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Sculpture - Monument to the Great Fire of London

Some one pointed out the many breasted figure on the Monument which is a depiction of Artemis signifying nature who his held in the hands of a goddess representing science. Sculpture - Monument to the Great Fire of London

Urban Physic Garden

This looks really good! Urban Physic Garden

Dumbing down museums? Salon 256 debate

Salong 256 from the Society of Antiquities reports: 'Museums 6: further contributions to our museums debate That is an argument that our Fellow Catherine Johns would support. Catherine takes issue with Fellow Nick Merriman’s comments on museum display in the last issue of Salon ‘because of the implicit accusation that those of us who are not wholly enchanted by some of the current trends in labelling DO NOT “wish to engage a wider public with museums”. This is not true. Like Nick, we all went into museum work because we wanted to increase and to share our knowledge and enthusiasm, and to enable people to learn more about the past and how to enjoy and appreciate it. In order to achieve that aim, it is important to make museums into places where the public can not only see the actual material remains, but can learn more about them than they could discover simply by looking at a book, or these days, by googling a Wikipedia entry.’ Nick also referred to the importance of working as

What are museums for? | The Art Newspaper

interesting article that includes a report on an attack on post modernism's influence on Museums What are museums for? | The Art Newspaper

Blockbusters: too big to fail? | The Art Newspaper

Blockbusters: too big to fail? | The Art Newspaper

Marlborough mound mystery solved – after 4,400 years | Science | The Guardian

Marlborough mound mystery solved – after 4,400 years | Science | The Guardian

The London List Yearbook 2010 | English Heritage

This is a list of 'newly discovered' heritage assets in London listed by English Heritage. It contains some fascinating places - pubs, churches all over London. It can be downloaded for free. The London List Yearbook 2010 | English Heritage

MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments

Great stuff from our students and lots of other degree shows to see! News & Events | MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments

Divorced, Beheaded, Died - BBC audiobooks

Just found out the audio version of my book is published by BBC books. The hard copy has sold 37,000 copies http://www.audible.co.uk/pd?asin=B004EVMNYC

Urban Physic Garden - Lunchtime talk on the Old Operating theatre Museum 29th June and 2nd Aug 2011

This is a link to the talk I am giving on the Museum as part of the Urban Physic Garden programme on 29th June and also on the 2nd of Aug 2011 Urban Physic Garden

Literary London Conference

This is the programme for the Literary London Conference - I'm given a paper on Literary Guided Walks. LL2011.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Reviews of Royal Wedding road Scholar Programme

Here is a review of the Royal Wedding programme of which I was the course director - pretty positive! 'Course director, Kevin Flude, is the greatest; imparting his vast knowledge.' Road Scholar: Program Reviews : "Course director, Kevin Flude, is the greatest; imparting his vast knowledge."

Special event back on popular demand at The Old Operating Theatre

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  on popular demand:   30th of June at 7.pm   THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY At this exclusive evening of mind-reading and cold-reading performance,The London Magician will talk about, and demonstrate, the mind-reading and magical effects that first flourished in the Victorian séances hosted by fraudulent mediums - people who were emulating genuine psychics in parlours across England.   Meeting the dead, past-life regressions, amazing mind-reading, apports - the fraudulent mediums were the forefathers of the cold reading prodigies of today. But more than being told, you will be shown: magic will be performed, minds read, tales and fortunes told.   Illusion, mentalism and conjuring meet, through a glass darkly. £15 (available on the door or at lastminute.com)       More vents coming soon! Watch this space!   -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

Vertical Expectations - documentary on the Shard

Documentary by Simona Piantieri on the Shard, with contributions from various people including Kevin Flude, the director of the Old Operating Theatre Museum Vertical Expectations on Vimeo

The Old Operating Theatre helping with the Urban Physic Garden

The Museum has been cooperating with the Urban Physic Garden. Union Street’s Urban Physic Garden nears completion [5 June 2011]