History Now and Then

As the great French historian Marc Bloch wisely put it many years ago: “Misunderstanding of the present is the inevitable consequence of ignorance of the past. This is one of the reasons why he Institute of Historical Research (IHR) has organised six public discussions featuring original and provocative responses from some of the finest writers and debaters on the nature of history.

Celebrating 10 years of the British Library's Business & IP Centre

The British Library’s Business & IP Centre has been helping people turn great ideas into businesses for over ten years. In order to celebrate 10 successful years the Library is holding a day of free workshops, talks and events.

To fetch out the fire: reviving London 1666 exhibition

Knowledge Quarter's partner, Royal College of Physicians, presents To fetch out the fire: reviving London 1666, a new exhibition which marks the 350th anniversary of the devastation of the nation’s capital, taking a doctor’s eye view of the terrible events of three and a half centuries ago.

Brain Waves exhibition

Knowledge Quarter’s partner, Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, presents Brain Waves: the exhibition showcases the work of Central Sain Martins' leading design graduates, exploring a variety of design intelligences as they engage with uncertain futures.

Design Junction announces a brand new King’s Cross Creative Quarter

Designjunction (22 – 25 September) is proud to launch the inaugural King’s Cross Creative Quarter (KXCQ), in partnership with the London Design Festival, Knowledge Quarter and King’s Cross Development. This brand new initiative, which runs in conjunction with designjunction during the festival, will celebrate all that is creative and cultural in King’s Cross.

Knowledge Quarter Public Realm Charrette

Martin Sach, chair of the Knowledge Quarter Public Realm Environment and Sustainability Subgroup illustates the group tasks and on-going projects: the area-wide audit now reaching completion and the design charrette planned for September 2016. this would be an oportunty for KQ partner to share ideas, engaging with local authorities and seeking ways in which the Knowledge Quarter can be an enabler of progress.

Being The Story

Knowledge Quarter partner, The Conway Hall, in partnership with Sounddelivery presents Being The Story; one day event featuring the stories of ten inspirational individuals which will spark conversations, challenge perceptions and stimulate ideas.


Knowledge Quarter partners are invited to SOM DO SENTIDO a night of upfront Brazilian music programmed by cutting-edge Brazilian label Mais Um Disco at Camden Market as part of Camden Sentido; a celebration of the links between Camden and Brazil including its street culture, passion for music and food, and the textiles of both places.


Knowledge Quarter's partner, the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, invites proposal submissions for the conference "Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Re-inventing Identities". The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 31, 2016.

Orchestra of the Swan with Thomas Nickell

Kings Place invite Knowledge Quarter partners to a much-anticipated visit from Orchestra of the Swan, the distinguished orchestra of Stratford-upon-Avon, featuring Young Steinway Artist, Thomas Nickell. Nicknamed ‘The American Mozart’, Nickell is one of the rising stars of his generation. The evening’s programme includes works by Bach, Britten, Martland, Matthews and Walton.