Indulge in the array of virtual activity on offer from KQ partners.
NEW AND RECURRING EVENTS:
- Collect art fair
At a time when we are unable to come together at Somerset House in London, Craft’s Council is working in partnership with the online art platform Artsy.net to showcase the works of over 400 artists from 35 nations.
26 February – 2 March – Crafts Council
- IOM3 Investigates podcast episode: LGBT History Month – An LGBTQ+ experience in STEM
In light of LGBT History Month, IOM3 reflects on the obstacles and experiences of LGBTQ+ people in STEM. Looking at the past, present and future, the podcast delves into where we were, where we are now, and what still needs to be done for a more inclusive work environment.
- CPS Annual Lecture 2021: The Apartheid Paradigm
For SOAS’ Centre for Palestine Studies 2021 annual lecture, Professor Raef Zreik will be sharing his interpretation of the recent increase in the deployment of the Apartheid paradigm in Palestine-Israel and use this to describe the current reality there.
Friday 5 March, 17:00-19:00 – SOAS, University of London
- Racing against the Virus, with Professor Sarah Gilbert
To mark international women’s day, this year’s Humanists UK Rosalind Franklin Lecturer Professor Sarah Gilbert (Oxford Project Leader for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine), will chart the incredible work undertaken to bring about a life-saving vaccine in the space of less than a year.
Friday 5 March, 19:00-20:30 – Humanists UK
- Women of Worth Tour
As part of a series of talks celebrating women’s history, the Jewish Museum will be sharing the stories of the pioneering women in their collection and reflecting on the ways in which women have contributed to Jewish history and culture in Britain over hundreds of years.
Monday 8 March, 17:30-18:15 – Jewish Museum
- Covid-19: Addressing vaccination inequality in an interconnected world
As the world starts to implement Covid-19 vaccines, there emerges a question: will countries in the global south have equal access? Director of SOAS Professor Adam Habib will be chairing a debate on this topic featuring Dr. Peter Singer (Special Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organisation), Dr. Segenet Kelemu (Director General and CEO of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) and Martin Wolf CBE (Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times).
Tuesday 9 March, 17:00-18:30 – SOAS, University of London
- Thinking on Sunday: Gender Revolution and The Domestic Labour Gap
Forty years of feminism and still women do the majority of the housework. Why? Sally Howard investigates how we got here and what the future could look like for feminism’s final frontier: the domestic labour gap.
Sunday 14 March, 15:00-16:30 – Conway Hall
- Timothy Brennan and Michael Wood on Edward Said
Timothy Brennan will be in conversation with Michael Wood about his book, Places of Mind, which provides the first full account of the life of Edward Said, one of the most celebrated and controversial intellectuals of the last century.
Thursday 18 March, 19:00-20:00 – London Review of Books
- Mike Savage ‘The Geopolitics of Global Inequality’
Mike Savage (Martin White professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics) will explore his argument that escalating inequality is associated with the decline of national formations and the re-emergence of empires, leading to contestation within and between increasingly powerful elites.
Friday 19 March, 13:00-14:00 – City, University of London
- ‘Pandora’s Jar’ with Natalie Haynes
Natalie Haynes, author of Pandora’s Jar will be looking at Greek myths with a fresh perspective that centres women.
Monday 22 March, 18:00-20:00 – The British Museum
- Collect art fair
- The Turing Presents: AI UK
A unique two day long online event which showcases the very best of UK academic work in artificial intelligence.
23-24 March – The Alan Turing Institute
- The Pandemic, the NHS and Me
As part of Jewish Book Week, Kings Place will be broadcasting a discussion between two bestselling authors who experienced Coronavirus first hand, as patient and doctor. Poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen, who spent much of last year suffering from the virus, will be in conversation with palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke who cares deeply about standing up for her patients and the NHS.
Wednesday 24 March, 19:00 – Kings Place
- Britain and Borders: A Story of Migration, Race and Law
Leah Cowan (author of Border Nation) and Nadine El-Enany (author of (B)ordering Britain and senior lecturer of Law at Birkbeck School of Law) discuss the ways in which borders impact our lives and the role of immigration laws in obstructing access to colonial wealth.
Sunday 28 March, 15:00-16:00 – Conway Hall
- Poet in the City Presents: Virgil’s Aeneid
Virgil’s legendary Aeneid is an epic Latin masterpiece that tells the tale of Aeneas who flees from Troy, and forges his way across the Mediterranean in search of sanctuary. In this event, Poet in the City will be considering the lessons of Virgil’s Aeneid in the context of contemporary refugee issues.
Monday 29 March, 19:30-21:00 – Poet in the City
- Girl’s education in fragile contexts: How to deliver a programme when the risks are high
This online conference brings together donors, ministries and civil society organisations to discuss key challenges and lessons learned in implementing the Steps Towards Afghan Girls Education Success (STAGES) programme in Afghanistan as well as girl’s education programmes in other fragile contexts.
Wednesday 31 March, 9:30-12:15 – Aga Khan Foundation UK