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Thursday 30 October 2014

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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Failure in the Archives: Natalie Zemon Davis Keynote Speech

18:00  — 19:30

Natalie Zemon Davis will give the keynote speech at the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters conference, "Failure in the Archives". In 2010, Davis was awarded the Holberg International…

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Family Film Night: Night at the Museum - Battle of the Smithsonian

18:00  — 20:00

What happens in our museums after the doors close at night? Get an idea with a very special screening of Night at the Museum - Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) in the Petrie Museum…

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From Tomb to life: Family Workshop

15:00  — 17:00

Family workshop to explore our cabinet of curiosities, make your own museum object and bring it from a tomb to life at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology inspired by the new…

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Grounding knowledge: Reflections on community-driven practices in South East Asia

17:00  — 18:00

This event seeks to showcase the long-standing and multi-faceted collaboration around the co-production of informal settlement upgrading in South East Asia between two Development Planning…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Bright Sparks: the history and science of fireworks

13:15  — 13:55

Dr Werrett explores the changing relationship between science and art in the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries by looking at interactions between pyrotechnicians and scientists. Fireworks,…

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Navigating Soho: Introducing a series of interdisciplinary experiments

10:00  — 13:00

Current knowledge of how the human mind and brain function during navigation comes predominately from lab-based studies. To learn about navigation in real-world action, the UCL Spatial…

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Nonviolent movements from Arab Street to Wall Street and further

17:30  — 19:00

Why were Arab Spring revolutionaries as well as Ukrainians able to topple deep-seated autocrats while the American Occupy movement failed to achieve its stated goals? It is commonly…

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Race, religion and culture in Brazilian social thought: some highlights

18:00  — 20:00

Brazilian social thought (Pensamento Social Brasileiro, as the discipline is known in Brazil), has dealt, for the last 14 decades, with the study of Brazil’s historical and cultural…

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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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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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Urban Pamphleteer #3 launch: Design & Trust

18:30  — 21:00

Join UCL Urban Laboratory for the launch of Urban Pamphleteer #3: Design & Trust, as part of the programme for Cities Methodologies 2014. Urban Pamphleteer is a series of publications…

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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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Where do we go from here?

18:00  — 21:00

In conclusion of Black History Month 2014, we close with a panel discussion looking into the future for Black and Minority Ethnic students. Tackling issues such as the BME attainment…

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Friday 31 October 2014

100 days of Leake Street

10:00  — 12:00

Get your hands dirty on UCL Urban Laboratory's tour of Leake Street in Central London, known as the "training ground” for London's graffiti writers. Leake Street's spatial identity…

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Cities Imaginaries lecture: Amit Chaurduri, 'The New Provinces'

18:00  — 20:00

The acclaimed author and academic Amit Chaurduri will host a lecture at UCL, marking the merger of the UCL Department of English Language and Literature's City Centre into the Urban…

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Ethnographic conceptualism in the City

12:00  — 14:00

‘Ethnographic conceptualism’ is an experimental methodological approach, which deploys conceptual art as an anthropological research tool. This discussion event features the researchers…

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Gentlemen of Horror: Mr Cushing and Mr Lee

18:00  — 21:00

When they first worked together in The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy, Peter Cushing was one of the most famous actors in Britain, while Christopher Lee was unknown. For…

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Halloween at the Grant

18:30  — 21:00

Where better to spend Halloween than in a room of scary skeletons and skulls? If it’s “Eye of newt, and toe of frog” or “Wool of bat, and tongue of dog”, we’ve got all you could want…

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The archive in the city: Reading space into written sources

17:00  — 18:00

This session is an attempt to move beyond the study of history through its traditional preoccupation with time, and instead think about ways in which historians can talk about space.…

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UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

13:10  — 13:55

‘Ein Heldenleben’ (A Hero’s Life): a portrait of composer Richard Strauss whose 150th anniversary is celebrated in 2014. The programme will include extracts from his Cello Sonata in…

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Urban Lab Films: Concrete Heart Land

15:00  — 16:30

Join UCL Urban Laboratory for a screening of the film Concrete Heart Land followed by a Q&A session with the directors, Steven Ball and Rastko Novakovic. Concrete Heart Land exposes…

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Saturday 1 November 2014

Festival of Geology

10:00  — 16:30

Take part in brilliant activities allowing you to handle fantastic fossils, marvellous minerals and remarkable rocks. Try your hand at gem panning, identifying minerals and casting…

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Monday 3 November 2014

Launch of UCL's Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation

17:45  — 21:00

We would like to invite you to ‘Can innovation ever be responsible? Is it ever irresponsible not to innovate?’, a lecture by Professor Richard Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research…

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Tuesday 4 November 2014

Co-Evolution of Life and the Planet Ice-breaker - with Professor Lee Kump

17:30  — 20:30

The transformation of Earth’s biosphere from an oxygen-free to an oxygen-replete surface environment is perhaps the best example of co-evolution of life and planet. Molecular oxygen…

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