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Sunday 26 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…


LOL Comedy Show

19:00  — 21:30

This show has a cultural spin, turning out some of the most hilarious urban comics. It promises to be a laugh till you cry night. Stay tuned for a full line up of acts.


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…


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…


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…


Monday 27 October 2014

China and Latin America: from Cyberspace to the Farm Gate

17:30  — 19:30

Adrian H. Hearn (University of Melbourne) and Ariel C. Armony (University of Miami) - China’s growing influence in Latin America is evident in the growth of bilateral trade to $240…


Communicating with light

18:30  — 19:30

Some of the greatest scientific and technological successes of the past 50 years are from communications. Most of the data we generate and receive (whether emails, tweets, videos or…


Marvellous mammals

13:00  — 16:30

From rhinos to wombats this half term we will be celebrating the beautiful and furry world of mammals. Come face-to-face with our marvellous mammals and have a chance to get your hands…


National identity and language attitudes amongst migrants in Montreal

18:00  — 19:30

Quebec is Canada’s only province with a francophone majority, and French there thus faces the challenge of English not only as the global lingua franca but also as the language of upward…


Tuesday 28 October 2014

Exhibition launch: Cities Methodologies 2014

18:30  — 22:00

Join UCL Urban Laboratory for the opening night of Cities Methodologies, an annual exhibition exploring urban research. Audiences will encounter an eclectic array of approaches to the…


Family Film Night: Night at the Museum

18:00  — 20:30

What happens to our specimens when we shut the doors at 5pm? Will you find our chimp climbing the balcony or our moles escaping the jar? Choose a spot amongst our skeletons and jars…


Lunch Hour Lecture: The powers of the EU: myths and realities

13:15  — 13:55

The growing and ever more intrusive powers of the EU are a constant refrain in political discourse. This lecture will examine what is myth and what is reality, and will discuss the…

European flag

The dangers of reclaiming land in Colombia: The experiences of Yomaira Mendoza and Enrique Cabezas

18:00  — 19:30

In 2011 the Colombian government passed the Victims and Land Restoration Law in order to grant reparations to the victims of the armed conflict and restore the land that the victims…


Wednesday 29 October 2014

7 Isles Unclaimed

14:00  — 16:00

7 Isles Unclaimed is an image repository of speculative fiction regarding the reclamation (or lack thereof) of land masses for the city of Mumbai (then Bombay). Bombay was composed…


From garden-city to garden left-overs

18:00  — 19:00

This lecture from Deniz Atlay examines the findings of research inquiring the way gardens of apartment blocks are used, appropriated and reclaimed by residents in an early republican…


Gideon Smith and fantasy Egypt in Victorian London

18:00  — 20:00

Join writer David Barnett in conversation on his Gideon Smith alternate history books. His first book in the series "Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl" takes the reader on a journey…


Telling untold stories

14:00  — 15:30

Despite numerous representations of cities from a variety of contributors, some communities and individuals remain marginalised. This means that their stories and experiences of the…


The faith of Abraham and the trials regarding his sons

19:00  — 21:00

In this Raymond Westbrook Memorial lecture, we will be assessing the biblical story in the light of modern day conflict resolution.


The Slam: finals

19:30  — 22:00

In the final rounds of The Slam come and see the finalists who made the cut. Promised to be a showdown you’ve never seen before – where the audience will have the final say!


UCL Art Museum on tour: experiments in form

13:00  — 15:00

Join artist and Slade graduate Nadine Mahoney for this hands-on workshop exploring the influence of formal elements in the creation and the understanding of art. You will explore,…

Art student

UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

19:00  — 21:30

The Chamber Music Club's annual joint concert with the Oxford and Cambridge Musical Club. Our contribution will include the song-cycle Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams.

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Walking Stoke Newington: Controversy, values and daily life

10:00  — 13:00

This workshop attempts to apprehend and comprehend the city through walking and photography. Always, when we create a city definition certain scales are weighted with more importance,…


Thursday 30 October 2014

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…


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,…


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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