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Sunday 19 April 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,…


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…


Strange Creatures: The art of unknown animals

(until 27 Jun 15)

When new regions are explored and the species in them discovered, how does the wider world get to experience them? From the earliest days of exploration, art has been essential in representing…


Monday 20 April 2015

Responsible Research and Innovation: New opportunities for business and industry

17:45  — 20:00

This is a panel discussion featuring Nicola Herbertson (CEO of social firm HAO2) and Alejandra Palermo (Open Innovation manager at the Royal Society of Chemistry). In the chair is Melanie…

UCL Front Quad

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Draw it like Stubbs

18:30  — 21:00

What animal could you draw from just written descriptions made by sailors who compared something to a greyhound, wild dog, hare, deer, goat, mouse, jerboa and sheep? A kangaroo? Well…


Freedom of expression, power and the media in Mexico: the case of Carmen Aristegui

18:30  — 20:30

One of the most influential journalists of Mexico, Carmen Aristegui, was sacked last month under allegations of "loss of confidence" from the Media company she worked for (MVS Noticias)…


Wednesday 22 April 2015

Knowing in feeling

17:30  — 19:15

What can be said about the nature of aesthetic judgment? What strategies do we have for avoiding the responsibility of making such judgments for ourselves? In the light of a 1967 essay…


Making the best use of limited resources in development evaluations

16:00  — 17:30

There has been a huge increase in the interest, advice and research on evaluation methods over the last 10 years in the area of international development evaluations, and similarly…


Thursday 23 April 2015

The Light Project - Symbolism

18:00  — 20:00

An evening of light offerings – getting to grips with the ancient symbolism of the hieroglyphs and looking at what was involved in making offerings at the temple and how that involved…


Saturday 25 April 2015

Creating Strange Creatures

13:00  — 16:00

The Museum has many amazing animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork with a Museum…


Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition Conference

08:30  — 15:45

For the third time, leading neuroscientists from Europe and the USA will host this unique forum exploring the latest neuroscience research with reference to treatments of mental disorders…

Active brain

Monday 27 April 2015


(until 12 Jun 15)

UCL Art Museum celebrates its post-renovation reopening with Re-Launch: an exhibition of objects, prints, video and live works on the theme of re-launching by some of the most promising…


Tuesday 28 April 2015

UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

A rare opportunity to hear Franz Schubert's masterpiece of chamber music, the Octet in F major, D.803

Sheet music

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Conceptualizing causes for lack of recognition: capacities, costs and understanding

17:30  — 19:15

In contemporary Hegel-influenced philosophy recognition is mostly thought of as a good thing. Some see it as a pre-condition of positive, individual or collective self-conceptions or…


The science of laughter

18:00  — 19:00

If you ask people what makes them laugh, they will tell you they laugh at jokes: however if you look at when they laugh a very different pattern emerges, in which laughter can be seen…


Thursday 30 April 2015

Mother art and gendered psychoanalysis: Barbara Hepworth and Adrian Stokes

18:00  — 19:30

Ahead of the Barbara Hepworth exhibition opening this June at Tate Britain, Janet Sayers draws attention to the ‘mother art’ and gendered version of psychoanalysis used by Adrian Stokes…


Nights in the electric city

19:00  — 22:00

An evening of screenings and discussion about nightlife in early-twentieth century cities, accompanied by a live pianist and a panel of guests. Films include: - Piccadilly (1929)…


The Light Project - Capturing Light

18:00  — 20:00

A chance to explore the Petrie Archive Collection of photographs and filmed excavations looking at the role of photography and film in early archaeology with historian Amara Thornton…


Why is finishing your plate never enough?

13:00  — 14:00

A third of the world’s food is wasted, but contrary to what the supermarkets would have you believe this is not principally your fault. Most food waste occurs in the industry supply…


Friday 1 May 2015

On Light

(until 4 May 15)

Light is the stuff of magic, but it’s so ubiquitous we can take it for granted. Although the sun is our source of energy, the light that it produces has huge impacts on us far beyond…


The supernatural

(until 2 May 15)

A two-day conference on the cultural, social and political implications of the supernatural from the Renaissance to the present day.


Saturday 2 May 2015


13:00  — 17:00

Join the Institute of Making for an extravaganza of materials and making inspired by the theme of light.


Tuesday 5 May 2015

The porous university: creating partnerships in a global city

18:30  — 19:30

UCL was founded to open the world of learning to the excluded for the betterment of all. Like many institutions, over time and under many pressures, UCL has become encased in a self-protective…


Thursday 7 May 2015

Housing, inheritence, inequality and the UK: prosperity for who in future?

16:00  — 18:00

When Britain is said to be prospering it is often said that the prosperity it increasingly poorly shared out. One direct way of understanding this is to see how we are housed and how…


Friday 8 May 2015

Education, extremism and criticality

09:00  — 17:00

How do we define extremism? What constitutes ‘educational interest’ in extremism? Organised by the Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education in partnership with the British…

Entrepreneurial Guest Lecture Series

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