Events

Event Date: 16 April - 31 December 2020

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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Event Date: 29 September 2020

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Pollination

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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Event Date: 10 October 2020

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Photosynthesis

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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Event Date: 13 October 2020

Robert H Smith Lecture in American Democracy – Democracy and the Supreme Court: judges and the politicians

Join us for the annual Robert H Smith lecture in Democracy which aims to promote the importance of international diplomacy and democracy in the spirit of Benjamin Franklin as a diplomat and politician. This year, our virtual event, hosted in partnership with the LSE Department of Government, will discuss 'Democracy and the Supreme Court: judges and the politicians' with Lord Charles Falconer
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Event Date: 13 October 2020

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Fuels and Costs

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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Event Date: 24 October 2020

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Energy Transfer

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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Event Date: 28 October 2020

Ben’s Book Club: ‘The Knife Man’ by Wendy Moore

Join us for the October installment of Ben’s Book Club, a monthly virtual gathering looking at themes ​related to Benjamin Franklin, the 18th ​century, and American ​history. This month we will be talking to Wendy Moore about her first book 'The Knife Man', a fascinating biography of the John Hunter. This celebrated anatomist trained Dr William Hewson, a fellow resident of 36 Craven Street during Benjamin Franklin's stay who ran a private anatomy school from the garden.
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Event Date: 31 October 2020

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Forces

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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