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Tuesday 3 May 2016

Akhenaten: heretic, visionary and icon

(until 27 Aug 16)

A display highlighting the magnificent objects of the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology's collection from Amarna. The exhibition also explores the ambiguous and contentious…


Cabinets of consequence

(until 31 Mar 17)

We often miss connections between technology and the natural world, yet the natural world inspires technology and is materially involved in the production of digital culture. This…


Dead, Life Drawing

18:30  — 21:00

With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner…


Editing early modern women: 'specimens of British poetesses' (1825)

17:00  — 19:00

In 1825 Alexander Dyce published a remarkable anthology of poetry by women writers from Juliana Berners to L. E. Landon. The 40 or so writers in the collection who wrote prior to the…


Fair play and foul: connecting with Shakespeare at UCL

(until 15 Dec 16)

This exhibition considers Shakespeare’s influence and our perennial fascination with the Bard. From the cause célèbre of William Ireland’s forgeries in the 1790s to the continuing…


Revolution under a King: French prints 1789-92

(until 10 Jun 16)

We are pleased to announce we'll be opening the Revolution under a King: French prints 1789-92 exhibition in January. Showing a unique collection of prints from the first three years…


The United Nations - has our global experiment worked?

18:15  — 20:00

In 1945, the UN raised hopes for a new era of peace and prosperity. In this talk, Natalie Saramasinghe will explore whether the UN’s efforts over the past seven decades have amounted…


Women at UCL: Presence and absence

(until 9 May 16)

The Institute for Women’s Health is collaborating with The Girl at The Door and the UCL Equalities and Diversity team on an exhibition exploring the presence and absence of women at…


Wednesday 4 May 2016

Eliminating human trafficking through public education: Policy and the normative politics of one USA

12:30  — 13:30

Human trafficking is a well-recognized international and USA policy issue. Despite being a serious human rights issue with important implications for public education, there is a dearth…


Principled agents: human rights and regulatory politics in Latin America

17:30  — 19:00

Formal human rights institutions can provide powerful venues for affecting the outcome of political processes. National human rights institutions (NHRIs) have emerged across countries…


Religion & diversity in education in times of crisis

17:30  — 19:00

In this seminar Dr Koukounaras-Liagkis will argue the teaching of religion(s) in education can encourage community cohesion especially when, during the current harsh crisis (financial…


Think Space - Mazes and the labyrinths: navigating complex space

18:30  — 20:00

Ever since Daedalos – sometimes credited as the 'first architect' – built the legendary labyrinth to contain the mythical minotaur, complex spaces have played an important part in culture.…


Urban computing: From smart cities to engaged citizens

17:30  — 19:00

Urbanization is progressing fast, and it is estimated that by 2050 almost 70% of the total global population will live in cities. This process is expected to bring important advantages,…


“Am I being rude?"

12:00  — 14:00

One in six people in the UK has a hearing loss, thus deafness is far from being rare. With an ageing population, deafness will become more common, both in the workplace and society…


Thursday 5 May 2016

Brexit: Its consequences for the EU’s political system

18:00  — 19:30

How would Brussels manage the negotiation process, constitutionally and politically? What would be the short-term institutional consequences of Brexit for the UK’s MEPs, the 2017 UK…


Health Survey for England (HSE): findings from the latest report

14:00  — 17:00

You are invited to attend a seminar on the findings of the latest Health Survey for England (HSE) report. The HSE is an annual survey of a nationally-representative sample of the general…


The Civil Society Project: What went wrong?

18:15  — 19:30

NGOs/nonprofits are supposed to be a crucial pillar of democracy. Scholars view NGOs as principled and trustworthy actors, representing the grassroots, and articulating the voices of…


Friday 6 May 2016

Enlightenment views of near eastern civilisations

10:30  — 13:00

Could the acknowledged beauty of Koranic poetry serve as evidence of its divine origin? What is the relationship between ancient sources on near eastern civilisations and contemporary…


Saturday 7 May 2016

Explore zoology

13:00  — 16:00

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on specimen…


Tuesday 10 May 2016

Conversations with Iphigenia

17:00  — 20:00

In May 2016 award-winning playwrights Caroline Bird, Suhayla El-Bushra, Lulu Raczka and Chris Thorpe will present four different versions of Euripides’ c. 405 BC tragedy Iphigenia at…


Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

09:00  — 17:00

Adolescents have moved to the centre stage of global health and development following the recent announcement of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.…


Professor Joe Cain’s Film Night: The Lost World (1925)

18:30  — 21:00

Historian of biology and film-buff Professor Joe Cain presents the original film adaptation of ArthurConan Doyle’s The Lost World. Roguish Professor Challenger sets out to prove that…


Repetition and difference

(until 4 Jun 16)

Students from Central St Martins investigate the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s seminal work Difference and Repetition, written in 1968, using UCL Petrie Museum of Archaeology…

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The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy? - Lord Mervyn King

12:30  — 14:30

The Global Governance Institute will host Lord Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England from 2003-2013. Lord Mervyn will talk about his book in conversation with Professor David…


The Gordon Childe Lecture: A brief history of flight from the state

18:30  — 20:00

Mountains, wetlands, swamps and even slums have served historically as refuge zones for populations fleeing the state. Drawing on his book, The Art of Not Being Governed, Professor…


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