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Sunday 21 December 2014

Voices of War: UCL in WW1

(until 5 Apr 15)

What was the involvement of UCL students and alumni in the First World War? This exhibition, highlighted by personal stories and artefacts, tells of not only of UCL boys fighting…

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Wednesday 14 January 2015

Science & Engineering Postgraduate Open Day

13:00  — 17:00

This open day will include representatives of all departments within the faculties of Engineering and Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Come along and meet potential supervisors,…

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The Natural Grid

18:00  — 19:30

David Weight introduces a project that might help manage UK water shortages by using a gravity-driven supply carried by canal from the north to the south following a natural contour.…

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Venture research and other adventures: are we getting the most out of UK research?

18:00  — 20:30

A panel discussion hosted by UCL Public Policy and chaired by Professor Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, UCL This event will explore how creativity and innovation…

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Thursday 15 January 2015

Barbra Streisand vs. Richard Nixon: How Hollywood turned Left: 1968-74

18:00  — 20:00

Until the early 1960s, Hollywood was institutionally somewhat conservative: the Republican-leaning studio chiefs tightly controlled their stars’ politics. But in the late 1960s something…

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Central and Eastern European LGBT migrants in London

18:00  — 21:00

The seminar will bring together researchers, activists, service providers and migrants themselves. We will discuss reasons why LGBT people from Central and Eastern Europe migrate to…

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Saturday 17 January 2015

Explore Zoology

13:00  — 16:30

We have rifled through our drawers and searched through our cabinets to bring out some of our most amazing animals for our family hands-on specimen based activities. Ever wondered what…

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Tuesday 20 January 2015

Bright Club

19:30  — 22:00

Bright Club, the comedy night where UCL researchers try their hand at stand up comedy, is back at the Bloomsbury Theatre for a bumper sized night of laughs. Join 10 UCL researchers,…

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Competition and Cooperation in the Market of Voluntary Sustainability Standards

18:00  — 19:00

Voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) have proliferated over the last two decades. Currently there are at least more than 400 schemes operating internationally. The lecture will…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Did God Evolve?

13:15  — 13:55

Many scientists are atheists. Even so, religion itself is open to scientific study and Professor Jones will discuss what science can tell us about how it may have begun. Science has…

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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Reparations, recognition, reconciliation: Slavery remembrance in the Caribbean

17:30  — 19:30

Since 2013, and the creation of a regional Committee for the Reparations for Slavery within the CARICOM, many Caribbean islands have joined the movement by setting up national commissions.…

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Thursday 22 January 2015

Addressing the joint challenges of climate change and food security

17:30  — 19:30

Feeding 9–10 billion people by 2050 and preventing dangerous climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Both challenges must be met while reducing the impact…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Visualizing time: calendars, time lines, and other time images from ancient Egypt to early modern Europe

13:15  — 13:55

This lecture will trace the history of time visualisation, from ancient Egypt to early modern Europe. It will attempt to explain why visual representations of time developed in some…

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Petrie Film Club Presents Xena: Warrior Princess 'For Him the Bell Tolls'

18:00  — 20:00

In this episode of cult television series Xena: Warrior Princess we are introduced to Aphrodite and her son Cupid (Season 2, Episode 16, 1997). In a dispute involving a pair of human…

Petrie Museum

Friday 23 January 2015

Show’n’Tell: Lake Baikal

13:00  — 14:00

We have invited PhD students who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Jennifer Adams…

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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Love, lust and longing in Greek poetry and image

18:00  — 20:30

The Petrie Museum ventures north from Bloomsbury to the Freud Museum for a view of its current temporary exhibition, ‘Freud & Eros’ and a discussion of Freud’s substantial private antiquity…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Places=Spaces+People

13:15  — 13:55

As Professor of Places, Peter Rees draws on four decades of experience as an architect-planner. Although buildings and spaces are designed by professionals, it is people who turn them…

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MHealth Conference: How can mobile technology improve health in low and middle income countries

(until 28 Jan 15)

The UCL Institute for Global Health and Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Sweden invite you to attend our conference on mHealth: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries.…

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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Book Launch: The Great Depression in Latin America

17:30  — 19:30

Although Latin America weathered the Great Depression better than the United States and Europe, the global economic collapse of the 1930s had a deep and lasting impact on the region.…

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The Grant Museum’s Living Library

18:30  — 21:00

Hidden within our specimens are stories that are just waiting to be told. Join us for an evening of conversations as UCL researchers bring to life the collection and share some of their…

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Thursday 29 January 2015

Housing inequalities and the 1%

18:00  — 20:00

Within the last year housing prices have risen in London by roughly 20%. Rents have also risen to new highs of £770 a month on average, £1162 in London, increasing at one point at an…

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The Eleanor Roosevelt Annual Lecture: The rebellious life of Rosa Parks

18:00  — 20:00

Rosa Parks is best known as the woman whose refusal to get off a segregated bus sparked the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-56, a key event in the development of the Civil…

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Tuesday 3 February 2015

Lunch Hour Lecture: The Impact of Impacts: how the media play in the Death of the Dinosaur debates 

13:15  — 13:55

Many people now believe that the dinosaurs were wiped out by the impact of a large asteroid about 66 million years ago. Professor Steve Miller will talk about the threat to Earth from…

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Thursday 5 February 2015

Lunch Hour Lecture: Global Citizenship and the Problem of Global Fellow Feeling from the Polis to the World-Wide Web

13:15  — 13:55

When Diogenes of Sinope, the Greek philosopher, claimed to be a “citizen of the whole world”, his listeners knew then that he was mad for certain. This lecture will examine the difficulties…

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