The British Museum may no longer be home to the British Library, but it is still a vibrant centre of education, learning and culture.
Earlier this year we saw a big Shakespeare festival, but the Bard is never out of fashion, and there are several Shakespeare events scheduled for the British Museum, including one that has been running from July and will continue until November 25, Shakespeare: staging the world. Part of the World Shakespeare Festival, entry is £14, but many events are free. These include:
Goya and the viewer's eye on November 8 at 1.15pm - free but booking advised.
Guy Fawkes, the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions. A drawing by George Cruikshank from 1840.
The material culture of Scottish witchcraft in Shakespeare's time on November 24 at 1.15pm - free but booking advised.
Saturnalia and the origins of Christmas on December 7 at 1.15pm - free but booking advised.
...the life of Katharine Woolley on November 8 at 6pm - free but booking essential.
And Music and readings from Renaissance and 'Golden Age' Spain on November 16 at 6.30pm - free but limited seating available.
Finally, not only is Halloween fast approaching but so is Guy Fawkes Night, an event of special significance to Englishmen, because on November 5, 1605, Mr Fawkes was apprehended in the cellars of the English Parliament (as it was then) with 36 barrels of gunpowder. How did he get there, and what happened to him afterwards? You probably know, but on Saturday, November 10 from 2pm to 7pm there will be drawings, crafts and re-enactments of his life. According to the Museum's guide, entry will be:" Young Friends £12, guests £15, adults free, 200 child/adult places".