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Sunday 25 January 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,…


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…


Monday 26 January 2015

Contrasting liberal nationalisms in Scotland and Quebec

18:00  — 19:30

What explains the differing characters of nationalisms? Drawing on research undertaken for his recent book Liberal Nationalisms, the substantive focus of James Kennedy’s presentation…


Tuesday 27 January 2015

Love, lust and longing in Greek poetry and image

18:00  — 20:30

The Petrie Museum ventures north from Bloomsbury to the Freud Museum for a view of its current temporary exhibition, ‘Freud & Eros’ and a discussion of Freud’s substantial private antiquity…


Lunch Hour Lecture: Places=Spaces+People

13:15  — 13:55

As Professor of Places, Peter Rees draws on four decades of experience as an architect-planner. Although buildings and spaces are designed by professionals, it is people who turn them…


MHealth Conference: How can mobile technology improve health in low and middle income countries

(until 28 Jan 15)

The UCL Institute for Global Health and Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Sweden invite you to attend our conference on mHealth: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries.…


Wednesday 28 January 2015

Book Launch: The Great Depression in Latin America

17:30  — 19:30

Although Latin America weathered the Great Depression better than the United States and Europe, the global economic collapse of the 1930s had a deep and lasting impact on the region.…


Reforming Electoral Law

13:00  — 14:00

Electoral law in the UK has grown complex, voluminous, and fragmented, with many statutes and secondary legislation governing a long list of elections and referendums. The twin aims…


The Grant Museum’s Living Library

18:30  — 21:00

Hidden within our specimens are stories that are just waiting to be told. Join us for an evening of conversations as UCL researchers bring to life the collection and share some of their…


Thursday 29 January 2015

Book launch: The Fabric of Space

19:00  — 21:00

Join UCL Urban Laboratory in celebrating the launch of Matthew Gandy’s new book through MIT Press. The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination (MIT Press, 2014)…


Housing inequalities and the 1%

18:00  — 20:00

Within the last year housing prices have risen in London by roughly 20%. Rents have also risen to new highs of £770 a month on average, £1162 in London, increasing at one point at an…


How should we respond to rising inequality?

18:00  — 19:30

There is widespread concern in the UK and elsewhere about growing inequality both at the top end - CEOs and bankers with their equity linked incentives – and at the bottom – zero hours…


Lunch Hour Lecture: How can we deal with prejudice and gender bias in the collaborative and competitive world of science?

13:15  — 13:55

Drawing from various sources including personal experiences, the Athena SWAN Charter, and published studies, Prof Djordjevic will address prejudice and gender bias in scientific environment…


The Eleanor Roosevelt Annual Lecture: The rebellious life of Rosa Parks

18:00  — 20:00

Rosa Parks is best known as the woman whose refusal to get off a segregated bus sparked the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-56, a key event in the development of the Civil…


UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

VENUE CHANGE A mixed programme,to include piano music by Chopin and Brahms, a flute sonata by J.S. Bach, and the Suite hébraïque for viola and piano by Ernest Bloch.

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Saturday 31 January 2015

The Imaginary Menagerie

13:00  — 16:00

In the Museum we have amazing and beautiful animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed like the quagga, a not very stripy zebra, or the duck billed platypus. Come along…


Monday 2 February 2015

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…


Tuesday 3 February 2015

In Nisaba’s House of Wisdom and Nabu’s True House: Social geographies of cuneiform scholarship in ancient Iraq

18:30  — 19:30

Writing is not only the stuff of which history is made. It is also a valuable subject of historical enquiry in its own right. By considering the uses, values and meanings of writing…


Lunch Hour Lecture: The Impact of Impacts: how the media play in the Death of the Dinosaur debates 

13:15  — 13:55

Many people now believe that the dinosaurs were wiped out by the impact of a large asteroid about 66 million years ago. Professor Steve Miller will talk about the threat to Earth from…


UCL Art Museum new acquisitions – Carl Randall in conversation

18:30  — 20:30

Join Carl Randall, artist and Slade alumnus, to discuss one of UCL Art Museum’s latest acquisitions: his series of drawings of survivors of the Hiroshima bombing.


Wednesday 4 February 2015

Radioactive sheep, GM chocolate and Drax the Destroyer: rhetorical sociology and green issues

12:30  — 13:30

Dr Locke discusses recent public debates about the environment as a way of revealing what these tell us about the public's understanding of science. He argues that science poses a…


Thursday 5 February 2015

Being an Ambassador: 4 years in South Africa

17:30  — 19:00

Nicola Brewer will give a view from personal experience of what Ambassadors do all day (and most evenings). She will also talk about diplomatic practice and ‘tradecraft’, and being…


Life and death drawing: war, art and surgery at the Hunterian Museum

14:00  — 17:00

Join UCL Art Museum, Dr Chiara Ambrosio and Dr Carole Reeves to explore the War, Art and Surgery exhibition at the Hunterian Museum and develop your life drawing practice. The workshop…


Lunch Hour Lecture: Global Citizenship and the Problem of Global Fellow Feeling from the Polis to the World-Wide Web

13:15  — 13:55

When Diogenes of Sinope, the Greek philosopher, claimed to be a “citizen of the whole world”, his listeners knew then that he was mad for certain. This lecture will examine the difficulties…


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