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I Object: Ian Hislop's Search for Dissent (British Museum Exhibition)

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12:30 – 16:00 12 Nov 2018
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The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3DG

This visit has been  organised by Tony Colclough

Ian Hislop, satirist, historian and editor of Private Eye, has been on a mission to collect some 100 objects from ancient and modern times to illustrate the history of dissent. This exhibition is the result.  REMS has procured a block of 'Monday saver tickets' at reduced price. First come. first served.

This is a fresh look at the BM's collection that turns up a treasure trove of dissent in the midst of the conformity. From the ancient civilisations through to our own, there are extraordinary objects that bear witness to someone questioning the authorised version of their times and deciding to make a small though often lasting protest. Tony Colclough has your tickets.

Where and when to meet: we gather for lunch from 12.00 in the historic Princess Louise at 208 High Holborn WC1P 7EV. A Samuel Smith pub, it is known for its fine Victorian interior and is a short walk from the British Museum in Great Russell St WC1B 3DG.   At the end of the visit some of us might like to meet at the BM's Gallery Café on the ground floor  for refreshments. 

The Princess Louise

Image: By Edwardx - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28157677

Getting there: To Lunch:  The nearest underground station is Holborn on the Victoria and Circle lines. From the station walk west along High Holborn for about 0.2 mile. To the British Museum:  Following lunch, we shall walk together to the BM  

Timetable (approximate times)

12:00 on          Assemble at The Princess Louise  for lunch.

14:00               Leave for the British Museum

14:30               Start tour of Exhibition

16:30               Suggested end of visit: refreshments in the Gallery Cafe on the Ground Floor

Size of party: 12 max

Cost £8.50 Members pay for their food and travel.


Contacts Before the day: contact Tony Colclough at tonycolclough@tiscali.co.uk or on 020 8398 0766. On the day: call 07930 171 307.

Late arrivals Call Tony on 07930 171 307 who will advise you to catch up with the programme.



You can pay either by cheque (preferred) or by bank transfer.  It is possible to pay for several places on one transaction.

Cheque:  make your cheque payable to The Institute of Physics (not IOP) and send it to:

Tony Colclough (REMS)

34 Sugden Road

Thames Ditton

Surrey KT7 0AE

*** Please annotate the rears of your cheques with:  REMS, Event title; event date.

If you are paying for several events with one cheque, please write them all.


Bank transfer: IOP Bank details are as follows:

Account Name:                Institute of Physics (GBP)

Sort Code:                        40-14-13

Account Number:            82403552

Bank Name:                      HSBC Bank plc

Bank Address                   62 George White Street, Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BA

BIC:                                    MIDLGB22

IBAN:                                 GB15MIDL. 40141382403552


*** Please enter a reference with the transfer as follows:  REMS EVENT ddmmyy  

Where  ddmmyy is the date of the event (first event if you are paying for several)


Organised by: Tony Colclough for The Retired Members' Section, London & South East Branch, IOP

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The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3DG
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12:30 – 16:00 12 Nov 2018

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