Think Tank Listings: March

Think Tank Listings: March


A selection of some of the most informative and interesting lectures and discussions scheduled for this month in London.

Royal Geographical Society, 13 March
A lecture explores the journey of Felicity Aston, a polar scientist who skied to the North Pole with a group of novice explorers from across Europe and the Middle East in 2018. The core purpose of the exhibition was to foster dialogue and understanding between women from Western and Arabian cultures.

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. St George’s Guildhall, 1 St George’s Courtyard, off King Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1EU

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Imperial College London, 16 March
Petter Brodin, associate professor of Immunology at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, gives a talk about how “human immune systems are shaped by environmental influences early in life.” The seminar is hosted by the National Heart and Lung Institute.

2:30 p.m., G16 Lecture Theatre, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road, SW7 2AZ

Free; registration is not required. For more information, visit

Intelligence2, 17 March
Why does physics matter? Professor and radio personality Jim Al-Khalili, and physicist Helen Czerski, discuss the importance of understanding physics and how there is much we still do not understand about our universe.

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Church House, Great Smith Street, SW1P 3NZ

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Gresham College, 18 March
In the decade after the execution of Charles I, his son Charles II rented a series of mansions in the Low Countries and France for use as headquarters of the exiled monarchy. Professor Simon Thurley CBE, an architectural historian, discusses these previously unknown royal ‘palaces’ and how they later impacted the culture of Restoration England.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN

Registration is not required; doors will open 30 minutes before the lecture begins. Learn more at

Westminster Abbey Institute, 19 March
The Abbey hosts a lunchtime symposium on hope in adversity. The speakers are: Andrew Grinnell, a facilitator of the Leeds Poverty Truth Commission; Jenny McCartney, a journalist and author who grew up in Northern Ireland; and Nicolette Waldman, a research consultant for Amnesty International.

12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cheynegates, Westminster Abbey

Registration is free but required at or 020 7654 491. For more information, visit

Goldsmiths, University of London, 20 March
Dr Elizabeth Williams chairs a panel with the UK’s only black male professor of African history, Hakim Adi of the University of Chinchester, and the UK’s only black female professor of the histroy of slavery, Olivette Otele of the University of Bristol, who will discuss ways to ‘decolonise’ historical thinking in 21st-century academia.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, University London, 8 Lewisham Way, SE14 6NW

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The Warburg Institute, 24 March
Michael Kauffmann, a professor emeritus of art history at The British Academy, discusses the impact of refugees dealers on London’s art market in the 1930s and 40s. Kauffmann himself emigrated to London from Germany in 1938 and will also draw on personal memory.

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, WC1H 0AB

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Intelligence2, 31 March
From the women of the #MeToo movement, to Malala Yousafzai, to Greta Thunberg, women around the world are raising their voices as never before. Labour MP Yvette Cooper and the BBC’s Razia Iqbal discuss inspiring women’s speeches that are featured in Cooper’s new book, She Speaks: The Power of Women’s Voices.

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ

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Gresham College, 1 April
Why has the partisan memorialisation of religious atrocity in Ireland proven so durable? Alec Ryrie FBA, a professor of divinity, discusses why Ireland, more so than anywhere else in Europe, has seen such long-lasting religious wars.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN

Registration is not required; doors will open 30 minutes before the lecture begins. For more information, visit

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