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Indulge in the array of virtual activity on offer from KQ partners.


  • AI and data science in the age of COVID-19
    This one day conference will explore the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be for researchers and policymakers to share best practice and work together to understand how the UK AI and data science research community can be better positioned to respond to major crises in the future.
    Tuesday 24 November, 09:30 – 17:00 – Alan Turing Institute
  • Looking for the Invisible Enemy: The Threat of Biological Warfare
    Join Mart Kuldkepp for a lunch time lecture examining the threat of biological warfare and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic.
    Tuesday 24 November, 13:00-14:00 – UCL
  • Paper Bullets: Two Artists who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis
    Join Professor Jeffrey Jackson for a virtual book launch of his book which tells the true story of an audacious anti-Nazi campaign undertaken by a two Parisian avant-garde artists, Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe. Paper Bullets is a compelling Second World War story that has not been told before about the galvanising power of art and of resistance.
    Tuesday 24 November, 19:00-20:00 – The Wiener Holocaust Library
  • Yet Unheard
    London Sinfonietta replays an exciting evening of music from established and emerging black composers and instrumentalists.
    Available to stream from Wednesday 25 November – London Sinfonietta
  • Paying for the pandemic: Fighting class by fighting COVID-19
    In this webinar, Ben Tippet (University of Greenwich) will bring together his research on class society and inequality to explore how we can pay for the pandemic without reproducing class-based and racialised inequalities.
    Wednesday 25 November, 17:00-18:30 – SOAS, University of London
  • The Jewish Diaspora: In Search of Safety
    Jewish people, with their unique history, have lived among many different civilisations and cultures. Join writer and journalist Rachel Shabi for an evening of stories and discussion exploring the Jewish presence around the world.
    Wednesday 25 November, 19:30-20:30 – The British Library
  • Facebook Premiere: Let’s Talk About Dis
    Watch an on-demand screening of Let’s Talk About Dis, choreographed by Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, Hetain Patel. Let’s Talk About Dis is a humorous and intimate work, exploring identity and the slippery notion of political correctness. The work builds on an exploration of the dancers’ personalities and bodies, and is a playful interrogation of identity that probes the audience to think beyond surface appearances.
    Thursday 26 November, 19:00 – Sadler’s Wells
  • Enabling better collaboration with data sharing
    How can London be empowered by better data and what can we do to foster collaboration and data sharing across the public and private sector? In this webinar, we hear about how the Internet of Things (IoT) Framework developed by Sharing Cities and the London Office of Technology and Innovation enables better solution design and collaboration between London boroughs, and how COVID-19 has accelerated the need for a common approach for IoT in London.
    Friday 27 November, 10:00 – 11:00 – New London Architecture
  • Thinking on Sunday: Cyber Republic – Reinventing Democracy in the Age of Intelligent Machines
    George Zarkadakis envisions a future liberal democracy in which intelligent machines facilitate citizen assemblies, helping to extend citizen rights, and blockchains and cryptoeconomics enable new forms of democratic governance and business collaboration.
    Sunday 29 November, 15:00 – 17:30 – Conway Hall
  • Palliser Lecture 2020: Should History Carry a Health Warning?
    Can a better understanding of past crises and their complex interconnections inspire better leadership and help craft better responses to the systemic risks we face today? The 2020 Palliser Lecture promises an extraordinary online conversation with Magaret MacMillan, Professor of History at the University of Toronto.
    Tuesday 1 December, 16:00 – 17:30 – Aga Khan Foundation UK
  • William Wordsworth: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
    Join Poet in the City for an afternoon of poetry, discussion and reflection on life’s big questions through the words of Romantic poet William Wordsworth. Shahidha Bari, Polly Atkin and Pratusha will discuss Wordsworth’s life and legacy and the relationship between humans and the natural world over time.
    Saturday 5 December, 16:00 – 17:30 – Poet in the City

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