What’s On for Priory 6
The Week of Monday 1st May
The Russian Revolution, historic carving, immunology and bluebells, something to suit every taste and interest in next week’s selection of events. For more information, please see Mr Salmon.
Sunday 30th April EXTRA!
Perivale Wood Open Day: 10.00am – 4.00pm. Free. Perivale Wood is a 27 acre (11 hectare) area of ancient oak woodland in west London. It is open one day a year for its spectacular show of bluebells. Very pretty. And nearby.
Monday 1st May
Read a book
Tuesday 2nd May
Christie’s Lates: Living East – The Arts & Culture of Asia: Discover more about Chinese and Japanese art with talks from Chinese art specialists and previews of the upcoming Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles auction and Art of Japan. Feng Shui Living consultant, Sylvia Bennett, will discuss incorporating Feng Shui into the home and Dr Cheng Yu, internationally renowned musician, and He Xiaoyun explain traditional Chinese music and the art of Tai Chi, concluding with a performance. Take a crash course in Mandarin whilst sampling mochi and a selection of Chinese and Japanese teas. Join us for an evening inspired by the arts and culture of Asia. 6.00pm. Free. Part of the Christie’s Lates Series. http://www.christies.com/exhibitions/south-kensington#lates_Nav
The Politics of Resentment in the 2016 US Presidential Election: Katherine J. Cramer will explore how rural American resentment toward cities and the urban elite can provide fertile ground for right-leaning candidates to win elections, and the implications of this on contemporary politics in the US and beyond. LSE 6.30pm. Free. http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2017/05/20170502t1830vWT/The-Politics-of-Resentment-in-the-2016-US-Presidential-Election
Wednesday 3rd May
Crick Institute Opening : The Crick is the new , fantastic, Nobel factory behind the British Library. This is their public opening event. It will be jaw-dropping. And the building is pretty spectacular. 6.00 – 9.30pm. Free, need to book. https://www.crick.ac.uk/whats-on/upcoming-events/2017/05/03/crick-late-discovery/
Celebrating (or not) the Centenary of the Russian Revolution: Western Scholars are non-committal. Putin’s Russia is embarrassed. How should the centenary be commemorated? Prof Sheila Fitzpatrick. LSE 6.30pm.
Thursday 4th May
Time to start REVISING?
Friday 5th May
Discovery of Exoplanets and the search for life beyond the Solar System: Dr Ingo Goldman, UCL 6.30pm. Free; one of the great Sixth Form lecture series. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/phys/department/science_centre/tabs/programme
World Immunology Day: Collaborating to Beat Lung Infections and Asthma: Why do some people exposed to allergens like pollen and pet dander develop asthma, while others do not? Why do some people infected by the same bacteria and viruses go on to develop diseases such as tuberculosis or flu, while others do not? Crick Institute. 7.00pm. Free, need to book.
Historic Carving: Learn about the practices of stone and wood carving, watch carving and gilding demonstrations and live competitions and have a go at stone carving. Friday until 7.00pm. Also Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm. City & Guilds of London Art School, 124 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ. http://www.londoncraftweek.com/events/historic-carving-at-city-guilds-of-london-art-school
Weekend 6th – 7th May
Imperial Festival: An outstanding series of events; great fun, and very impressive. The Imperial Festival is the one weekend a year where this word leading university throws open its doors and gives the public an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and explore ground-breaking research and exciting collaborations with our Albertopolis neighbours.
- Watch Robots that fly, clean your home, perform surgery, and drive our cars.
- Find if you are packing a real punch out by having a go using our unique smart boxing gloves and punching bags.
- Explore the gadgets that could revolutionise the home of tomorrow.
- See a live demonstration of fire’s behaviour and find out why the Great Fire of London couldn’t happen today due to the efforts of fire engineers.
- Try out an ‘Intelligent Kiosk’ photobooth and find out if robots can guess your age, gender and emotions.
- Experience the challenge of performing surgery with our surgery simulator.
- Check out the bikes and wheelchairs that could power future Team GB Paralympians to medals.
- Journey into the tiny world of bacteria and the organisms that share our homes and bodies, before learning all about the threat of antimicrobial resistance in our Superbug Zone.
- Make jelly worms and DNA bracelets with your young budding scientists in the Explore Zone.
Imperial College: 6th May from 12.00noon – 6.00 pm; 7th May from 12.00noon – 5.00pm. Need to book some events. Free. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/imperial-festival-2017-tickets-32819269318
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