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Monday 31 August 2015

Characters and Collections 1915-2015

(until 25 Jan 16)

This exhibition marks the 100 year anniversary of the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology being open to the general public. Drawing on narratives from the museum’s rich history,…


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…


Spark Festival London

(until 31 Aug 15)

Join UCL Public and Cultural Engagement at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for two days of activities all about the future. Help 'knit a community', build a hovercraft or see if you…


Virtual control - Security and the urban imagination

(until 27 Sep 15)

Playfully walking between urban facts and fictions, this exhibition by the UCL Urban Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Max Colson presents a series of investigations on controlled urban…


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…


Thursday 3 September 2015

The search for life in the Universe

18:00  — 19:30

Each recent report of liquid water existing elsewhere in the solar system has reverberated through the international press and excited the imagination of humankind. Why? Because in…


Friday 4 September 2015

Minds of Caste - An Inter-Disciplinary Seminar on How Caste Identities Shape the Mind

17:30  — 20:00

The relationship between caste identity and mental well-being is critical and yet curiously unexplored. Unpacking culturally rooted caste conflict requires addressing the dynamics between…


Old and new populisms in Latin America: lessons for Europe?

17:30  — 19:00

A series of governments arising from the processes of social mobilization against neoliberalism in Latin America usually identified as a new "Pink Tide" have sparkled a renewed interest…


Wednesday 9 September 2015

Tiger mothers and praise junkies: philosophical reflections on contemporary parenting advice

12:30  — 13:30

In this talk, Judith Suissa will share her work on discussions of praising children in contemporary parenting advice and popular literature for parents. In exploring some problematic…


Thursday 10 September 2015

Petrie’s war: World War One at home and in Egypt

18:00  — 20:00

At 61 years old, Flinders Petrie tried to sign up to fight in 1914 but was turned away. This interactive talk explores what this archaeologist did during the war and what was happening…


Friday 11 September 2015


(until 13 Sep 15)

Join us for the Fourth Annual Workshop on Maya Myths and Glyphs, where you can take our beginners’ workshops on how to read ancient Mayan writing and learn more about this Mesoamerican civilisation generally.


Saturday 12 September 2015

Conversations between Bloomsbury & Psychoanalysis: mutual influence or incomprehension?

11:30  — 17:30

In histories of modernist literature and psychoanalysis in Britain, few topics have been as much discussed and mythologised as the relations between Bloomsbury and Psychoanalysis. This…


Tuesday 15 September 2015

Book Launch - Fathers and Sons: Generations, Families and Migration

17:00  — 19:00

A free event open to all, celebrating the launch of Julia Brannen's book. Through the stories of three generations in thirty families and set against the backcloth of history, Fathers…


Wednesday 16 September 2015

Urban Lab+ London Symposium 2015

15:30  — 19:00

UCL Urban Laboratory will host a symposium on global approaches to urban higher education. The symposium is a chance for a wide community of urban educators and practitioners to address…


Thursday 17 September 2015

Urban Pamphleteer #6: Global Education for Urban Futures launch party

19:00  — 22:00

Join UCL Urban Laboratory to celebrate the launch of the sixth Urban Pamphleteer, a series of publications confronting key themes in contemporary urban debate. This issue interrogates…


Monday 21 September 2015

Dangerous diaries: exploring risks and rewards in fabrication

(until 31 Jan 16)

From carving and cooking to printmaking and glassblowing, how do we decipher the joys and perils of production? In conversation with artefacts from UCL Collections, this Octagon Gallery…


Thursday 24 September 2015

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi: poetry book launch

18:00  — 20:00

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new book of poems by Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi that have been inspired by the collection of material from Meroe, Sudan, in the Petrie Museum.…


Making London nature-smart

09:30  — 18:00

This one-day symposium will focus around three key themes which will be integral to gaining a better knowledge about the habitats and species present in London, and how these are important…


Monday 28 September 2015

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

(until 18 Dec 15)

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, is an exhibition featuring the work of Roderick Tye (1959-2009), celebrated sculptor and dedicated fisherman. Curated by former colleagues at the Slade…


Wednesday 30 September 2015

Health Gap: A Conversation

18:00  — 20:00

For the first time Professor Sir Michael Marmot shares personal observations on the mass of evidence around health inequalities, collected over his life’s work and now chronicled in…


Thursday 1 October 2015

Glass Delusions

(until 19 Dec 15)

How do minerals become living things? In this exhibition of prints, drawings, videos and objects, Artist in Residence Eleanor Morgan explores the slippery boundary between living and…


Friday 2 October 2015

Publically curated pop-up display

13:00  — 17:00

Ever dreamed of being a curator with a world-class collection at your fingertips? Wanted to put a Rubens next to a Rembrandt to see what happens? Well this pop-up display could be just…


Staring at the sky - astronomy and solar observations with the University of London Observatory

11:30  — 16:30

UCL's Observatory in Mill Hill has been conducting astronomical research, and teaching students, since 1929. This pop-up event will give visitors the opportunity to find out more about…


Saturday 3 October 2015

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, Saturday opening

13:00  — 17:00

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, is an exhibition featuring the work of Roderick Tye (1959-2009), celebrated sculptor and dedicated fisherman. Curated by former colleagues at the Slade…


Tuesday 6 October 2015

Drawing Tuesdays

13:00  — 17:00

Grab your pencil and sketch book and come and draw inspiration from our collection in our dedicated drop-in drawing sessions on the first Tuesday of the month. We will provide pencils and paper for you to sketch with.


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