Lawrence of Arabia: The Life, the Legend
October 14th to April 17th
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ
Tel: 020 7416 5320
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.
Until November 10th
The Political Cartoon Gallery
32 Store Street, London WC1
Tel: 020 7580 1114
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
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.
October 5th, 7 pm
Museum of Garden History
Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1
Tel: 020 7833 5511
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
Tel: 020 7654 4929
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.
October 8th to 9th
The National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HT
Tel: 020 7730 0717
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
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
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
The National Archives, Kew, Surrey TW9 4DU
Tel: 020 8392 5202