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Saturday 30 May 2015

Eights in the Octagon: Medieval and Renaissance perspectives

(until 30 Jun 15)

Inspired by the Octagon’s shape and location, historians of science and culture will investigate the number eight as a significant principle in Medieval and Renaissance systems of measurement,…


Kangaroos and Co.

(until 30 May 15)

What animal would you draw if you only had drunken descriptions of a greyhound, wild dog, hare, deer, goat, mouse, jerboa and sheep to go on? George Stubbs came up with the kangaroo.…


Queen of the Sciences: a celebration of numbers and the London Mathematical Society

(until 18 Dec 15)

In 2015, the London Mathematical Society – closely associated with UCL since its foundation – is 150 years old. We celebrate its anniversary with an exhibition of documents and correspondence…



(until 12 Jun 15)

UCL Art Museum celebrates its post-renovation reopening with Re-Launch: an exhibition of objects, prints, video and live works on the theme of re-launching by some of the most promising…


Strange Creatures: The art of unknown animals

(until 27 Jun 15)

When new regions are explored and the species in them discovered, how does the wider world get to experience them? From the earliest days of exploration, art has been essential in representing…


The Light Project - The Long Shadow

(until 13 Jun 15)

An exhibition of new work by students from Central St Martins College of Art inspired by the theme of light as depicted in the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology collection.


We need to talk: Connecting through technology

(until 20 Apr 16)

We Need To Talk is a new and exciting exhibition that explores the technologies we have used to communicate with each other in different periods of time. It challenges the way we see…


Tuesday 2 June 2015

Climate change – adaptation, resilience and risk

17:00  — 19:00

UCL’s Grand Challenges programme and the French Embassy in London are pleased to invite you to the third in a series of Franco-British bilateral events being held in the run-up to the…


The stagnation of international law

18:00  — 19:00

Formal international law is stagnating both in terms of quantity and quality. It is increasingly superseded by “informal international lawmaking” involving new actors, new processes…


Transition to the green economy – a business perspective

17:30  — 19:30

John Cridland will set out business’ vision for the UK’s energy future and what the new Government can do to get us there. This vision is of an economy which is both growing and greening,…


Wednesday 3 June 2015

A Roundtable on 2015: The campaign & general election in review

18:00  — 19:30

The outcome of the 2015 general election took many, if not most, by surprise. Instead of a hung Parliament and weeks of negotiations over government formation, the UK returned to more…


C.L.R. James's intellectual conquest of imperial Britain

17:30  — 19:00

Together with other critical Pan-Africanist figures such as his fellow compatriot George Padmore, the Trinidadian Marxist C.L.R. James led from the front as an ideological agitator…


Heidegger and Wittgenstein on education in the technological age

17:30  — 19:15

In his "Memorial Address" Heidegger's discussion of modern technology concludes with a recommendation to his audience to practice what he calls "releasement". This demands a sort of…


Science cabaret

19:00  — 20:00

STEAM:ED Collective have teamed up with Science Showoff to bring you a fun night discussing the science themes that feature as part of the Brockley Street Art Festival. Featuring performances…


Speaking rights to power

11:30  — 13:00

How can “speaking rights to power” build political will to respond to human rights abuse? Examining dozens of cases of human rights campaigns, this book shows how communication politics…


Thursday 4 June 2015

Conflict, truth and justice: Perspectives from Latin America

17:30  — 19:00

Since the 1980s, many Latin American societies have struggled to deal with the legacies of violence and human rights abuses in the recent past. While extensive, the scholarly literature…


Housman Lecture 2015: Pindar's material imaginary dedication and politics in Olympian 7

18:00  — 19:00

The lecture will consider Pindar’s pervasive analogizing of his epinikia to precious wrought objects, as well as his frequent recourse to the language of the erection and inscription…


Re-Launch in conversation: Janne Malmros

13:00  — 14:00

Re-Launch artist and Slade alumna Janne Malmros leads us in a hunt in UCL Art Museum. The process of finding and amassing images from the collection highlights ways in which she’s worked…

UCL Art Museum

TECHNO-LIBERATION. Can technology contribute to social equality?

18:00  — 20:00

Imagine you lived in a house with walls that can repair themselves… Imagine you can 3D print a jumper when you need it… Frugal innovation, digital divide, technological empowerment…


UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

The 2014/15 season closes with works for voice and a variety of instruments, such as flute, clarinet, horn and viola as well as piano. We hope to include Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem…

Sheet music

Friday 5 June 2015

Mobile identities? Perspectives on gender and migration

09:00  — 18:00

At the 4th annual UCL Migration Research Unit Student Conference, postgraduates from a wide range of disciplines will share their research on the complexities at the intersection of…


Show 'n' Tell: Australian encounters

13:00  — 14:00

We have invited the co-curators of the Strange Creatures exhibition to showcase an object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 to share their Strange Creatures research. Professor…


When does research evidence count?

13:30  — 16:00

Excellence in education and in educational technology is critical for the UK to compete globally, and for the success of individual education providers. However there is “Little continuing…


Monday 8 June 2015

Global health innovation and philanthropy

16:00  — 18:00

To succeed, global health requires innovation in concepts, implementation, and resourcing. This UCL Grand Challenges Symposium explores innovative global health: a concept and implementation…


Re-Launch in conversation - Katja Karsson

13:00  — 14:00

Re-Launch artist and Slade student Katja Larsson will talk about her work Cat© Compact and her work in this lunchtime talk. Katja Larsson’s cast digger bucket Cat© Compact represents…


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