Indulge in the array of virtual activity on offer from KQ partners.
NEW AND RECURRING EVENTS:
- Ethical Matters: Philosophy, Parenting and Pandemic
Jack Underwood, poet and author of ‘Not Even This: Poetry, Parenthood and Living Uncertainly’ will be in conversation with philosopher and writer Tom Whyman about how parents can have hope for the future during this period of great uncertainty.
Monday 14 June, 18:30-20:00 – Conway Hall
- Pride Before Pride
On 28 August 1971, members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) Youth Group organised the first LGBTQ+ public march in the UK. In this event 50 years later, the British Library will bring together the participants of this march to reflect on it and the 30 years of activism that would lead to the age of consent being made equal in 2001.
Monday 14 June, 19:30-20:30 – The British Library
- Breaking the code: Alan Turing’s legacy in 2021
Ahead of the June 23 release into circulation of the new Turing £50 banknote (and Alan’s 109th birthday), this panel discussion will explore the life and legacy of Alan Turing to find out why he still means so much, to so many.
Wednesday 16 June 2021,12:30-14:00 – The Alan Turing Institute
- Trade, Heritage and Landscape along the Silk Roads
Along the Silk Roads, not only were products exchanged but people circulated, bringing with them new ideas, cultures, and religions. In this webinar, three expert professors will discuss the Silk Roads and networks between Asia, Africa and Europe. They will also share their long-time experience on how to preserve and promote the cultural heritage along the Silk Roads.
Wednesday 16 June, 12:00-13:00 – Aga Khan University
- Law On Trial – Pharmaceutical Patents And Pandemics: Public Health And Private Wealth?
The Covid-19 pandemic has re-ignited a long-standing debate about the ethics of patenting pharmaceutical products. In this event, an international panel of law professors will consider the pros and cons of granting patents over pharmaceutical products. Part of Birkbeck’s annual Law on Trial series.
Wednesday 16 June, 18:00-19:00 – Birkbeck, University of London
- #FOODTALKS: How can food help us address climate emergency and justice?
Industrial food systems are at the heart of societal divisions and too often store up problems for the long-term. This event will explore how we can use food as a way of uniting us to overcome injustices, including the climate crisis.
Speakers include Raj Patel, writer and co-director of ‘The Ants & The Grasshopper’ (2021) and Harriet Lamb, CEO of Ashden, climate solutions in action.
Thursday 17 June, 17:00-18:00 – Impact Hub Kings Cross
- ‘A building, a body’: a virtual architectural tour of the Royal College of Physicians
As part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture, the Royal College of Physicians will be sharing a live virtual tour of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Grade I listed home, allowing visitors to discover how architect Denys Lasdun in 1958 fulfilled the RCP’s contradictory brief, and how the spaces he created continue to care for its occupants and its history today.
Thursday 17 June, 18:00-19:00 – Royal College of Physicians
- Humanists UK Convention 2021
On the weekend of World Humanist Day, this convention will be featuring a programme of talks and discussions that will ask big questions about humanity’s past and future, putting humanist values and humanist ideas about our place in the universe into the spotlight.
Saturday 19 June, 13:00-18:00 – Humanists UK
- Cockpit Summer Festival
Taking place over two weekends, Cockpit Arts’ summer festival features maker talks, giving inside glimpses into the secrets of exceptional craftsmanship, and exclusive looks at new collections from their community of craftspeople.
21 June-4 July, Cockpit Arts
- Online premiere of ‘to feel something tipping, under and towards you’, an online film by Es Morgan.
Artist Es Morgan’s intimate online film, co-commissioned by The Place and Wellcome Collection explores trans embodiment, visibility, being with others and being alone.
Available online from 24 June-8 July, The Place
- AKU-ISMC’s Online Summer Programme: Gender in Muslim Contexts
Run by leading experts on gender and Islam, this 9 day course will bring together scholars and students from diverse backgrounds to discuss key issues in the study of gender in Muslim contexts.
28 June-6 July, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
- Stories of the Windrush Children, with Benjamin Zephaniah
To mark the fourth annual national Windrush day, poet Benjamin Zephaniah will be in conversation with Black Cultural Archives Learning and Engagement Manager Ayshah Johnston, to explore the themes in his book, ‘Windrush Child’, and the legacy and struggles of this unique community.
Tuesday 22 June, 14:00-15:00 – The British Library