Round and About: October 2005

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London

Lawrence of Arabia: The Life, the Legend

October 14th to April 17th

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

Tel: 020 7416 5320

www.iwm.org.uk

In the year which sees the seventieth anniversary of the death of T.E. Lawrence, this exhibition examines the life of this extraordinary man, including his early years, his wartime exploits in the Middle East, his post-war service career and writings, and how he became immortalized through fiction.

London Laughs

Until November 10th

The Political Cartoon Gallery

32 Store Street, London WC1

Tel: 020 7580 1114

www.politicalcartoon.co.uk

A show of original cartoons focusing on the history of London, from the likes of the 18th-century caricaturist James Gillray through to today's leading cartoonists.

Albert Einstein: Man of the Century

Until January 8th, 2006

Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

Tel: 020 7284 1997

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

Celebrating the centenary of Einstein's annus mirabilis (the publication of his three groundbreaking papers in 1905, which revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos), this exhibition illuminates key aspects of Einstein's character, life and career--in particular, his troubled personal life, his identity as a Jew and his political and religious convictions.

Death and Glory: The Funeral of Lord Nelson

October 3rd to January 31st

Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury London EC2P 2EJ

Tel: 020 7332 3700

This exhibition charts the extraordinary events and ceremonies that were held across London to mourn the death of Admiral Lord Nelson. It contains many unique and largely unseen items and documents, including a selection of lithographs, prints and ephemera detailing the journey of Nelson's body through London.

Maze History

October 5th, 7 pm

Museum of Garden History

Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1

Tel: 020 7833 5511

www.cix.co.uk/~museumgh

A lecture by leading maze-designer Adrian Fisher, tracing the history and interpretation of mazes over some 4000 years.

Westminster Abbey Celebrates St Edward the Confessor

October 6th to 11th

Westminster Abbey

Tel: 020 7654 4929

www.westminster-abbey.org

A festival celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the birth of the Abbey's founder, Edward the Confessor. A historical conference will be held at King's College on October 11th.

African Storm

October 8th to 9th

The National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HT

Tel: 020 7730 0717

www.national-army-museum.ac.uk

From Cairo to the Cape, Gordon's last stand at Khartoum through to the humiliation at Suez in 1956, this exhibition tells the story of the British Army in Africa. A range of popular talks that accompany the exhibition. will explore the conflicts of a continent across the centuries.

Diane Arbus Revelations

October 13th to January 15th

The V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Tel: 020 794 2502

www.vam.ac.uk

A major retrospective of the legendary New York photographer whose work captured 1950s and 1960s America.

Beatrix Potter, Artist & Illustrator

October 12th to January 22nd

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD

Tel: 020 8693 5254

www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Celebrating tone of Britain's best-known illustrators, this exhibition reveals some of Potter's less well-known works that were neither reproduced nor exhibited in her lifetime. It also offers a broad survey of her art from early sketches to the Peter Rabbit books.

Alien to Citizen Conference

October 27th

The National Archives, Kew, Surrey TW9 4DU

Tel: 020 8392 5202

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