.

Tête: à Tête: The Opera Festival King’s Cross, 21 July – 9 August 2015

Knowledge Quarter partner Tête: à Tête: The Opera Festival is returning to King’s Cross this summer, with more than 100 performances of over 40 new works, at a range of local venues.

Frank Wilczek on a Beautiful Universe

Date: 9th July 2015 Venue: Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place Are the laws of nature beautiful? Throughout human history, artists as well as scientists have often taken inspiration from this question.

Urban Partners: Walk this way!

Date: Monday 6th July 9.30 - 10.30am Venue: Somers Town Community Centre 150 Ossulston Street, London NW1 1EE Urban Partners are proud to be unveiling London’s first designated station to station Wellbeing Walk and they want you to be part of the celebrations.