The Place: Participation
A term of online dance classes for beginners to intermediate, children to over 60s. Lessons cover the spectrum of dance, from contemporary to ballet to improvisation, and are designed to be performed at home.
From Saturday 9 January 2021 – The Place
Mais Lecture: The Challenges of the post-covid economy post-Brexit UK economy
Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, will be the first woman to deliver City, University of London's prestigious annual lecture, held for the first time online.
Wednesday 13 January, 18:00 – City, University of London
Being Jack Straw
Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw will reflect on his years in the role from 2001 to 2006 under Tony Blair. Straw will be in conversation over Zoom with Sir David Manning, former British Ambassador to the United States at the time of the invasion of Iraq.
Thursday 14 January, 18:00 – UCL
Why China Should Democratize (and sooner rather than later)
In this online talk, Professor Joseph Wong (Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto) argues that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) must democratize sooner rather than later, to usher in democratic reform in China, and for the sake of its own survival. He will also discuss, however, why this is an unlikely path the ruling regime in China will take.
Monday 18 January, 18:00-19:00 – SOAS
RCP Unseen: Digital Launch
The online opening of a new exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians, RCP Unseen, displaying never before seen curiosities in the RCP's archives and exploring hidden stories from the history of medicine.
Wednesday 20 January, 18:00-19:00 – Royal College of Physicians
André Aciman and Brian Dillon
Born into Alexandria’s Sephardic Jewish community and now resident in New York, André Aciman is best known for his novels, in particular Call Me by Your Name. Aciman will be in conversation with writer and critic Brian Dillon to discuss Aciman's collection of essays Homo Irrealis.
Thursday 21 January, 19:00 – London Review of Books
Holocaust Memorial Day - Light from Darkness
Join the Jewish Museum online for its annual Holocaust Memorial Day Event exploring the theme of Light from Darkness. Survivors and Holocaust Education Speakers Joan Salter and Ruth Barnett will share their testimonies and reflect on the importance of Holocaust Education today.
Thursday 21 January, 20:00-21:00 – Jewish Museum London
Supporting Ourselves While Supporting Our Communities
A conversation between climate activist Daze Aghaji and writer and podcaster Natasha Lipman as they reflect on their recent experiences of balancing personal wellbeing with supporting their communities.
Friday 22 January, 13:00-14:00 – Wellcome Collection