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Saturday 22 November 2014

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…

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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…

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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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Monday 24 November 2014

For King and Country: Canada, Devon and the Great War

18:00  — 19:30

When war broke out in Europe and Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914 the British Dominions, including Canada, were automatically involved as part of the Empire. The Canadian…

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Tuesday 25 November 2014

An evening with Professor Peter Morris

18:00  — 21:00

In the first of a series of keynote lectures, Peter Morris, Professor of Construction and Project Management and author of Reconstructing Project Management (Wiley, 2013), will discuss…

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How nearly everything in Dr Strangelove is true, and what we need to do about it

18:00  — 19:00

UCL's Institute of Global Governance is pleased to present Eric Schlosser, investigative journalist and author, for a special debate about the issues arising from his book Command and…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: The archaeology of Easter Island

13:15  — 13:55

Easter Island is famous for its colossal statues (moai), which were quarried and sculptured c. AD 1200–1500 and are the product of a prehistoric society. Study of this society has focused…

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One of our dinosaurs is missing (1975)

18:30 

In this classic comic espionage a team of nannies join forces with Scotland Yard and set off to find top secret documents stolen by Chinese spies and hidden within the skeleton of a…

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Wednesday 26 November 2014

In Conversation with Lisa Milroy

16:00  — 17:00

The Slade School of Fine Art is delighted to announce that Lisa Milroy, artist and Head of Graduate Painting, will join Professor Susan Collins, Director & Slade Professor, in conversation…

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Show’N’Tell: Great Apes

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. Josephine Msindai…

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Slade Print Fair 2014

(until 28 Nov 14)

Original editions to support scholarships for Slade students. The Slade Print Fair is a fundraising event to raise scholarship funds for Slade students. The fair, in its second year,…

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Taking forward the EU resource efficiency agenda

16:00  — 19:00

The process and outcome of the recent European Parliament Elections are proof, if any were needed, that EU governance and policy-making have moved into a new phase. The new European…

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The science of imagination

18:00  — 19:00

The science of imagination: a discussion led by Peter Sellars, Director in Residence at ENO and chaired by Sir Jonathan Mills. From the invention of electric light to 3D printing and…

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Thursday 27 November 2014

Book Launch: Black Power in the Caribbean

17:30  — 19:30

Black Power studies have been dominated by the North American story, but after decades of scholarly neglect, the growth of 'New Black Power Studies' has revitalized the field. Central…

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Challenges facing the International Court of Justice: reflections of a Judge as he leaves office

17:30  — 19:00

Judge Kenneth Keith will, next February, complete his 9 year term as one of the 15 judges of the World Court, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. A New Zealander he…

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Derrida and Translation: literature, philosophy, politics

18:00  — 19:30

In ‘This Strange Institution Called Literature’, Jacques Derrida speaks of his search for a place from which to think or even challenge the ‘frontier’ between philosophy and literature.…

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Forced marriage: the real disgrace

18:30  — 21:30

Forced Marriage is illegal in the UK and has a huge impact on the lives of the people it affects, and yet, little is known about it. Please join us for an insightful and frank discussion…

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Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture 2014: 'UNESCO World Heritage: A new global order of things'

18:30  — 20:00

In this talk Prof Meskell will look specifically at the recent developments and implications of decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee in their implementation of the 1972 Convention…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: The power of objects

13:15  — 13:55

Objects are typically considered ‘dead’ and passive things used to complete tasks and as symbols of self-branding. This presentation provides an alternative view and discusses the power…

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Moses Gaster and the Anglo-Jewish community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

18:30  — 20:00

Moses Gaster (1856-1939) was born in Romania but expelled due to his political activities on behalf of the Jewish community. He emigrated to England and was appointed as Head of the…

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Planning and Housing – Why the continuing tensions?

18:00  — 21:00

Planning is regularly blamed for the continued low levels of new house building, even though over the last decade there have been a number attempts to improve the operation of the land…

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Friday 28 November 2014

Things that travelled - Mediterranean glass in the first millennium AD

(until 28 Nov 14)

The conference will include sessions held at the British Museum and Wallace Collection as well as the Institute and will address key issues regarding the production and distribution…

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Worlds Collide: Fin de Siècle Fantasy Egypt

18:00  — 21:00

Jump from the 21st century back over 100 years, then back to Ancient Egypt and forward again with Roger Luckhurst (author of The Mummy’s Curse. A True Story of a Dark Fantasy) on occult…

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Saturday 29 November 2014

Things that travelled - Mediterranean glass in the first millennium AD

(until 29 Nov 14)

The conference will include sessions held at the British Museum and Wallace Collection as well as the Institute and will address key issues regarding the production and distribution…

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Monday 1 December 2014

Christian and Jewish tombstones from ancient Zoara/Zoora

18:00  — 19:30

This talk focuses on the biblical town of Zoar – known as Zoora in the 6th century CE – which is located by modern Ghor es-Safi in Jordan. Regular and illegal archeological excavations…

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