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Tuesday 21 October 2014

A global perspective on Black History Month

19:00  — 21:00

When did Black History Month begin? Where did it come from? Why does it exist? We’ll take a look back at the beginnings and evolution of Black History Month across the world. Though…

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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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Lunch Hour Lecture: Truth and illusion in philosophy and theatre

13:15  — 13:55

This lecture explores the relationship between philosophy and theatre via the notions of truth and illusion. Theatre is traditionally taken to be a place for illusions and deceit while…

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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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The Slam: auditions

15:00  — 22:00

Whether you can sing, dance or play the bongos, this is a variety talent show open for ALL. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase your talent on stage. In the first round, professional…

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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…

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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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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Medieval Latin Christian texts on the Jewish calendar

18:15  — 20:00

This talk will explore a barely known chapter in the history of medieval science and learning, which deals with the intellectual exchange between Jews and Christians between the twelfth and the fifteenth centuries.

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Remembering Peter Hall

13:00  — 17:00

The Bartlett School of Planning and the Town and Country Planning Association will be holding a commemorative event for the outstanding planner and academic Professor Sir Peter Hall.…

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Show’n’Tell: Soda Lakes

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. Antonia Ford…

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The day after judgement: Scotland and the UK after the referendum

13:00  — 14:00

In the Day After Judgement, Jim Gallagher, sets out his views about what should happen now that the Scottish people have voted No. Jim Gallagher argues it would be a serious error…

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Thursday 23 October 2014

Can press regulation by IPSO succeed? It’s chairman former Appeal Court judge Sir Alan Moses debates with Martin Moore of KCL, director of the Media Trust

17:30  — 19:00

Following the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World, the Leveson inquiry reviewed the culture and ethics of the British media, and recommended a new, independent body to replace…

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Civilisation in political thought

17:30  — 19:00

The concept of civilisation looms large in current debates about the constitution of Europe, the authority of religious traditions, and national as well as supra-national identity.…

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Evo's Bolivia: continuity and change

18:00  — 20:00

When Evo Morales came to power in 2006, expectations were high that Bolivia's first indigenous president would transform the country. Based on a forthcoming book written with Ben Kohl,…

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Fusion

18:00  — 21:00

The return of the unforgettable show – this is your chance to see UCL’s rich diversity all under one roof; UCLU’s clubs and societies on one stage complemented with external acts. …

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History and nationalism. Spain and Catalonia in a comparative context

18:00  — 19:30

History may be about the past, but it is always also the product of the socio-political and intellectual context in which it is written. At a time when the question of national distinctiveness…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: How to read paintings

13:15  — 13:55

Liz Rideal discusses the language of painting and how to read artworks, with particular reference to artists such as Van Dyck, Daumier, Morandi and Frankenthaler.

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Translating the poem: Henri Meschonnic’s poetics of translating

18:00  — 19:30

Translating poetry is a notoriously difficult task, to the point that it is often considered impossible. But what exactly does that mean? Which role does this give to translation? What…

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Friday 24 October 2014

Mindful Buildings

13:00  — 14:00

This talk will focus on the conceptual approach to the structural design of sustainable buildings in terms of simplicity, frugality and multiplicity. Professor Parikh will look at…

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Sunday 26 October 2014

LOL Comedy Show

19:00  — 21:30

This show has a cultural spin, turning out some of the most hilarious urban comics. It promises to be a laugh till you cry night. Stay tuned for a full line up of acts.

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Monday 27 October 2014

China and Latin America: from Cyberspace to the Farm Gate

17:30  — 19:30

Adrian H. Hearn (University of Melbourne) and Ariel C. Armony (University of Miami) - China’s growing influence in Latin America is evident in the growth of bilateral trade to $240…

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Communicating with light

18:30  — 19:30

Some of the greatest scientific and technological successes of the past 50 years are from communications. Most of the data we generate and receive (whether emails, tweets, videos or…

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Marvellous mammals

13:00  — 16:30

From rhinos to wombats this half term we will be celebrating the beautiful and furry world of mammals. Come face-to-face with our marvellous mammals and have a chance to get your hands…

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National identity and language attitudes amongst migrants in Montreal

18:00  — 19:30

Quebec is Canada’s only province with a francophone majority, and French there thus faces the challenge of English not only as the global lingua franca but also as the language of upward…

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Tuesday 28 October 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: The powers of the EU: myths and realities

13:15  — 13:55

The growing and ever more intrusive powers of the EU are a constant refrain in political discourse. This lecture will examine what is myth and what is reality, and will discuss the…

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