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    s rail transport news Read More Ticket Alert Ig Nobel Award Tour February 10 2016 February 14 2016 Ticket Alert Leave a comment One of the key highlights of the annual science entertainment calendar is making a return to Imperial College in March with an evening comprising of an oddly eclectic mix of science bad poetry Really Bad Poetry and a small girl walking up to people and saying Please Stop I m Bored Read More The longest surviving Vrindavani Vastra goes on display February 10 2016 February 10 2016 History Leave a comment A vast 17th century cloth from India has gone on display in the British Museum filling an entire wall of the gallery Read More Ticket Alert Buzz Aldrin in Conversation with Brian Cox February 9 2016 February 14 2016 Ticket Alert 1 Comment A chance to hear from the second man to step foot on the moon astronaut Buzz Aldrin who will be at the Science Museum later this month Read More Ticket Alert Bach Passion at St Paul s Cathedral February 8 2016 February 14 2016 Ticket Alert 1 Comment Bach s intense masterpiece narrating the events leading to the Crucifixion takes place at 6 30pm Wednesday 16 March Read More A feast of gold at the British Museum February 7 2016 Events and Tours Leave a comment In 1898 one of Britain s richest men died and part of his legacy a vast confection of antiquities was donated to the British Museum which has now put them on display in a dedicated space Read More The past and future of London s roads on display February 7 2016 Events and Tours 1 Comment If you look at any map of a city the dominating feature isn t the buildings but the roads It is

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  • British Museum’s Buried Treasure goes on display – IanVisits
    2016 Things to do in London in Apr 2016 London Calendar Jan Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A small side room in the British Museum is currently hosting a rare collection of buried treasure a display of buried hoards People have been burying precious objects in the ground since the bronze age either for ritual reasons or to protect them from who knows what Occasionally some of them are dug up again and a few of these buried hoards are now on display While the exceptionally rare discoveries of gold metalwork attract the most attention most hoards are small clay jars filled with coins In addition the 2010 discovery of a huge Roman coin hoard in Frome in Somerset raised many questions about this traditional interpretation suggesting that ritual practices also played a part in the burial of Roman hoards This display showcases some recent discoveries of hoards reported through the Treasure Act and studied at the British Museum It begins with the large metalwork deposits of the Bronze and Iron Ages such as the Salisbury hoard and weapons found in the River Thames at Broadness The display finishes with objects from the hoards found at Oxborough and Hoxne buried in the years following the

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  • Ticket Alert – The 2016 Tweed Run – IanVisits
    2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Fancy a charming jaunt around the sights of London in a decorous style becoming of the Edwardian upper middle classes Then the 8th annual Tweed Run is for you around 400 people on safety bikes and some more dubious contraptions come together for a jolly fine day out perambulating around the city A spot of English tea a picnic and a chance to show people how cycling is supposed to be done in style with politeness and a notable lack of flashing lights a davy lamp may be permitted The Tweed Run takes place on Saturday 14 May 2016 and tickets go on sale at noon on Monday 29th

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  • Unbuilt London: A Bronze Slab Next to Parliament – IanVisits
    the public were swiftly dropped and a bomb proof glass wall added to the design However the top would have been a secret room with a roof garden and views across London When shown off to the public nearly 14 000 people visited an exhibition of the designs although it was noted at the time that fewer than half of the MPs visited the exhibition which was after all about a new office for their convenience The GLC started expressing doubts about the design and various amendments were made to assuage their rising concerns However by the following May even MPs were starting to get cold feet about the design Later it was alleged that the government misrepresented the design to MPs in an effort to get more on side for a plan to quietly ditch it Despite that in June 1973 MPs approved plans to to build the new bronzed slab next to the river However although the architects carried on developing the scheme construction never started and an economic downturn made starting it even harder Eventually in July 1975 the plans were dropped as costs soared from the original 7 million to 30 million excluding the cost of the land and MPs were told to look elsewhere for cheaper offices With its cladding of bronzed glass it would have looked exceptionally dated within the decade Today with bronzed glass utterly decried as rightly awful and the building unfit for modern use it would have probably been demolished when the Jubilee Line came burrowing through the area And rather than a squat tired looking 1970s office block we d probably still have the current Portcullis House Or maybe one of the runners up Sources Hansard Illustrated London News April 29 1972 November 25 1972 Demolishing Whitehall Leslie Martin Harold Wilson and the Architecture of White Heat Movietone News Architects Journal December 1972 The Times 2nd March 1973 17th July 1975 Building April 1973 yeah yeah whatever Facebook 31 Google 0 Linkedin 1 Reddit 0 Twitter 14 14 46 houses of parliament parliament 2 thoughts on Unbuilt London A Bronze Slab Next to Parliament martin says February 14 2016 at 9 29 pm Interpenetrated F narr Reply The Duke of Waltham says February 15 2016 at 2 30 pm I knew there was an abortive competition for a building on Bridge Street but I had no idea it would have resulted in this abortion It would have looked so horribly out of place between its Victorian neighbours that its unpopularity seems assured with a probable fate much like that of the Palast der Republik in Berlin On the other hand Portcullis House may have shocked me a little at first but I have warmed to it and this post certainly makes me like it even more It is a building sensitive to its location with an interesting profile and detailing that will stand the test of time far better than the strident sterility of 70s modernism The long delay in

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  • Wellcome to your unconscious mind – IanVisits
    Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Deep in the dead of night science religion and art come together and dance a merry jig in the minds of sleeping Londoners For millennia we have woken from curious dreams and attributed them to messages from God Artists have interpreted the dreams in dark and gloomy nightmares But is only now that the veil is slowly being drawn back to reveal how the brain works and science is starting to hesitantly pick out what causes such strangely surreal dreams Science treads carefully though tip toeing around the issue of what makes us us What is conciousness how does it work Are we simply a bio chemical device or is there some mysterious other that creates the sensation that the thoughts in our head are generated by a higher method The Wellcome Collection in central London is exploring this conjunction of science and art in the second of its year long explorations of the human consciousness It s a mix of documents and drawings from scientists intermixed with art that seeks to explore the emotions that the brain so mysteriously generates For anyone who has suffered it and I include myself one of the greatest terrors is sleep paralysis and the utterly unreasoning fear of something malevolent being in the room When so many people experience the same exceptionally graphic phenomena it s very difficult to argue that individual brains all dream the same thing and see the same things so there has to be another unseen world out there which we all share if only in the darkest moments of our awareness With human consciousness being such an integral part of what makes the unique us it is difficult for science to explain that what

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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground TfL bids for luxury flats on top of Covent Garden tube WestEndExtra Friday s 24 hour Tube strike has been called off but further industrial action remains in place including a walkout during this year s London Marathon TheWeek A look at TfL s fit for the future tube station changes DiamondGeezer Crossrail Celebrities are joining a campaign against Crossrail 2 as the new tunnels could make their basement extensions uninhabitable LDC Mainline Overground Lewisham rail passengers are demanding action on overcrowded and late running commuter trains into the heart of the city EastLondonLine Commuters forking out 9 000 a year for season tickets have been left furious after discovering their reserved seat is in a phantom train carriage Standard Campaigners claim dangerous level crossing in Barnes is putting children s lives at risk Local Times Making the case to protect ancient woodland to the HS2 Bill Committee PoliticsHome Murphy signs 60m London Overground electrification project ConstructionIndex A second round of consultations on the preferred option for the Western Rail Link to Heathrow are due to begin on February 23 GetWestLondon Flying Scotsman to come to London IanVisits Miscellaneous Dodging fares on trains is now normal because people have learnt to play the system a watchdog has claimed Standard Kew Gardens station is of international importance and should not have its ticket office closed says the

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  • London Events During January 2016
    01 13 15 The Donaldson Lecture Grayson Perry Grayson Perry CBE will deliver the inaugural Donaldson Lecture launching a programme of special events celebrating 175 years of architectural education at The Bartlett School of Architecture 2016 01 13 Free How to Have a Good Day Caroline Webb will demonstrate how easy it is to use science based strategies to boost effectiveness happiness and productivity Holborn 2016 01 13 Free Scibar Cake And or Death Maia Elliot from the University of Surrey will be explaining how a lack of cake can technically kill you 2016 01 13 more events on Wednesday 13th Jan Thursday 14th Jan Free London s Festival of Light 20 illuminated works of art will be scattered around London for its first major festival of light 2016 01 14 Free Muted Modernists the struggle over divine politics in Saudi Arabia Professor Al Rasheed challenges the stereotype of Saudi divine politics as monolithic and much of the scholarly received wisdom on Islamism Holborn 2016 01 14 more events on Thursday 14th Jan Friday 15th Jan 12 Clerkenwell Not Just a Watering Hole A walk with a Clerkenwell Islington Guide around Clerkenwell historically a place of gin and beer production Clerkenwell 2016 01 15 Free Human Evolution What we Know from Butchered Bones Cut marks found on the surface of human remains housed in the Museum collection give us clues as to how some of our early ancestors died But what else can they tell us South Kensington 2016 01 15 Free London s Festival of Light 20 illuminated works of art will be scattered around London for its first major festival of light 2016 01 15 22 90 The Johnny Cash Roadshow A musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend Johnny Cash Richmond 2016 01 15 5 Silent Visions of the Future A selection of short films from the silent era including both factual and fictional explorations of what the future might bring Southwark 2016 01 15 5 Human Spaceflight is it Worth the Money and Risk This debate on the relative values of crewed and uncrewed space exploration is presented in partnership with the Royal Society South Kensington 2016 01 15 more events on Friday 15th Jan Saturday 16th Jan 10 50 Snowdrop Days 2016 Annual opening of the Physic Gardens to see the snowdrops in their spring bloom 2016 01 16 Free Bodies in Balance A day of activities and talks exploring Tibetan medicine and healing Camden 2016 01 16 Free London s Festival of Light 20 illuminated works of art will be scattered around London for its first major festival of light 2016 01 16 5 Come a wassailing A last chance to use the Brunel Museum s famously tiny entrance to its underground chamber Rotherhithe 2016 01 16 more events on Saturday 16th Jan Sunday 17th Jan 10 50 Snowdrop Days 2016 Annual opening of the Physic Gardens to see the snowdrops in their spring bloom 2016 01 17 Free London s Festival of Light 20 illuminated works of art will be scattered around London for its first major festival of light 2016 01 17 more events on Sunday 17th Jan Monday 18th Jan 0 The Founding of the Royal Free Hospital Clerkenwell 2016 01 18 more events on Monday 18th Jan Tuesday 19th Jan Free Babbage and Lovelace A talk about the relationship between the father of computing Charles Babbage and the mother of programming Ada Countess of Lovelace Barbican 2016 01 19 5 HS2 Embrace the pace or restrain the train A panel debate the merits or otherwise of the HS2 rail project 2016 01 19 10 Grayson Perry in conversation with Charles Holland Join Grayson Perry in conversation with FAT architect Charles Holland and explore his House for Essex South Kensington 2016 01 19 Free Business for Punks A talk by the co founders of controversial craft beer brewery BrewDog Holborn 2016 01 19 Free Your Body By Darwin Jeremy Taylor reveals compelling insights from the rapidly developing field of Darwinian medicine Holborn 2016 01 19 more events on Tuesday 19th Jan Wednesday 20th Jan Free IMPRESS and the Future of UK Press Regulation The Chair of Impress Walter Merricks will outline the role and ambitions of his organisation which has been established as a Leveson compliant regulator Holborn 2016 01 20 10 From Day into Night Walking the Ginger Line with Iain Sinclair Join Iain Sinclair for an account of his London adventure where he explores the city through a day s tramp around the circuit of the Overground Covent Garden 2016 01 20 more events on Wednesday 20th Jan Thursday 21st Jan Free The Dreams and Nightmares of Christian Liberalism This lecture will trace liberalism s ordeal from its early ideals to its deep involvement in the First World War and discuss its continuing relevance in the contemporary world Holborn 2016 01 21 Free Lunch Hour Lectures How we should deal with creationism in schools How should teachers respond in science lessons and religious education lessons 2016 01 21 Free Thames Whale Tenth Anniversary Memorial March and Whale Wake A march and celebration of the Thames Whale which swam up the Thames 10 years ago South Kensington 2016 01 21 0 War in London Exhibition tour with the Curator Clerkenwell 2016 01 21 5 The Island should London be independent What would happen to London and to the UK if we cut loose Camden 2016 01 21 5 Winter is Coming The Medieval World of Game of Thrones Join Carolyne Larrington to discover the medieval history myths and legends which inspired George R R Martin s book and TV series Game of Thrones Picadilly 2016 01 21 more events on Thursday 21st Jan Friday 22nd Jan Free Chasing an Asteroid Join planetary scientist Sara Russell to find out what this asteroid could reveal about the history of the sun and planets South Kensington 2016 01 22 more events on Friday 22nd Jan

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  • What's on in London - Monday, 1st February 2016
    How can the writings of Frantz Fanon help us to understand the political uprisings and revolutions of the contemporary world Holborn 2016 02 01 Free Green Bonds a solution to finance the future Are financial markets the enemy of social equality and the environment Or can market forces help nurture a more sustainable future Holborn 2016 02 01 Free In conversation with Dame Rosalyn Higgins Dame Rosalyn Higgins was the first female judge elected to the International Court of Justice ICJ and was elected President in 2006 Holborn 2016 02 01 8 Festival of the Spoken Nerd Alice s Adventures in Numberland An interactive evening event with the Nerds consisting of stand up mathematician Matt Parker geek songstress Helen Arney and experiments maestro Steve Mould Camden 2016 02 01 More Dates Tomorrow 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th February March April Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon Free Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards Waterloo station is playing host to the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards exhibition Ending Soon Sun 7th Feb 2016 02 01 14 50 The World of Charles and Ray Eames This extensive new exhibition surveys their careers and extraordinary work at the Eames Office Ending Soon Sun 14th Feb 2016 02 01 Free London s Urban Jungle A display exploring the fascinating work of Charles Jamrach one of Victorian London s leading exotic animals dealers Ending Soon Sun 21st Feb 2016 02 01 Free Streets Ahead The future of London s roads Explore how London s roads and streets have evolved over history and how they will need to adapt in the future Ending Soon Wed 24th Feb 2016 02 01 Free The Strad 125 Years Great String Players The Strad magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary with a display

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