Key Points (please read the detailed guidance below)

•Lectures will be running for both in-person and on-line audiences

•Tickets are required for in-person audience members

•Registration is required for online audience members

•In-person audience members are requested to wear masks (see details below)

•Staff and speakers take lateral flow tests – in-person audience members are requested to do so in advance as well

•Track and trace participation is requested on the door

•Hand sanitiser is provided at all entrances

•We currently plan to operate at 100% capacity for in-person lectures for the majority of our lectures – this will be kept under review (see details below)

How will we be running lectures in the 2021-2022 Academic Year?

We are looking forward to welcoming you to attend our lectures in 2021-2022!  We are planning to return to our normal practices of delivering lectures in two ways:

•To in-person audiences at venues in London


•Through simultaneous livestream of the lecture taking place in these venues

In these uncertain times the College will continue to monitor government guidance and practice within the entertainment and education sectors, and will adjust our practices accordingly if necessary.  We are very eager to return to live lectures, but will be monitoring the situation closely.

The health and safety of our audiences, speakers, and staff are paramount.  We want everyone to enjoy the lecture experience that the College has been offering since 1597.  We’ve shown that we can adapt to continue offering our services to the public during COVID, and we will continue to be agile and adaptable.  Any changes to our schedule will be provided as much in advance as we are able.

Will I need a ticket?

If you want to attend in person in London, you will need to obtain a ticket online via Eventbrite.  Details will be available on each lecture webpage.

Tickets are free-of-charge.

We normally over-issue tickets in order to ensure a full house, so it is possible that even if you have a ticket, you will not be admitted.  However, in the first few months following lockdown we are likely to take a more conservative approach to overselling, so tickets themselves may be more limited.  We will respond to audience behaviour and developing conditions, and adjust our ticketing practices accordingly.

Please be ready to be seated at least 10 minutes before the start of the lecture. Late arrivals will not be admitted.

If the lecture is ticketed, you can still turn up for returns on the door, but we strongly advise that you obtain a ticket in advance for the reasons outlined above.

If you are watching the live-stream remotely, you will need to register for the event online via Crowdcast.  Details will be available on each lecture webpage.

How are we keeping you safe?

The wellbeing and safety of our audiences, speakers, and staff is our first priority.  We will be responding to both government advice and to good practice in the entertainment and education sectors.

Masks:  We will be asking audience members to wear masks when entering and exiting the Hall, and when moving about inside the Hall.

Lateral Flow Testing:  Staff at the College take regular lateral flow tests, and speakers will be requested to do so prior to their lecture.  We encourage audience members to test before attending lectures.

Track and Trace:  The College asks audience members to check in via the QR code provided at the door.

Hygiene:  Hand sanitiser units are provided at all entrances, and audience members are asked to sanitise before entering the Hall.

Social Distancing:  We plan to operate at 100% capacity in Barnard’s Inn Hall, in line with current guidance.  However, we are monitoring the situation closely, and may decide to introduce additional spacing.   Additional space has already been created between the speaker and the seats normally closest to the podium.

The Museum of London also plans to operate at 100% capacity.  However, LSO St Luke’s will operate at 75% capacity, with socially-distanced seating options available in the balcony.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year, and thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we work to create a safe and supportive environment for your learning.