Events: The Ns Guide to What's Going on in Politics, Current Affairs and Culture

By Parks, Leon | New Statesman (1996), January 1, 2005 | Go to article overview

Events: The Ns Guide to What's Going on in Politics, Current Affairs and Culture


Parks, Leon, New Statesman (1996)


IRON LADIES: WOMEN IN THATCHER'S BRITAIN

Original documents, photographs, posters and memorabilia examine the impact of Britain's first female prime minister. Alongside a consideration of Thatcher's own political career, the show looks at her legacy for feminism, focusing on events such as the Wendy Savage inquiry over natural childbirth rights, Victoria Gillick's campaign against contraceptive advice for the under-16s, and the emergence of the women of Greenham Common as part of the revival of the peace movement.

The Women's Library, Old Castle Street, London SE1. Nearest Tube, Aldgate East. Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm; Thurs, 9.30am-8pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. Runs until 2 April 2005

ENCOUNTERS: THE MEETING OF ASIA AND EUROPE

An exhibition of objects dating from 1500 to 1800, after the Europeans' discovery of the sea route to the Indies. The show investigates the ways in which east and west perceived each other in those early days of contact and reveals what each had that the other coveted.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7.

Tel: 020 7942 2000. Nearest Tube, South Kensington. Daily, 10am-5.45pm, Wed and last Fri in month, 10am-10pm. [pounds sterling]8, seniors [pounds sterling]6, students and children aged 12-17 [pounds sterling]5, family ticket [pounds sterling]18; free to under-twos and concs including disabled people with up to two carers

friday * january 7

CONCERT FOR PEACE

Musicians against Nuclear Arms (Mana) present the internationally renowned Fitzwilliam String Quartet in a Concert for Peace.

7.30pm at St Cyprian's church, Glentworth Street, London NW1 (near Baker Street Tube). Works by Purcell, Haydn, Shostakovich, Janacek and Suk. Tickets on door from 7pm, or in advance from Mana administration, 71 Greenfield Gardens, London NW2 1HU (tel: 020 8455 1030). [pounds sterling]8 (concessions [pounds sterling]6.50). Cheques payable to Mana, enclosing SAE. Proceeds donated to the peace movement

thursday * january 13

SOCIETY AND THE LIFE SCIENCES

Speakers: Dr Adam Hedgecoe, Dr Monica Konrad and Dr Amade M'charek. Chair: Professor Nikolas Rose. The authors of three new books will be presenting their arguments at the launch of a new book series published by Cambridge University Press and edited by Nikolas Rose (LSE) and Paul Rabinow (University of California, Berkeley). Adam Hedgecoe (University of Sussex) will be talking about the "Politics of Personalised Medicine", Monica Konrad (University of Cambridge) about "Narrating the New Predictive Genetics" and Amade M'charek (University of Amsterdam) on "The Human Genome Diversity Project". Time: 2.30pm. Venue: LSE, Graham Wallas Room, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2. This event is free and open to all; however pre-registration is required.

For further information and to pre-register, please contact Deborah Gould: e-mail: d.a.gould@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6165

saturday * january 15

THE UNFINISHED REVOLUTION?

David Aaronovitch, Ed Balls, Hilary Benn, Will Hutton, Tessa Jowell, Mary Kaldor and Polly Toynbee are among 40 top speakers at the Fabian Society's New Year conference.

Venue: Imperial College, London. Tickets are available for [pounds sterling]30 ([pounds sterling]20 concessions). For inquiries and bookings, call 020 7227 4914 or e-mail: nyc@fabian-society.org.uk

saturday * january 22

POLITICS AND ETHICS IN UZBEKISTAN

with Craig Murray. The human rights record in the former Soviet Republic hit the headlines in 2003. Former UK ambassador Craig Murray discusses the situation in Uzbekistan and the implications of western governments' collusion with the current regime.

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique Cafe Diplo at the French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7. Tube, South Kensington. 10.30am. [pounds sterling]3, concessions [pounds sterling]2, members free. …

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