Indulge in the array of virtual activity on offer from KQ partners.
NEW AND RECURRING EVENTS:
- One-to-one maker advice sessions
Crafts Council’s Business Skills team is providing personally tailored online advice sessions for makers at all stages in their career who would like to discuss ideas or concerns about their creative practice.
Ends on 20 September – Crafts Council
- London Podcast Festival
The sixth annual London Podcast Festival will celebrate the best in UK and international podcasting talent with a programme of events featuring fan favourites such as Mark Kermode and the Empire Film Podcast and masterclasses on how to get into podcasting.
2-12 September – Kings Place
- Illustrated Talk
In this virtual talk, Simon Judge will be giving a guided tour of Thames Creeks.
Monday 2 September, 19:30-20:30 – London Canal Museum
- A New History of the Middle Ages with Dan Jones
Many of us think of the Middle Ages as backwards and ignorant but in fact, this was a time that was shaped by factors that are still of critical importance to us today. Internationally bestselling medieval historian Dan Jones will be giving a talk using objects from the British Library collection to show how the medieval world emerged from the ashes of the classical era, and how it left a commanding legacy on western politics, law, religion, art, architecture, music, language and identity.
Monday 6 September, 19:30-20:45 – The British Library
- Sally Rooney: Beautiful World, Where Are You – Live Stream
Sally Rooney, the celebrated author of Conversations With Friends and Normal People will be in conversation with author Emma Dabiri about her latest novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You?
Tuesday 7 September, 19:30 – London Review Bookshop and Southbank Centre
- Beyond the Black Panthers: Dr Beverly Bryan
Professor of Education, author, Black women’s activist, primary school teacher and former British Black Panther, Dr Beverly Bryan will be in conversation with Dr Michelle Asantewa about Slam’ poetry in the 1970s, her life as a teacher and the importance of history.
Wednesday 8 September, 18:30-20:30 – UCL
- Do great minds think alike? Tackling trafficking with tech
Modern slavery is a problem that technology can both exacerbate and alleviate. In this seminar, Anna Loutfi, legal researcher, commentator, and human rights barrister will be in conversation with Anjali Mazumder from The Alan Turing Institute, and Parosha Chandran, the UK’s leading anti-slavery lawyer about the challenges facing the fields of AI and law in fighting modern slavery.
Thursday 9 September, 14:00-15:30 – The Alan Turing Institute
- How to be a Stoic
Stoicism was a philosophy that flourished for some 500 years in ancient Greece and Rome. It had one overwhelming and highly practical ambition: to teach people how to be calm and brave in the face of adversity. In this event, expert of ancient and modern Stoicism Dr John Sellars will be joining journalist Eliot Haworth to explore how Stoicism remains immediately relevant to our lives today, particularly in these uncertain times.
Thursday 9 September, 18:00-19:00 – The British Museum
- Lauren Elkin & Deborah Levy: No. 91/92 Notes on a Parisian Commute
Lauren Elkin’s new book No. 91/92:, Notes on a Parisian Commute chronicles her year in a Parisian bus. She will be in conversation with Deborah Levy about the book and her travels through the city.
Thursday 9 September, 19:00-20:00 – London Review Bookshop
- The Anglo-Saxons: Myth and Reality with Marc Morris
The Anglo-Saxon Era has often been regarded as a golden age in British history. Its kings were elected and people in general enjoyed greater freedom. But how much of this is true, and how much of it is the product of wishful thinking? In this talk, historian Marc Morris will examine the history behind these and other claims and ask whether the reality bears any resemblance to the legend.
Thursday 9 September, 19:30-20:45 – The British Library
- Virtual Book Talk: The Light of Days
Judy Batalion’s latest book, The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance, already optioned by Steven Spielberg is a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters. She will be delivering a talk about the book as part of the Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust exhibition event series at The Wiener Holocaust Library.
Monday 13 September, 18:30-19:30 – Wiener Holocaust Library
- CRUK City of London Centre 2021 Cancer Evolution Symposium
This symposium will feature talks on the theme of Cancer evolution from a range of experts including Dr Maria Secrier from UCL, Dan Landau from the New York Genome Centre and Erik Sahai from the Francis Crick Institute.
13-14 September – The Francis Crick Institute
- Ethical Matters: The Authority Gap – Why Women are Still Taken Less Seriously than Men
Mary Ann Sieghart’s book The Authority Gap provides a startling perspective on the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives, to reveal the scale of the gap that still persists between men and women. In this event, she will be giving a talk on the book and the ways in which we can address and counteract sexism in ways that will benefit us all.
Monday 20 September, 18:30-20:00 – Conway Hall
- Paddington: The Bear and his Story
Paddington Bear has been one of the most enduringly popular characters in children’s fiction since Michael Bond first introduced him to readers in 1958, with at least 35 million books sold in 40 languages worldwide and two hit films. A migrant taken in by the kind Brown family, he stays upbeat and determined through innumerable adventures and scrapes. This evening of conservation celebrating the character will feature actor Hugh Bonneville, who plays Mr Brown in both films; the author’s daughter Karen Jankel; and illustrator R W Alley.
Tuesday 21 September, 19:30-20:45 – The British Library
- The Social Instinct, with Nichola Raihani | The Voltaire Lecture 2021
For the 2021 Voltaire Lecture, Professor Nichola Raihani will be illuminating the role of cooperation in the human story: why we live in families, why women experience the menopause, and why we routinely help complete strangers. She’ll also explore the dark side of cooperation, looking at how cooperation creates victims, where cooperation fails, and why we sometimes cheat.
Wednesday 22 September, 19:00-20:30 – Humanists UK
- Education and Networks of Learning in Islamic History: Online Short Course
This three-day course is an introduction to the study of pre-modern Islamicate education practices. The course will introduce historical sources and archival material on which our knowledge of pre-modern learning and knowledge transmission is based. In addition, participants will be introduced to innovative digital humanities approaches to the study of classical texts, such as social network analysis and the interpretation of text reuse data.
22-24 September, The Aga Khan University
- The Turing Lectures: What are your chances?
Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University Dr Cynthia Dwork will be giving a Turing Lecture which will explore the possibility of designing individual probability in AI.
Thursday 30 September, 16:30-18:00 – The Alan Turing Institute