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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.

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.

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?

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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.

Imperial Events online

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

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.

Behind the Studio Doors - Daphne Wright FRSS

28th Feb
6.30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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This online talk focuses on Daphne Wright FRSS - an artist who makes sculptural installations to explore how a range of languages and materials can be used to probe unspoken human preoccupations.

CAN VIDEO GAMES BOOST YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

18th March
7.30pm - 8.45pm
Science Museum
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In this virtual event as part of the Open Talk series, a panel of experts in the worlds of gaming and psychology will discuss the fascinating connections between gaming and the mind and will explore how video games may be able to boost our mental health.

PEOPLE, PRIDE AND PROGRESS: THE STORY OF LGBTQ+ RAILWAY WORKERS

22nd May
7.30pm - 8.45pm
Science Museum
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This discussion brings together rail historians and railway workers to tell the stories of LGBTQ+ rail workers, marking an exciting new oral history project launched by the National Railway Museum.

'Winter Warmer' Online Talks

Various dates
6.30pm - 7.30pm
The Royal Parks
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Talks organized by the Royal Parks- Each month offers a new theme and explores a variety of topics from hidden parts of the parks to learning more about the fantastic heritage and wildlife within the parks.

BBC World Service: The Engineers

Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851
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Each summer, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 holds an Albertopolis event in partnership with the BBC World Service bringing together three ground-breaking engineers and a public audience.

Earth Perspectives by Olafur Eliasson

Serpentine
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The Serpentine launches 'Earth Perspectives', a new artwork conceived by Olafur Eliasson for Earth Day 2020, comprising of nine images featuring nine different views over the Earth.

Day-Afterthoughts

Goethe-Institut
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A virus is showing us how interlinked we are globally and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean for each of us and for society as a whole? Artists and intellectuals from around the world respond to our present predicament and what lies in store.

The Long Time Sessions

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Ongoing
Serpentine
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A fortnightly online talk series on cultivating care for the world beyond our lifetimes. It brings together leading thinkers and doers from art, culture, philosophy, science, technology, law, finance and politics to take a longer view. Speakers will explore how engaging with the long-term can change the way we act in the short term.

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.

The Royal Parks Podcast

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The Royal Parks
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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.