Agenda: This Week's Best Talks and Lectures

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JANUARY

Monday 18th

* The Passion Made Real: Velazquez's "Christ after the Flagellation contemplated by the Christian Soul"

Dawson Carr, curator, examines what Velazquez's work reveals about painting and sculpture in Spain's Golden Age. Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2. 1pm. Free. 020 7747 2885. nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on

* The War on Drugs: an Upper or a Downer for Development? Misha Glenny, journalist, and the UN's Michael Hartmann discuss the drug trade and legalisation. London School of Economics, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2. 6.30pm. Free. 020 7955 6043. lse.ac.uk/events

Tuesday 19th

* Frida Kahlo: a Life on Canvas Frank Woodgate explores how the artist's work reflected her view of pre-Columbian tradition. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21.

7.45pm. [pounds sterling]10/[pounds sterling]8.020 8693 5254. dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

* Richard III: Peterborough's Medieval Monarch?

Stuart Orme, local historian, on the reputation of Richard III. Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

7.30pm. [pounds sterling]2.5o/free. 01733 864 663.

peterborough.gov.uk

* Suburbia Talk: Betjeman and Metro-land

David Bownes, head curator of the London Transport Museum, and John Heald, vice-chairman of the Betjeman Society, explore the suburban ideal through the words of John Betjeman.

Cubic Theatre, London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2.

6.30pm. [pounds sterling]12/[pounds sterling]11.02075657298. ltmuseum.co.uk/whatson

Wednesday 20th

* EdwardBawden: Art v Design A talk on the artist and illustrator. …