Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.
|Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)|
|10:00 AM||Annual Open Day at Perivale Wood Nature Reserve (Greenford)|
|The Reserve is open to the public just once a year, on the last Sunday in April at a time when the bluebells are at their most beautiful.
|11:00 AM||Open weekend at the Transport Museum depot (Acton)|
|Twice-yearly opening of the Transport's Museum overflow depot at Acton
|11:00 AM||Open day at the Barbican Conservatory (Barbican)|
|Semi-occasional opening of the second biggest Conservatory in London.|
|1:00 PM||Open Afternoon at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve (Forest Hill)|
|Monthly opening of the railway cutting based nature reserve.|
|6:30 PM||William Marshal: the Architect of Magna Carta? (Camden)|
| William Marshal, earl of Pembroke – one of the greatest knights of Middle Ages – was the first baron named in the 1215 Magna Carta
|6:30 PM||The Power of a Single Number: a political history of GDP|
|Why has GDP become the most powerful statistical figure in human history, and why have previous attempts to “dethrone” its importance proven futile?
|6:30 PM||Beyond Election Day: Power, Money, Government and Responsibility|
|A panel debate on a new moral direction for politics ahead of the general election.|
|All Day||London Coffee Festival (Whitechapel)|
|Four days of events about coffee with lots of different things happening throughout the weekend.
(Cost: From £11.50)
|6:30 PM||Inequality: what can be done?|
|Introducing his new book, Inequality: what can be done? , Professor Atkinson will argue we can do much more about inequality than skeptics imagine.
|6:30 PM||Jonathan Meades (South Kensington)|
|A talk by the famous writer, journalist, essayist and film-maker.
|7:45 PM||The Derbyshire Mummified Fairy|
|The hoax creator Dan Baines gives a full account of what he did, why he did it and the strange repercussions that followed.