TALKS

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Various universities and professional institutions in London offer free public talks - on science, history, politics, and current affairs. Notable among these is Gresham College, which has been providing high quality free talks to Londoners on topics of general interest since 1597. 

OUR FAVOURITE free TALKS

Gresham College. City of London. An outstanding series of free public lectures by eminent academics. Running since 1597. Highly recommended. More info. 

London School of Economics. Westminster. Free public lectures at London's leading university for legal studies and social sciences. More info. 

Royal Society. Westminster. Founded in 1660, the Royal Society is the UK's premier scientific learned society. Its programme includes free public talks. More info. 

Royal Society of Arts. Westminster. Founded in 1754, the Royal Society of Arts offers each year over 100 free public lectures, talks, debates and screenings. More info.

University College London. Camden. Free public lectures on a wide variety of topics at this leading London university founded by Jeremy Bentham. More info. 

Victoria and Albert Museum. Westminster. Free gallery tours and talks. Free Friday Late events with talks and debates on last Friday of most months. More info. 

LISTING OF free TALKS

Architectural Association. Camden. Free public talks on architecture and urban planning at one of the world's leading schools of architecture. More info. 

British Academy. Westminster. Free talks in the elegant premises of the British Academy - the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences. More info. See on map. 

British Museum. Camden. Free lunchtime gallery talks. These are held on most days of the week, with an expert speaker explaining a gallery. More info. See on map. 

Gresham College. City of London. An outstanding series of free public lectures by eminent academics. Running since 1597. Highly recommended. More info. 

Hellenic Centre. Westminster. A Greek cultural hub, the Centre offers a series of free public talks, exhibitions, and musical events. More info. 

Imperial College of Science & Technology. Kensington & Chelsea. Free public lectures on engineering and science topics. More info. See on map.  

Institution of Civil Engineers. Westminster. Free public lectures on bridges, tunnels, and structures at the UK's professional body for civil engineers. More info. See on map. 

Institution of Engineering and Technology. Westminster. Free public lectures on electrical and electronic engineering and computing topics. More info. See on map. 

King's College London. Westminster. Free public lectures at one of London's leading universities. Main premises in the Strand. More info. See on map. 

London School of Economics. Westminster. Free public lectures at London's leading university for legal studies and social sciences. More info. 

Morley College. Lambeth. Free public talks including talks by artists and designers at this adult education college founded in the 1880s. 11,000 students. More info. See on map. 

Open Data Institute. Hackney. Free talks on data-related topics. Founded by Tim Berners-Lee, ODI inspires experiments with data worldwide. More info. See on map. 

Royal Society. Westminster. Founded in 1660, the Royal Society is the UK's premier scientific learned society. Its programme include free public talks. More info. See on map. 

Royal Society of Arts. Westminster. Founded in 1754, the Royal Society of Arts offers each year over 100 free public lectures, talks, debates and screenings. More info.

Speaker's Corner. Westminster. Since the mid-19th century, the north east corner of Hyde Park has been a place of public speaking, however eccentric. More info. See on map. 

University College London. Camden. Free public lectures on a wide variety of topics at this leading London university founded by Jeremy Bentham. More info.  

Victoria and Albert Museum. Westminster. Free gallery tours and talks. Free Friday Late events with talks and debates on last Friday of most months. More info.