Members' Exclusive Lecture:Hartwig Fischer: introducing the new Director

Members' Exclusive Lecture:Hartwig Fischer: introducing the new Director

Monday 27 June 2016, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£20, includes complimentary drink

Hartwig Fischer took up his post as Director of the British Museum in April 2016. In his inaugural public lecture he will reflect on his first three months in the role and what the British Museum means to the world in 2016. Price includes a drink and donation to the International Training Programme.
Tickets £20 and includes a complimentary drink. Booking required

 


Sicily: Culture and Conquest - July YF Sleepover

Sicily: Culture and Conquest - July YF Sleepover

16 - 17 July 2016, 18.00 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00

Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover themed around the exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest. With craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling, it's fun for everyone. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, and then visit the exhibition before it opens to the public the following morning.
 


Sicily: Culture and Conquest - June YF Sleepover

Sicily: Culture and Conquest - June YF Sleepover

18 - 19 June 2016, 18.00 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00

Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover themed around the exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest. With craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling, it's fun for everyone. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, and then visit the exhibition before it opens to the public the following morning.
 


Stiff Competition: an evening of comedy with the Z List Dead List

Stiff Competition: an evening of comedy with the Z List Dead List

Thursday 28 July 2016, 19:15-22:00
BP Lecture Theatre
£19.00 Members

Take an irreverent and amusing look at the not-so-famous people who have been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history. Comedian Iszi Lawrence (creator and host of The Z List Dead List podcast and show) is joined by four (currently) notable people who will highlight their unsung historical heroes.
You canít pop into the Museum without being assaulted by all manner of objects honouring some celebrated stiff. But what of the forgotten heroes Ė the weird and wonderful characters that are a mere footnote in the annals of history? Hoping to snatch them from the jaws of obscurity, four advocates of these overlooked overachievers will plead their case to the assembled public (thatís you). At the end of the show, youíll vote for the person who is most deserving of our recognition. So, itís a bit like The X Factor for dead talented people. (Thatís dead, talented people. Also Simon Cowell wonít be there. And there probably wonít be any singing. But there will be talentÖ So, actually, itís nothing like The X Factor. Look, it will be fun, OK?)
Warning: may contain humour (and historical facts).
Tickets £19 for Members and their guests. Members may purchase tickets for up to six guests, booking required. 16+

 


Stiff Competition: an evening of comedy with the Z List Dead List

Stiff Competition: an evening of comedy with the Z List Dead List

Thursday 21 July 2016, 19:15-22:00
BP Lecture Theatre
£19.00 Members

Take an irreverent and amusing look at the not-so-famous people who have been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history. Comedian Iszi Lawrence (creator and host of The Z List Dead List podcast and show) is joined by four (currently) notable people who will highlight their unsung historical heroes.
You canít pop into the Museum without being assaulted by all manner of objects honouring some celebrated stiff. But what of the forgotten heroes Ė the weird and wonderful characters that are a mere footnote in the annals of history? Hoping to snatch them from the jaws of obscurity, four advocates of these overlooked overachievers will plead their case to the assembled public (thatís you). At the end of the show, youíll vote for the person who is most deserving of our recognition. So, itís a bit like The X Factor for dead talented people. (Thatís dead, talented people. Also Simon Cowell wonít be there. And there probably wonít be any singing. But there will be talentÖ So, actually, itís nothing like The X Factor. Look, it will be fun, OK?)
Warning: may contain humour (and historical facts).
Tickets £19 for Members and their guests. Members may purchase tickets for up to six guests, booking required. 16+

 


Stiff Competition: an evening of comedy with the Z List Dead List

Stiff Competition: an evening of comedy with the Z List Dead List

Monday 18 July 2016, 19:15-22:00
BP Lecture Theatre
£19.00 Members

Take an irreverent and amusing look at the not-so-famous people who have been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history. Comedian Iszi Lawrence (creator and host of The Z List Dead List podcast and show) is joined by four (currently) notable people who will highlight their unsung historical heroes.
You canít pop into the Museum without being assaulted by all manner of objects honouring some celebrated stiff. But what of the forgotten heroes Ė the weird and wonderful characters that are a mere footnote in the annals of history? Hoping to snatch them from the jaws of obscurity, four advocates of these overlooked overachievers will plead their case to the assembled public (thatís you). At the end of the show, youíll vote for the person who is most deserving of our recognition. So, itís a bit like The X Factor for dead talented people. (Thatís dead, talented people. Also Simon Cowell wonít be there. And there probably wonít be any singing. But there will be talentÖ So, actually, itís nothing like The X Factor. Look, it will be fun, OK?)
Warning: may contain humour (and historical facts).
Tickets £19 for Members and their guests. Members may purchase tickets for up to six guests, booking required. 16+