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Trapped In The Ice, Frozen In Time: TalkTrapped In The Ice, Frozen In Time: TalkPerformances and talks exploring themes connected to the lost Franklin expedition of 1845-6.5th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Trapped In The Ice, Frozen In Time: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 5th February 2015 - 6pm-8pm
Performances and talks exploring themes connected to the lost Franklin expedition of 1845-6.
 
Made In Chelsea: The Music Of Mozart's London: TalkMade In Chelsea: The Music Of Mozart's London: TalkMusicologist Cliff Eisen and conductor Ian Page discuss the composer's musical development during his stay in London.6th February 2015Friday 6th February 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Made In Chelsea: The Music Of Mozart's London: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 6th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
Musicologist Cliff Eisen and conductor Ian Page discuss the composer's musical development during his stay in London.
 
All That Life Can Afford: London In 1765: TalkAll That Life Can Afford: London In 1765: TalkMusicologist Cliff Eisen and historian Lucy Inglis discuss the city where Mozart lived, performed and visited.13th February 2015Friday 13th February 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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All That Life Can Afford: London In 1765: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 13th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
Musicologist Cliff Eisen and historian Lucy Inglis discuss the city where Mozart lived, performed and visited.
 
The WG Sebald Lecture: AL KennedyThe WG Sebald Lecture: AL KennedyThe writer and performer discusses the challenges of translating human experiences.16th February 2015Monday 16th February 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The WG Sebald Lecture: AL Kennedy
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 16th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
The writer and performer discusses the challenges of translating human experiences.
 
Enduring Ideas: The Problem With Capitalism: LectureEnduring Ideas: The Problem With Capitalism: LectureDr Ha-Joon Chang discusses free markets and capitalism with Dame Kate Barker.17th February 2015Tuesday 17th February 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Enduring Ideas: The Problem With Capitalism: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 17th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
Dr Ha-Joon Chang discusses free markets and capitalism with Dame Kate Barker.
 
Iran In Writing: Past And PresentIran In Writing: Past And PresentWriters Reza Ghassemi, Rosa Jamali and Yadollah Royaee select writings from Persian literature.18th February 2015Wednesday 18th February 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Iran In Writing: Past And Present
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
DATES  Wednesday 18th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
Writers Reza Ghassemi, Rosa Jamali and Yadollah Royaee select writings from Persian literature.
 
Fathomless Riches: Reverend Richard Coles In ConversationFathomless Riches: Reverend Richard Coles In ConversationThe parish priest discusses his book.20th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Fathomless Riches: Reverend Richard Coles In Conversation
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 20th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
The parish priest discusses his book.
 
Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Growing Pains And Gains: Panel DiscussionInspiring Entrepreneurs: Growing Pains And Gains: Panel DiscussionEntrepreneurs discuss how to cope when a business idea takes off.23rd February 2015Monday 23rd February 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Growing Pains And Gains: Panel Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 23rd February 2015 - 6.15pm-9pm
Entrepreneurs discuss how to cope when a business idea takes off.
 
Divine Warbling: The London Pleasure Gardens: LectureDivine Warbling: The London Pleasure Gardens: LectureSpeaker Cliff Eisen discusses the pleasure gardens in Vauxhall, Ranelagh and Marylebone, accompanied by harpsichordist and conductor Steven Devine and soprano Kate Semmens.2nd March 2015Monday 2nd March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Divine Warbling: The London Pleasure Gardens: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 2nd March 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
Speaker Cliff Eisen discusses the pleasure gardens in Vauxhall, Ranelagh and Marylebone, accompanied by harpsichordist and conductor Steven Devine and soprano
 
Anthony Trollope Treasures DisplayAnthony Trollope Treasures DisplayA display dedicated to the English author including items from his archive and personal effects and the library's manuscript copy of Trollope's autobiography,3rd March 2015Sunday 7th June 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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Anthony Trollope Treasures Display
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd March to 7th June 2015
A display dedicated to the English author including items from his archive and personal effects and the library's manuscript copy of Trollope's autobiography,
 
The Future Of The Arctic: Panel DiscussionThe Future Of The Arctic: Panel DiscussionA panel discussion about opportunities arising from Arctic activity increases.16th March 2015Monday 16th March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The Future Of The Arctic: Panel Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 16th March 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
A panel discussion about opportunities arising from Arctic activity increases.
 
Inside The Nixon White House: TalkInside The Nixon White House: TalkAlexander Butterfield discusses his memories of Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal.17th March 2015Tuesday 17th March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Inside The Nixon White House: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 17th March 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
Alexander Butterfield discusses his memories of Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal.
 
Focus On Russia: Private View At The British Library Russian MusicFocus On Russia: Private View At The British Library Russian MusicDr Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia, leading East European Curator of the British Library, takes us on 3 exclusive tours of extraordinary Russian memorabilia in the Library's unique collection.19th March 2015Thursday 19th March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Focus On Russia: Private View At The British Library Russian Music
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 19th March 2015 - 2pm-4pm
Dr Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia, leading East European Curator of the British Library, takes us on 3 exclusive tours of extraordinary Russian memorabilia in the Li
 
Authors' Lives: Howard Jacobson In Conversation With Alex Clark: TalkAuthors' Lives: Howard Jacobson In Conversation With Alex Clark: TalkThe writer discusses his life and work.19th March 2015Thursday 19th March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Authors' Lives: Howard Jacobson In Conversation With Alex Clark: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 19th March 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
The writer discusses his life and work.
 
Focus On Russia: Private View At The British Library Gorbachev & His LegacyFocus On Russia: Private View At The British Library Gorbachev & His LegacyDr Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia, leading East European Curator of the British Library, takes us on 3 exclusive tours of extraordinary Russian memorabilia in the Library's unique collection.20th March 2015Friday 20th March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Focus On Russia: Private View At The British Library Gorbachev & His Legacy
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 20th March 2015 - 10.30am-12.30pm
Dr Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia, leading East European Curator of the British Library, takes us on 3 exclusive tours of extraordinary Russian memorabilia in the Li
 
The Folio Society Lecture: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: LectureThe Folio Society Lecture: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: LectureThe author discusses her work.20th March 2015Friday 20th March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The Folio Society Lecture: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 20th March 2015 - 6.30pm-7.45pm
The author discusses her work.
 
On Desire: Panel DiscussionOn Desire: Panel DiscussionAuthors Deborah Levy and Eimear McBride and critic Alex Clark discuss love and romance.21st March 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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On Desire: Panel Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Saturday 21st March 2015 - 11.30am-12.45pm
Authors Deborah Levy and Eimear McBride and critic Alex Clark discuss love and romance.
 
On Conflict: Panel DiscussionOn Conflict: Panel DiscussionA panel discussion about aspects of conflict.21st March 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
On Conflict: Panel Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Saturday 21st March 2015 - 1.45pm-3pm
A panel discussion about aspects of conflict.
 
On Wit: Panel DiscussionOn Wit: Panel DiscussionWriters Rachel Cooke, AL Kennedy and Sam Leith discuss comedy in writing.21st March 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
On Wit: Panel Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Saturday 21st March 2015 - 3.30pm-4.30pm
Writers Rachel Cooke, AL Kennedy and Sam Leith discuss comedy in writing.
 
On Inheritance: Panel DiscussionOn Inheritance: Panel DiscussionAuthors AM Homes, Jeanette Winterson and Mark Lawson discuss inheritance.22nd March 2015Sunday 22nd March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
On Inheritance: Panel Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Sunday 22nd March 2015 - 11.30am-12.45pm
Authors AM Homes, Jeanette Winterson and Mark Lawson discuss inheritance.
 
On Betrayal: TalkOn Betrayal: TalkA panel discussion.22nd March 2015Sunday 22nd March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
On Betrayal: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Sunday 22nd March 2015 - 1.30pm-2.45pm
A panel discussion.
 
On Endings: TalkOn Endings: TalkAn informative talk.22nd March 2015Sunday 22nd March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
On Endings: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Sunday 22nd March 2015 - 3.15pm-4.30pm
An informative talk.
 
Magna Carta And Our Constitutional Future: TalkMagna Carta And Our Constitutional Future: TalkAn informative talk.23rd March 2015Monday 23rd March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Magna Carta And Our Constitutional Future: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 23rd March 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
An informative talk.
 
Talk Science: Scientists In Extreme Environments: DiscussionTalk Science: Scientists In Extreme Environments: DiscussionIntelligent discussion about the benefits of science in extreme environments.25th March 2015Wednesday 25th March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Talk Science: Scientists In Extreme Environments: Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Wednesday 25th March 2015 - 6pm-8.30pm
Intelligent discussion about the benefits of science in extreme environments.
 
John Gray: An Enquiry Into Human Freedom: TalkJohn Gray: An Enquiry Into Human Freedom: TalkJohn Gray discusses his book The Soul of the Marionette.27th March 2015Friday 27th March 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
John Gray: An Enquiry Into Human Freedom: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 27th March 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
John Gray discusses his book The Soul of the Marionette.
 
Historic Punch Gets Medieval: TalkHistoric Punch Gets Medieval: TalkExplore the quirky side of history10th April 2015Friday 10th April 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Historic Punch Gets Medieval: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 10th April 2015 - 6.30am-9.30pm
Explore the quirky side of history
 
Octavio Paz And The United Kingdom: TalkOctavio Paz And The United Kingdom: TalkConnections between British literature and academic life.13th April 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Octavio Paz And The United Kingdom: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 13th April 2015 - 2pm-5.30pm
Connections between British literature and academic life.
 
Black Dandyism: TalkBlack Dandyism: TalkAn informative talk about the history of dandyism.17th April 2015Friday 17th April 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Black Dandyism: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 17th April 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
An informative talk about the history of dandyism.
 
Mark Thomas Presents The People's Magna Carta Part 1: TalkMark Thomas Presents The People's Magna Carta Part 1: TalkExplore what would be included in a modern Magna Carta.20th April 2015Monday 20th April 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Mark Thomas Presents The People's Magna Carta Part 1: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 20th April 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Explore what would be included in a modern Magna Carta.
 
A Celebration Of Anthony Trollope: TalkA Celebration Of Anthony Trollope: TalkThe significance and impact of Trollope's work.23rd April 2015Thursday 23rd April 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
A Celebration Of Anthony Trollope: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
The significance and impact of Trollope's work.
 
William Marshal: The Architect Of Magna Carta': TalkWilliam Marshal: The Architect Of Magna Carta': TalkDr Thomas Asbridge discusses the life of William Marshal.27th April 2015Monday 27th April 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
William Marshal: The Architect Of Magna Carta': Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 27th April 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
Dr Thomas Asbridge discusses the life of William Marshal.
 
Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)A textile interpretation of the historic document stitched by over 200 people that have been associated and affected by its implementation.15th May 2015Friday 24th July 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free Event 
Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  15th May to 24th July 2015
A textile interpretation of the historic document stitched by over 200 people that have been associated and affected by its implementation.
 
West AfricaWest AfricaAn exhibition celebrating the cultural and literacy heritage of western Africa. Traditions, politics, faith, music, history and sound will be explored.16th October 2015Tuesday 16th February 2016 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free Event 
West Africa
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th October 2015 to 16th February 2016
An exhibition celebrating the cultural and literacy heritage of western Africa. Traditions, politics, faith, music, history and sound will be explored.
 
 
 

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Keyboard Conversation: Russian Rapture: Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov
Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

Kings Place 7 minutes walk from British Library

Internationally acclaimed American pianist Jeffrey Siegel performs Tchaikovsky's charming Humoreske and Rachmaninov's celebrated C-Sharp Minor Prelude with Q&A sessions....More

LCMS: Busch Ensemble
Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

Kings Place 7 minutes walk from British Library

The Busch Ensemble perform Schubert's Notturno in E Flat D, Beethoven's Piano Trio in E Flat No 2 and Dvorak's ...More

Foundling Sunday
Exhibitions | On 1st February 2015 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Talk about the exhibition plus a piano recital....More

The Super Bowl XLIV Party
Leisure | On 1st February 2015 

Bloomsbury Lanes 8 minutes walk from British Library

The ultimate destination to watch the Super Bowl with Bowling Lanes, DJs, giveaways, big screens, private booths and a free ...More

Novice Latin: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 22nd February 2015 

University Of London Union 10 minutes walk from British Library

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Novice Ballroom: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 22nd February 2015 

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Ballroom: Intermediate: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 22nd February 2015 

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Intermediate Latin: Workshop
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Hangover Lounge
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st February 2015 

The Lexington 13 minutes walk from British Library

Hangover Lounge is the place to eat Sunday lunch, drink hair of the dog, meet like-minded souls, read the papers ...More

Swinging Sundays
Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

The Lexington 13 minutes walk from British Library

Benoit Viellefon and his orchestra perform energetic, 1920s-style music including swing, Gypsy jazz and chanson....More

 

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Seasonal | On 14th February 2015 

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Share a romantic evening under the stars at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, with a planetarium show about the Valentine's night ...More

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Concerts | On 16th March 2015 

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Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

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Daliees Jukebox One Love Valentine's Party
Concerts | On 14th February 2015 

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The Breakfast Club is celebrating February 14th with Daliee's Jukebox 'One Love Valentine's Party', an evening of great tunes from ...More

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