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'The UK’s longest running weekly mind body spirit events company and is internationally known as UK's landmark speaking platform for spiritual teachers, alternative thinkers, conscious business leaders and visionary thought provokers.'

'Founded in the aftermath of the 1912-13 Balkan Wars in order to counter anti-Greek propaganda in the United Kingdom. Dedicated to promoting Anglo-Greek understanding and friendship, the League has a long history of charitable and cultural work.'

'An independent think tank and advisory service. We work with companies and governments in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, facilitating high-level dialogue, providing business and market intelligence, and driving commercial outcomes ... As part of our efforts to drive political, economic and commercial engagement between Asia and Europe, Asia House routinely welcomes world leaders and senior decision makers from governments and businesses to brief our network and participate in public events.'

'Promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the fields of music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and science. We provide a venue in central London for recitals, lectures, readings, film screenings, conferences and exhibitions, while also cooperating with various partners throughout the UK.'

'The world’s only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin opened to the public for the first time on 17 January 2006, Franklin’s 300th birthday, as a dynamic museum and educational facility ... The House today brings history and innovation to life though the Historical Experience; Architectural Tours; the Student Science Centre, which serves over 2000 students each year in the building and in the community; and some 40 public events of the Robert H Smith Scholarship Centre.'

The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future ... Delivered by the most outstanding academics in the UK and beyond, the British Academy’s flagship lecture programme showcases the very best scholarship in the humanities and social sciences ... Around 10-12 British Academy Lectures take place each year. Information on future lectures is available. A record of most past lectures, including recordings and published texts, is also available. Many are given in named series – usually associated with endowments received by the Academy.'

'Since 1854, Burlington House has been home to five learned societies and the Royal Academy of Arts. Our continuing programme of public events and activities provides access to our exciting scientific and artistic output.'

'At the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, we envisage a society less dominated by criminalisation and punishment, because we find better ways to prevent and address the problems we face. Through our collaborations, local, national and international, we take practical steps to achieve this vision in the here and now. We also acknowledge the significant barriers we face. As the pace of social, economic and technological change is quickening, our approach to law and order is stuck in the past. After years of legislative hyperactivity, there is an abundance of law, and an absence of order. Too many communities are over-policed and under-protected. All-too-often, unnecessary criminalisation compounds, rather than addresses, problems. We are committed to working with others to mark out transformative solutions to the problems we face, and to address the harmful consequences of our over-reliance on policing, prosecution and punishment.'

'Chatham House’s mission is to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. We pursue our mission through dialogue, analysis and solutions-based ideas, and by empowering the next generation to build a better world ... Each year, the Institute runs more than 300 private and public events – conferences, workshops and roundtables – in London and internationally with partners.'

'The CRC is a UK based group catering for enthusiasts interested in railways outside the British Isles, whether they be main-line, industrial or preserved ... It holds regular meetings both in London and Stafford. These usually take the form of a slide or video show, as well as affording members the opportunity to exchange news and gossip. The emphasis tends to be on steam although more modern forms of traction also find a place in the programme.'

'Academically, The Courtauld faculty is the largest community of art historians and conservators in the UK, teaching and carrying out research on subjects from creativity in late Antiquity to contemporary digital artforms – with an increasingly global focus. An independent college of the University of London, The Courtauld offers a range of degree programmes from BA to PhD in the History of Art, curating and the conservation of easel and wall paintings. Its alumni are leaders and innovators in the arts, culture and business worlds, helping to shape the global agenda for the arts and creative industries.'

'The Courtauld works to advance how we see and understand the visual arts, as an internationally-renowned centre for the teaching, research of art history and a major public gallery. Founded by collectors and philanthropists in the 1930s, the organisation has been at the forefront of the study of art ever since, through advanced research and conservation practice, innovative teaching, the renowned collection and inspiring exhibitions of its gallery, and engaging and accessible activities, education and events.'

'Supporting closer links between the UK and Japan ... Daiwa Foundation Japan House, the London-based headquarters, acts as a centre for UK-Japan relations in Britain by offering a wide programme of lectures, seminars, book launches, courses and exhibitions as well as meeting rooms for Japan-related activities.'

'LSE Anthropology is world famous and world leading ... Our work is based on ethnographic research: detailed studies of societies and communities in which we have immersed ourselves via long term fieldwork. Placing the everyday lives and meanings of ordinary people - whoever and wherever they are - at the heart of the discipline, we take nothing for granted ... The Department runs a number of seminar series and lectures throughout the Michaelmas, Lent and Summer terms ... We hold the annual Malinowski Memorial Lecture which, unlike most named lectures, is awarded to outstanding anthropologists at an early stage of their career.'

'A world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government ... Join us for engaging and informative public events covering a wide range of topics in politics and government.'

'We are a community of students, staff and alumni from all over the world, who bring an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary outlook in teaching and researching law. We are committed to building a vibrant, equitable and truly inclusive environment and this is critical to our identity. Our community is one of the largest at LSE, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally.'

'Consistently ranked among the top philosophy departments in the country for research and teaching, the Department of Philosophy is one of the largest and most distinguished in the UK ... The Department has ongoing partnerships with a variety of cultural and educational organisations, aiming to make philosophy available and relevant beyond the walls of academia.'

'The Department of War Studies is one of the only academic departments in the world focused on understanding the complex realm of conflict, security, and international politics through inter-disciplinary teaching, research and engagement ... We generate interaction and knowledge exchange between the study and practice of security and foreign policy. Our extensive range of events hosting world leading speakers and our location in central London 10 minutes from government in Whitehall, helps stimulate engagement with the public and policymakers alike.'

'One of the oldest law schools in England and recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world.* The School was established in 1831 and has played an integral role in the life of King's since the university was formed almost 200 years ago ... As well as being home to a diverse series of public events exploring the legal profession, its theory, and its practice, the School also launched the King's Legal Clinic in 2017, which has become a key part of our engagement with the legal community and London itself. Through the Clinic, students can work with qualified lawyers to support some of London's most vulnerable communities, engaging with pro bono work while building their own professional networks and experience.'

'The European Institute has one of the most active events programmes in the School, making LSE one of the leading platforms globally for informed public discussion on the history and identity of Europe, and the policy challenges confronting the EU and the UK. The EI hosts over 30 public events a year, with high-level speakers from politics, public administration, academia and the media, including presidents, prime ministers, EU commissioners, and heads of European agencies and EU institutions.'

'The Frontline Club is a gathering place for journalists, photographers and other likeminded people interested in international affairs. We Champion Independent Journalism & Freedom of Speech, we rally the protection of Press Freedom and fight for the safety of Freelancers in doing their important work around the globe.'

'The Centre’s missions are to bring together the Hellenes of the diaspora and provide a home for the Hellenic community in London; to promote awareness of Hellenic culture in the UK; and to nurture the relationship between Britain and the Hellenic world through cultural cooperation and exchange ... The Centre offers a rich programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events, and Greek language courses to promote awareness of Hellenic culture and nurture UK relations with the Hellenic world.'

'Internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute.'

'Founded by a collective of artists, poets and their supporters ... The ICA moved to its present location on The Mall in spring ’68. On its opening 11 April 1968, then director Michael Kustow remarked: "If the new ICA becomes merely another cultural amenity, in a city well stacked with galleries, theatres and concert-halls, it will have failed. It must become an active presence, a focal point where a nucleus of artists from all the contemporary arts can communicate urgent and needed messages. […] A free space, in which the deepest questions that concern us as individuals and society can be explored in continuity […] a sustained enquiry into the roots of our present possibilities and discontents.".'

'An international research institute that provides objective information on military, geopolitical and geo-economic developments that could lead to conflict ... As the organiser of some of the world’s most prestigious security summits, as well as numerous conferences, workshops and discussion meetings, the IISS enjoys unrivalled convening power. We are currently offering a diverse programme of in-person, online and hybrid events, in order to share our research and expertise with a truly global audience.'

'The Italian Cultural Institute in London is the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in England and Wales. To this end the Institute: Organises concerts, cultural events and exhibitions ...'

'The leading independent body in the United Kingdom dedicated to the enhancement of the British-Japanese relationship ... The Society’s main objectives are: * To promote learning and advance education in the subject of and with regard to Japan; * To promote the study of Japan and its people in all their aspects, traditional and modern, and to make the results of such study more accessible to the general public ...'

'Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and appreciation of Hungarian culture, the Hungarian Cultural Centre organises and supports a wide spectrum of innovative programmes to promote Hungarian art and artists in the UK. Our mission is to familiarise people with all the treasures of Hungary, and to highlight the values that Hungary owes to other cultures, and in turn to emphasise Hungary's key bridging role in intercultural relations and cultural diplomacy.'

'Outstanding academic expertise, outstanding global perspective, outstanding results. London Business School is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world ... Our world-class events bring together a vibrant, international community of business leaders and thinkers; creating a unique platform to debate, inform, engage and inspire the business community at large.'

'Members have access to over a million books and periodicals, a superb online offering and an unforgettable building in beautiful St. James's Square. 7,000 members, including some of the most familiar names in the literary world, find the Library’s resources invaluable. We would love you to join them ... We have an active programme of talks and events with paid-for talks for members and non-members in the Reading Room and regular free events in the 6th floors members' suite.'

'The leading centre for Australian studies in the United Kingdom. Through interdisciplinary research and public engagement, we provide an international forum for discussion and analysis of Australian society and culture. We are one of five global institutes in the School of Global Affairs at King’s College London. Located on the Strand in central London, we are just metres from Australia House, the home of the Australian High Commission. We are named after Sir Robert Menzies (1894-1978), Australia’s longest-serving prime minister. We are academically independent and have no affiliation with any political party.'

'The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free ... The Gallery’s national strategy promotes the understanding, knowledge and appreciation of Old Master paintings throughout the UK. It is our ambition to give these paintings a major role in modern cultural life ... The Gallery's aim is to care for the collection, to enhance it for future generations, primarily by acquisition, and to study it, while encouraging access to the pictures for the education and enjoyment of the widest possible public now and in the future.'

'We’re run by the Royal Academicians, artists and architects elected by their peers in recognition of their exceptional work. We’re home to Britain’s longest established art school, the RA Schools. Every year since 1768 we’ve held an annual Summer Exhibition, the largest open-submission art exhibition in the world. We present our collection of art and architecture in free displays throughout our home on Piccadilly. And we put on world-class exhibitions of art from around the world, welcoming hundreds of thousands of people to our galleries each year.'

'Our objectives are "to advance learning, knowledge and professional competence particularly in the fields of fine arts, in the principles and practice of art and design in their relation to industrial and commercial processes and social developments and other subjects relating thereto, through teaching, research and collaboration with industry and commerce".'

'Research at the Royal College of Music embraces the creative, cultural and scientific study of music. Our thriving community of researchers works on a diverse range of projects in musicology, performance science, music education, composition and performance.'

'Rudolf Steiner House is a hub for contemporary culture in the heart of London offering a programme of spiritually oriented events in a unique and stunning architectural environment. Thousands of people come through the doors of Rudolf Steiner House every year. Some come to take part in the anthroposophically inspired seminars, conferences and events that are on offer. Others come to the bookshop for a warm welcome by our knowledgeable staff and others come to peruse the library and archive, using the study space for research. Still others come to see exhibitions and experience the unique ambience and organic architecture. All are welcome.'

'We're a vibrant hub of multi-disciplinary scholarship that seeks to address and resolve the most pressing issues facing our world today. By drawing together a unique cohort of scholars, our School covers expertise in global environmental governance, climate change, global health, cross-border migration, emerging economies and politics. We're comprised of the Departments of Geography, International Development and Global Health & Social Medicine, the African Leadership Centre and the Global Institutes (Lau China, India, Brazil and Menzies Australia).'

'Championing new ideas in contemporary art since 1970, the Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions for half a century from a wide range of emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists of our time. Across two sites only 5 minutes apart, in London’s Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine presents a year-round, free programme of exhibitions, architecture, education, live events and technological innovation, in the park and beyond.'

'An educational charity that promotes the understanding of the human past and recognises distinction in this field through election to its Fellowship. Founded in 1707, the Society meets its remit through a wide-ranging programme of activities at Burlington House in London and at Kelmscott Manor – the inspirational retreat of William Morris – in the Cotswolds. It runs regular public, educational and academic events, lectures and exhibitions, gives grants for research and conservation, publishes books and journals on heritage topics and contributes to the formulation of public policy on the care of our historic environment and cultural property ... All of our lectures are live streamed and are open to anyone to join us online, Fellows and Non-Fellows. To view any of our past lectures please visit our YouTube channel.'

'Examines the contemporary history of the institutions of British Government ... The Strand Group undertakes partnered research, teaching and events with government and business ... The Strand Group brings together figures from government, business, journalism and academia to shed light on contemporary challenges facing the economy, defence and intelligence, foreign affairs, the public sector and the machinery of government.'

'The United Lodge of Theosophists is an association of students of Theosophy which came into being through the determination of a small number of Theosophists to pursue the objectives of the Theosophical Movement without organisational distractions and formalities ... From the start of October to end of June every year, the Lodge holds talks and study meetings on Sundays and study groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Seminars on topical subjects are held quarterly on Saturdays. From July to September the programme is different, with less meetings and some in a different format ... All events are free and open to the public.'

'The Wallace Collection is an internationally outstanding collection which contains unsurpassed masterpieces of paintings, sculpture, furniture, arms and armour and porcelain ... We enable people of all ages to develop a greater understanding and enjoyment of art ... There are lots of ways to enjoy the Wallace Collection online, from the regular blog, Meet the Expert content series, our online talks and courses, online concerts filmed live in the galleries, to exploring our exhibitions online, or our creative resources with activities for children and families to make and do together and online family events.'

'We are one of the world’s oldest and leading independent bookshops specialising in esoterica. Since our inception, Watkins holds a proud legacy of offering one of the world's largest selections of spiritual and esoteric literature. We stock titles on Eastern Philosophy and Western Esoterica, as well as a wide variety of contemporary forms of Mind, Body & Spirit related material.'

'The Westminster Abbey Institute has been founded to foster faith in public life, among those working around Parliament Square and beyond. The Institute draws on the Abbey’s resources of spirituality and scholarship, rooted in its Benedictine tradition, to be a public forum for vigorous debate and lively truth-telling on issues of faith, ethics, politics and public policy-making.' Named Annual Lectures within the Abbey include: Charles Gore Memorial LecturesEric Symes Abbott Memorial LecturesOne People Oration.

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