Upcoming events: 21-24 October 2019
21 October, 2019
MONDAY OCTOBER 21
LECTURE The Mathematical World of C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). Carroll (pictured above) is best known for his Alice books. But his day job was as a mathematics lecturer at Christ Church in Oxford. What mathematics was he interested in? And how good a mathematician was he? This illustrated lecture and book launch will attempt to answer these questions by outlining his mathematical life, labours and legacy in the context of Victorian Oxford. Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1. 020 7831 0575. Free. Visit www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures for further details. 6pm-7pm.
MUSIC Union Chapel Singers. Singing a variety of music, including pop, folk and classical. Members do not need to be able to read music, and there are no auditions. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1. Booking essential, email email@example.com. £6. 7.30pm.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 22
FAMILY Fun at the Farm. Free drop in activities for children and families. Make a scarecrow just in time for Halloween. Freightliners Farm, Sheringham Road, N7. 020 7609 0467. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. 2pm-4pm.
LECTURE Biometrics: How Unique are You? Professor Richard Harvey explores how biometrics help reduce crime and whether it is possible to have a biometric system that doesn’t broadcast more personal information than wanted. Museum of London, 150 London Wall, Barbican, EC2. 020 7831 0575. Free. Visit www.gresham.ac. uk/lectures for further details. 6pm-7pm.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23
ART Culture Cafe. Artist Joanna McCormick leads drop in sessions where visitors can explore different themes through art. This week also includes a cello recital at 12.30pm. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1. 020 7226 1686. Free, donations welcome. 11am-2pm.
FAMILY Fun at the Farm. Free drop in activities for children and families. Create Halloween decorations. Freightliners Farm, Sheringham Road, N7. 020 7609 0467. Email administration@ freightlinersfarm.org.uk for further details. 2pm-4pm.
TALK The Europeans. Author Orlando Figes discusses his new book The Europeans, a tour de force that explains how Europe’s cultural life transformed during the course of the 19th century. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. £10. 7pm.
TALK Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times. Discover the definitive history of how evil magic has survived from the largely rural world of Georgian Britain and the time of the British Empire to the multicultural present. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £6. 7.30pm-9.30pm.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 24
FAMILY Fun at the Farm. Free drop in activities for children and families. Make autumn pictures to take home. Freightliners Farm, Sheringham Road, N7. 020 7609 0467. Email email@example.com for further details. 2pm-4pm.
MUSIC Raised Voices Choir. Political street choir welcomes new members. Doreen Bazell Community Centre, Chenies Place (off Pancras Road), NW1. Free sessions available. Visit www.raised-voices.org.uk for further details. 7.30pm-9.30pm.