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Wednesday 24 August 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 29 May 17)

We often do not see the connection between technology and the natural world. Yet the Earth’s beauty and resources have not only inspired technological innovation, they are essential…


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…


Manhandling the brain: psychiatric neurosurgery in the mid-20th century

(until 22 Sep 16)

2016 marks 75 years since the first UK pre-frontal leucotomy, a procedure introduced in Portugal in 1935. Over the next 30 years 70,000 people with psychiatric problems were operated…


Material Museum: Cennino Cennini's 'On the Character of Ultramarine blue and how to make it'

(until 20 Sep 16)

The Slade Material Museum presents: Cennino Cennini's famous recipe 'On the Character of Ultramarine blue and how to make it', in the tiny museum, situated in the entrance of the Slade…


Thursday 1 September 2016

Focus on the positive

18:30  — 20:30

UCL needs your help to choose worthwhile research projects to receive funding. Meet some of UCL’s inspiring researchers who will explain their research idea and, with the help of our…


Wednesday 7 September 2016

Cabinets of consequence - salon #1: navigation

18:00  — 20:30

Join Dr Aman Saleem (UCL Ophthalmology), Professor Jane Fenoulhet (UCL Dutch) and Dr Jane Gilbert (UCL French) as they discuss the theme of navigation and use this metaphor to explore…


Thursday 8 September 2016

The American presidential election of 2016 (so far): sore losers and glass ceilings

17:30  — 19:00

Professor Andrew Rudalevige (Bowdoin College) - Eminent US political scientist gives an assessment of the US presidential election to date, explains why Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump…


Monday 12 September 2016

Video games and democracy

18:30  — 20:30

Video games are everywhere. Democracy is changing. How will these trends combine? This event brings together game designers, campaigners, professionals in the video games industry and…


Tuesday 13 September 2016

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…


Doing practical data science for social good and public policy

17:00  — 19:00

Can data science help reduce police violence and misconduct? Can it help prevent children from getting lead poisoning? Can it help cities better target limited resources to improve…


Thursday 15 September 2016

How will society survive to the 22nd century?

18:00  — 19:30

To mark the launch of a major new philanthropic Campaign for UCL, leading academics including Breakthrough Prize-winning neuroscientist John Hardy, human rights expert Philippe Sands,…


Saturday 17 September 2016

Explore zoology

13:00  — 16:00

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is, 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…


Wednesday 21 September 2016

CREDOC: food, drink and civilisation

(until 23 Sep 16)

Eating and drinking are frequently described as 'habits' or forms of etiquette indicating a sense of what it means to be civilised or uncivilised. The preparation and serving of food…


Thursday 22 September 2016

Bright Club

19:30  — 22:00

Researchers become stand-up comedians as Bright Club brings UCL researchers together with the public for a great night of comedy! Organised by the UCL Public Engagement Unit, the…


Saturday 24 September 2016

Creature creations

13:30  — 16:30

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection…


Monday 26 September 2016

Vault: UCL Art Museum/Slade Exhibition

(until 16 Dec 16)

The outcome of a residency at UCL Art Museum for four invited artists, this exhibition highlights work from some of the most promising students at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art.…


Thursday 29 September 2016

Archaeology and espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

13:15  — 13:45

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but…


Petrie’s war: WWI 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…


Saturday 1 October 2016

Slade Interim Show

(until 5 Oct 16)

The Slade MFA/MA Interim Show is a chance to see the work of MFA and MA Fine Art students entering their second year of study at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art. The show includes…


Wednesday 5 October 2016

Capturing vivid 3D models of the world from video

17:30  — 19:00

As humans we take the ability to perceive the dynamic world around us in three dimensions for granted. From an early age we can grasp an object by adapting our fingers to its 3D shape;…


Thursday 6 October 2016

Pscyhology of spying

18:00  — 20:00

How do you go undercover in high-risk situations? What is the psychology behind the ability to be a spy? What did this mean for archaeologists recruited for or involved in espionage…


Saturday 8 October 2016

Creature creations

13:30  — 16:30

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection…


Tuesday 11 October 2016

Live drawing with Lisa Gornick

13:00  — 14:00

In the lead up to her upcoming live drawing performance Regret: an Art Form, based on her exploration of UCL Art Museum's collection, artist Lisa Gornick will lead a session of live drawing inspired by her research.


Lunch Hour Lectures - Performing matter: greatest hits and new findings

13:15  — 13:55

Materials ‘perform’, and ‘stuff’ is constantly getting up to ‘things’ all the time, just to exist and make up the world of objects. Experience some of the most wondrous matter on Earth…


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