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Talks & Courses
Spanning the Elizabethan and Victorian Ages, follow the lives of five extraordinary women – matriarch and entrepreneur Bess of Hardwick, poet and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, local Deptford businesswoman Mary Slade, antiquarian collector Sarah Sophia Banks, world traveller Annie Russell-Cotes and the explorer and archaeologist Gertrude Bell
The harem and the veil: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and the Ottoman Empire – Christine Riding, Royal Museums Greenwich
Our MHCS series explores all aspects of maritime history and culture. It features talks by historians, archeologists and curators. Past seminars have covered everything from maritime art and naval stragey to Black History and museum exhibitions.
All seminars take place at 5.15pm-6.30pm in The Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU.
16th October 2018
Get hands-on in these short drop in family workshops themed around space science and exploration, from the most recent discoveries about the Solar System to our latest understanding of the wider universe.
Our team of Observatory Explainers include those who are studying astronomy at degree or postgraduate level and can answer your burning space questions such as: how big is the Universe and why is Pluto not a planet anymore? Also if you've always wondered what it takes to become an astronomer - they are the people to ask!
We offer a wide range of adult courses related to astronomy, from short six-week introductory via one year intermediate courses to modular two year advanced courses.
This six week course is for people with no prior knowledge of astronomy. It offers a basic introduction to the subject from historical, scientific and practical perspective.
Courses run between
- 18 September – 23 October 2018
- 6 November – 11 December 2018
- 8 January – 12 Febuary 2019
- 26 Febuary – 2 April 2019
- 23 April- 28 May 2019
***This course in now sold out***
GCSE astronomy offers a firm grounding in the study of the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the wider Universe.
This event was originally scheduled to take place 15 March, but has moved to 13 July
Jon is one of the judges for Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year and a frequent contributer to the Sky at Night amongst an illustrious comedy career. We're welcoming Jon to the Observatory to curate and share his own trip around the cosmos. From the near reaches of the Moon to the far reaches of the galaxy he'll be sure to wow us with a symphony of celestial delights.