South Kensington Online Talks

From artists and scientists to musicians and curators, historians and literary experts - hear from some of our leading experts in South Kensington and their guests with an exciting programme of online talks.

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Imperial College Podcasts: The effects of climate change

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Imperial College London
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Imperial College's latest podcasts centre around climate change anxiety, quantum computing and climate injustice. Discover more about their priorities for the upcoming COP26 climate change summit.

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A Future Podcast: Talking Culture

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Goethe-Institut
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Talking Culture is a platform for thought-provoking discussions about the future of Europe, the UK, and the world. In this edition, artist Natalie Taylor, architecture & design collective Urban Radicals and landscape architect Adam Harris talk together about their "SouthKenGreenTrail" installations.

Talking Culture: Why Theatre Matters Right Now?

Goethe-Institut
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The Goethe-Institut's popular podcasts regularly feature a dynamic and thought-provoking selection of exclusive interviews and debates. Kris Nelson, Artist Director of LIFT discusses 'why does theatre matter right now?' against a background of rising right-wing parties, and the current challenges of COVID-19.

Back to Earth: By Leaves We Listen

Serpentine
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How can botanical knowledge support practices of ecological and personal healing? Victoria Sin and Lucia Pietroiusti co-host a round table with Emma Nicolson from Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh with artists Keg de Souza, Nabihah Iqbal and botanist Greg Kenicer. Featuring sound works by Rachel Pimm and Keg de Souza.

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Imperial Events online

Imperial College London
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You can join Imperial from wherever you are in the world with their online content and events!

Howard Williams in conversation with Roger Kneebone

Royal College of Music
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Join the surgeon and academic Professor Roger Kneebone in conversation with unorthodox people whose careers defy traditional boundaries and who swim against the tide. Howard Williams, distinguised international conductor, explores the parallels between our experiences, discussing similarities and differences between music and medicine.

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The Covid Culture Shock

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How are London’s leading cultural organisations adapting for the future? Catch up on a thought-provoking panel discussion with leading voices from South Kensington’s cultural quarter via the.ismaili/tv

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Women transforming South Kensington

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Great Exhibition Road Festival
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Hear from the key women shaping the future of South Kensington’s cultural sector in this panel discussion celebrating International Women’s Day. From starting a new urban nature movement at the Natural History Museum to a £40 million state of the art redevelopment of the Royal College of Music, join an all-female panel to discuss how women are re-shaping Albertopolis.

Hidden Stories of The Royal Parks

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The Royal Parks have launched the first episode of the Hidden Stories of the Royal Parks podcast. Sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home as they bring the parks to you.

William Morris and the House Beautiful

7 March 2022
Online every Monday 2pm-4pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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William Morris considered a beautiful home to be “the most important production of Art”. Led by expert Joanna Banham, this online course explores the inspiration and style of Morris’ work, followed by its influence on Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic homes, including Leighton House and Sambourne House.

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What happens to our waste?

Tue 1 March 2022
Online & Onsite 7pm-8.30pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Everyday we all throw objects away, but do you know what happens to the waste we produce? Ask the experts at the RGS and share tips about how we can make more conscious decisions to reuse products.

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Hang out with the NHM Nature Team

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Natural History Museum
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Hang out with the Nature Live Online team on Tuesdays at 13.00 for interactive talks featuring topical discussions with the NHM scientists and cutting-edge research.

EU 2020: The Goethe-Institut for Europe

Goethe-Institut
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Crisis and the rise of the right... We refer to Europe mainly in terms of its political and economic systems, and often only when those systems are being challenged. We want to address Europe as a place and as a concept - a continent formed of an international community.

Three Wicked Men

Royal College of Art
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From joyful depictions of nightclubs to the tensions between police & the Afro-Caribbean community during the late 1970s & early 80s, ​Denzil Forrester (Painting, 1983) ​has been painting about the British Afro-Caribbean experience​ f​or nearly 40 years.

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Talking Culture #6: "Notes from a Grown Up Country"

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Goethe-Institut
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In 2019 John Kampfner, author and broadcaster, released a new book "Why the Germans Do it Better: Notes from a Grown-Up Country" As part of their Talking Podcast series with Urban Radicals and Natalie Taylor, the Goethe-Institut shared Kampfner's lecture with the same title, and yes it made them a bit uncomfortable too.

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Wild Crimes: A Natural History Museum podcast

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Natural History Museum
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Wildlife crime is one of the biggest illegal businesses in the world. In a Natural History Museum podcast, discover some of the most shocking, sensational and sinister crimes committed against the natural world, and hear from the people working to end them.

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The Royal Parks Podcast

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A podcast series where you can take a behind-the-scenes look at the eight Royal Parks. Meet some of the incredible experts who work at The Royal Parks and discover the fascinating stories of these iconic green spaces.