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Our talks series explores a variety of subjects ranging from transport past and present, art and design, to London and city living.

Talk: Restoring the Chocolate Express with Mike Sutcliffe

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Date: Tuesday 21 November 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 13:30 – 15:00
Tickets: Adults £18; Concessions and LTM Friends £14

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Visit the beautifully preserved 1924 LB5 Chocolate Express and discover its intriguing past in service for a pirate bus operator, and its journey from being discovered derelict in 1984 to full restoration. Guided by expert Leyland Motors conservator-restorer Mike Sutcliffe MBE.

Ticket holders are welcome to stay in the Museum and explore our world class collection after their lecture and tour.

Talk: A Room of One's Own

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Date: Thursday 25 January 2018
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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Join us on an illustrated journey through our latest exhibition, Poster Girls, with an accompanying narrative bringing the artworks to life. Exhibition co-curator David Bownes, together with author Susannah Walker and Central Saint Martins Lecturer Ruth Sykes, will be revealing the historical and social context of the times in which our key designers were producing their work.

Talk: Make your Voice Heard: a century of campaigning

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Date: Thursday 22 February 2018
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 – 20:15
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, we are asking how much has been achieved in the campaign for equality for women.

Nicky Hilton, Library and Digital Archives Manager at the Bishopsgate Institute, will present an illustrated talk on the last 150 of women’s campaigning, using the numerous archives held there. Expect tales of Victorian troublemakers, Suffragette tea-sets, abortion rights campaigners, lesbian pulp fiction and a plethora of fabulous placards from the London Women’s March in 2017.

Talk: Poster Girls: History under wraps

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Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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Join us for a special evening at London Transport Museum, where we will be joined by author and historian and Emmanuelle Dirix as she interprets our exhibition Poster Girls through the particular lens of fashion and textiles. Discover the golden age of women’s poster design in the interwar period, the historical and social changes that made this possible and how these changes influenced the designs themselves.