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Wednesday 1 October 2014

'Nu'Shabtis Liberation

(until 18 Oct 14)

An exhibition by artist/archaeologist Zahed Taj-Eddin of Egyptian Faience – exploring technological aspects of this early ceramic material and using it to produce a massive Djed pillar,…


Art and Honour : contemporary impressions of WWI

(until 19 Dec 14)

This exhibition in the Main Library commemorates the start of World War I and has at its centre the UCL Roll of Honour. Drawing on UCL Special Collections’ Little Magazines, College…


Race and underachievement of Afro-Trinidadian boys

17:30  — 19:30

In Trinidad, dominant discourses on race and education often simplistically labels Afro-Trinidadian boys as the lowest academic achievers. This underachievement is viewed as pathological…


Solutions: exploring the influence of science and technology on prostate cancer

(until 19 Dec 14)

Curated by Dean Barratt (UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering) and Mark Emberton (UCL Surgery and Interventional Science), this exhibition explores advances in the understanding…


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…


Thursday 2 October 2014

EU 2014-2019: new faces, old problems?

17:30  — 19:00

In cooperation with the UCL European Institute In the run-up to the May 2014 European Parliament elections, pan-European parties—for the first time in history—nominated lead candidates…


Exhibition launch: UCL’s Past, Present and Future

17:00  — 20:00

The grand opening of the 2014 Black History Month Exhibition, which we take great pride in. This year, we will be celebrating the achievements of UCL alumni, academics and students.…


GCEC Conference 2014: Entrepreneurship Everywhere

(until 4 Oct 14)

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) conference 2014, is the biggest annual gathering of the world’s leading entrepreneurship centres. Hosted by UCL, this will be…


UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

A festive baroque concert to start the season, featuring J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 4, BWV 1049, and cantatas by Thomas Arne, including 'The School of Anacreon'. Refreshments…

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UCL's past, present & future

(until 30 Oct 14)

This year, we will be celebrating the achievements of UCL alumni, academics and students. Follow the journey from the “past”, celebrating historic figures; The “present”, showcasing…


Friday 3 October 2014

When we ruled

18:00  — 21:00

This lecture is a visual journey through thousands of years of Black History, based on the book, ‘When We Ruled’, by Robin Walker. This intends to address the balance by posing the…


Saturday 4 October 2014

British Museum tour

10:30  — 13:00

This Black History Tour takes us around the British Museum. On this exciting guided tour you will discover Black History in a new light, focusing on artefacts from the Egyptian collection…


Treasure hunt - great lives from Ancient Africa

15:00  — 17:00

Join the hunt around the Petrie Museum to find the identity of famous and not so famous figures from Egyptian history. Can you find the object and work out the name? Prizes are to be…


Sunday 5 October 2014

Bright Club

15:00  — 16:00

Bright Club, the comedy night where UCL researchers try their hand at stand up comedy, is partnering up with Kew Gardens for a special series of events. Supported by a professional…


Monday 6 October 2014

Lost civilisations

19:00  — 21:00

This lecture is a visually stunning presentation that addresses the early history and achievements of the Lost Civilsations of Central Africa. This intends to present the Kingdoms…


Qallunajatut (Urban Inuk): histories, tensions and futures of Montreal Inuit

18:00  — 19:30

Why it is that Inuit in Ottawa have access to Inuit specific services (ranging from low cost housing and a community centre to addictions rehab and health services - all Inuit specific…


Tuesday 7 October 2014

A tree without roots

18:30  — 20:30

This interactive workshop, tracing British, African and Asian Caribbean ancestry, allows us to embark on an inspirational journey of self-discovery. ‘A tree without roots’ Author and…


Lunch Hour Lecture: On supernovae and serendipity

13:15  — 13:55

Thermonuclear supernovae signal the sudden and explosive destruction of a white-dwarf star, but rarely occur in our cosmic neighbourhood. However in January 2014 such a supernova appeared…


Wednesday 8 October 2014

A new path for Mexico? Interim assessments of the Peña Nieto administration and constitutional reform

13:30  — 15:30

UCL Institute of the Americas in collaboration with El Colegio de México is pleased to host this roundtable discussion that will examine major recent reforms in Mexico concerning energy…


Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future

17:30  — 19:30

UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to host the book launch of 'Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) edited by…


Drawing Life

18:30  — 20:30

Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature. We will immerse ourselves in ecology while exploring the…


Japanese woodblock printing

18:00  — 21:00

Join artist Hiroko Imada for this hands-on workshop introducing the participants to the art of Japanese woodblock printing. Taking inspiration from UCL Art Museum’s Japanese prints…


Show’n’Tell: Peatlands

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. Hannah Robson…


Storytelling in the Middle Ages: An evening of tall tales, music and werewolves

19:00  — 21:00

Storytelling in the Middle Ages will be an informal evening of storytelling, music and discussion, in which participants will be introduced to some fantastical tales from the Middle…


Thursday 9 October 2014

Hans Christian Andersen: A storyteller for our time?

13:00  — 18:00

This one-day symposium will present recent research publications, which have explored Hans Christian Andersen’s life and work in the contexts of his European legacy and the global reach…


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