Events

Exterior of Benjamin Franklin House
Event Date: 16 April 2020 - 31 December 2021

Virtual Talks Available Online!

Find out about upcoming virtual events hosted by Benjamin Franklin House. If you missed one of our past events, they are available on demand on their respective event pages and through our YouTube channel.
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British and French battleships at war at sea during the 7 Years' War. In this view from astern of the action, looking towards the French coast, the ship sinking in the centre is the French Thesee, with Augustus Keppel's Torbay to the right. Between them in the distance de Conflans' Soleil Royal is engaged with Hawke's 'Royal George', right, flying his blue command flag at the mainmast. Another French ship, the Superbe is sinking in the left distance, largely swamped (as was the Thesee) by water coming through her lower gunports.
Event Date: 9 December 2021

Live History Class for Kids: The 7 Years’ War

Join our virtual history classes on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4.30pm GMT to learn about to key events in early American history. Together we will uncover the past and develop historical skills!
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An image of a Christmas Tree. Text reads Children's Christmas Fair, Wednesday 11 December 2021, 10am-11.30am at Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street WC2N 5NF. Join us for crafts, music and other festive treats! Below are the logos for Benjamin Franklin House, The William Morris Society, Emery Walker's House and The Newington Green Meeting House.
Event Date: 11 December 2021

Family Day: Children’s Christmas Fair

We've teamed up with friends from across the heritage world to bring a range of fun festive craft ideas to you this December!
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Event Date: 15 December 2021

Ben’s Book Club: ‘Running from Bondage’ by Karen Cook-Bell

Karen Cook-Bell, Associate Professor of History at Bowie State University, will discuss her book, Running from Bondage, recounting the important stories of enslaved women, who comprised one-third of all runaways, and the ways in which they fled, or attempted to flee, bondage during and after the Revolutionary War.
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Event Date: 18 December 2021

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Sound

Franklin's Young Inventors is our science club for aspiring scientists in Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14). Participants will learn all about the experiments carried out by Benjamin Franklin and his British friends as well as trying their hand at practical investigations.
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