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Thursday 17 April 2014

A Fusion of Worlds: Ancient Egypt, African Art and Identity in Modernist Britain

(until 24 May 14)

An exploration of the ways in which modernist artists – Jacob Epstein, Edna Manley and Ronald Moody – have been inspired by Ancient Egypt. The exhibition places these artists’ reworking…


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…


Collecting Knowledge In Motion

(until 21 Jun 14)

Collections, like Universities, are factories of knowledge. Institutionally, they often appear to be rooted in place, but spatially and intellectually, they exist in constant and dynamic…


Thursday 24 April 2014

Global mental health: addressing the global burden of depression

17:00  — 19:00

Depression is one of the world’s leading causes of disability, but according to the World Health Organisation, only a small proportion of those affected have access to treatment, while…


The Development of the Anglo-Jewish Novel by Women Writers in the 19th Century

18:45  — 20:00

Nineteenth-century Britain - a world of progress and reform, discovery and innovation, industrialization and social upheaval—witnessed intense debate about the position of women in…


Monday 28 April 2014

Buildings on fire: Towards a new approach to urban memory

(until 2 May 14)

This event and installation in the Slade Research Centre will examine different ways that fire can act as a methodology to access and explore memory in architecture. Considering that…


First EU Presidential Debate

17:30  — 19:30

From 22 to 25 May, European citizens will head to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. These elections are expected to be different, not least because several European parties…


Walking Methodologies

(until 2 May 14)

Four free themed walks led by academics and practitioners will take place during Cities Methodologies week at UCL Urban Laboratory, culminating in a roundtable event on Friday 2 May…


Tuesday 29 April 2014

Book launch: The New Urban Question by Andy Merrifield

18:00  — 20:00

Andy Merrifield, Bartlett Visiting Research Fellow, will launch his latest book, The New Urban Question (Pluto Press, 2014), as part of UCL Urban Laboratory's week-long Cities Methodolgies…


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 to celebrate our fifth anniversary. A lot can happen in 5 years,…


Equalities of wellbeing & housing workshop

10:00  — 17:30

Part of UCL Urban Laboratory's week-long Cities Methodologies exhibition. This workshop is a one-day AHRC-funded seminar that examines current issues of UK housing through panels on…


Photographing Balfron Tower

16:00  — 18:00

UCL Urban Laboratory Leverhulme Artist-in-residence Rab Harling will exhibit his work in progress, photographing the Balfron Tower from inside out, at a key moment in the ‘regeneration’…


The NCD makeover show

18:00  — 20:00

Non communicable Diseases are the world's biggest killers, accounting for more deaths than any other cause worldwide. The majority of these deaths are in the world's poorest and most…


UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

'As You Like It': a varied programme, celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday and members' favourite pieces of music, including Erich Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing suite for violin…


Wednesday 30 April 2014

The road to a safer world from natural hazards - can science impact on policy and practice?

17:00  — 18:00

Virginia Murray will look at the policy and practice of natural hazard policy. The need to take concrete measures to tackle risk drivers including poverty, hunger, disease, conflict,…


Thursday 1 May 2014

New Opportunities for Science Capital - A talk by The Rt Hon David Willetts MP

17:15  — 19:15

The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, will address the long-term future of capital funding for research. He will consider what the priorities for capital…


Symposium on cycling and culture

14:00  — 17:30

Cycling has been growing quickly in London but still remains a minority form of transport, with even lower participation in other parts of the UK. What status does this give cycling…


Tuesday 6 May 2014

Congress of Races

18:00  — 20:00

A discussion led by Caroline Bressey (UCL Equiano Centre) and Debbie Challis based on letters between the archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie and African-American activist and intellectual…


Leverhulme Lecture II-Roberto Gargarella on Two Centuries of Constitutional Debates in the Americas

18:30  — 20:30

Professor Roberto Gargarella is the 2014 Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at UCL Institute of the Americas. This lecture will draw on Professor Gargarella’s recently published book…


On the Road to Stonehenge

18:30  — 19:30

Stonehenge is one of the greatest mysteries of world prehistory. As an architectural project, its scope has seemed beyond the capabilities of Neolithic society, leading to widespread…


Wednesday 7 May 2014

Art Macabre at the Petrie: Egyptian Treasures

18:00  — 20:30

Join Art Macabre on an artistic journey back to Ancient Egypt, to explore the beauty, power and potency of some of the Petrie collections most stunning objects of everyday use in a…


The Politics of Coalitional Presidentialism in Latin America

17:30  — 19:30

Elections in Latin America frequently produce presidents whose parties do not command a majority in the legislature, thus forcing these executive to fashion multiparty coalitions in…


Thursday 8 May 2014

Climate viation through time as viewed through the lens of the diatoms

17:00  — 18:30

Much of Sheri's career has been spent inferring past climate variation from lacustrine diatom records – a trajectory set in motion when she got to know Rick Battarbee during his sabbatical…


The language of ancient and medieval calendars, astronomy, and mathematics

09:30  — 18:30

In this workshop we examine the uses and development of language, terms, and terminology in dates, calendars, and the related disciplines of astronomy and mathematics, as attested in…


Friday 9 May 2014

Revisiting Ivan Fedorov's legacy in early-modern Europe

09:30  — 17:15

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies in partnership with the British Library commemorate the sixteenth-century origins of printing in Russia and Ukraine with an international…


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