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Thursday 8 December 2016

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…

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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…

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Lunch Hour Lectures - The end of mass incarceration?: The moral purpose of prison

13:15  — 13:55

The United Kingdom has doubled its prison population, twice, in the past 65 years. By outlining a philosophical account of the moral purpose of prisons, Dr. Jeffrey Howard will explain…

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Natural creativity: sex and trickery

(until 23 Dec 16)

Why is the natural world so colourful and varied? This exhibition of drawings by Clara Lacy looks at the myriad of shapes, sizes and behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in…

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Public Appointments: should Ministers have more control?

13:00  — 14:30

Earlier this year the Government published Sir Gerry Grimstone's report on public appointments proposing major changes to the way in which Ministerial appointments to public bodies…

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Technology is not Neutral

(until 8 Jan 17)

This touring exhibition project that highlights and investigates the work of a group of women artists in the field of digital arts. From drone choreography, sequencing of bacteria and…

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Two women on thin ice

(until 15 Dec 16)

Two women on thin ice: climate change science meets contemporary art. The exhibition by UCL Polar scientist Rachel Tilling and award-winning artist Zsuzsanna Ardó creates Arctic sights,…

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Vault: David Blackmore, Kara Chin, Naomi Fitzsimmons

(until 16 Dec 16)

This exhibition and series of public events is the 7th annual invitation to students at the Slade School of Art to delve into UCL’s art collections and to create new works in response.…

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Writing new histories of humanitarianism: Public roundtable discussion

16:00  — 19:00

The history of global humanitarianism is currently a vibrant field of academic research worldwide. There are also moves to promote the use of history in the practice and policy-making…

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“So What?” Debate: Recovery* should never be used as an indicator of outcome in child mental health

17:30  — 19:00

The “So What?” seminar series asks "So what does this mean for policy and practice?" of recent research/evidence in child mental health. We are pleased to announce that the next…

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Friday 9 December 2016

Book launch: Engaged Urbanism

18:30  — 21:00

How can we understand the variety and dynamism of contemporary cities and urban experience across the globe? 'Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies', edited by Dr Ben Campkin…

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Mystery Specimens

13:00  — 17:00

We gave each of our UCL Biology students a mystery specimen to identify and research over the past two months. Join them for these Mystery Specimen Afternoons, when they will each give…

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Monday 12 December 2016

The Canadian Arctic in Print: arm chair travels of a map curator

18:00  — 19:30

Searching for Arctic trade routes, the Northwest Passage and other supposed routes like it, has captured the imagination of Scottish, English and other European sailors since at least…

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Tuesday 13 December 2016

One Pot Per Day live making installation

13:00  — 17:00

Come along to the Petrie Museum to join artist Kate Keara Pelen as she creates a new handmade vessel, live in the museum space, as part of the One Pot Per Day exhibition. Kate will…

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UCL Chamber Music Club: Christmas concert

18:00  — 19:00

Join the Club’s choir and players in the North Cloisters to celebrate Christmas with a performance of Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F, K.192, and a feast of seasonal music, including a new…

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UCLU Winter Arts Festival

17:00  — 21:00

UCLU Culture Club are uniting your arts societies to bring you a festive extravaganza in the Main Quad. So don your winter woolies, grab a mulled wine and enjoy performances that will…

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Wednesday 14 December 2016

Brexit Divisions III: business and trade after Brexit

13:30  — 17:30

The British decision to leave the European Union in the 23 June referendum will have profound consequences for the country’s economic policy and the future of its trade relations. To…

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Is the magic lantern still shining? The rise of illiberal democracy and the contested legacy of 1956

09:00  — 17:00

2016 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Hungarian and Polish revolutions of 1956 that exposed the brutality of communist rule in Central Europe and led to the collapse of state socialism…

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Thursday 15 December 2016

iConserve plus: a brief tour of my phone diary

18:15  — 19:30

Chris Packham is a naturalist, nature photographer and television presenter best known for his work in the BBC nature series Springwatch and Autumnwatch. As a passionate environmental…

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Friday 16 December 2016

Mystery Specimens

13:00  — 17:00

We gave each of our UCL Biology students a mystery specimen to identify and research over the past two months. Join them for these Mystery Specimen Afternoons, when they will each give…

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Saturday 17 December 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…

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Monday 19 December 2016

CREDOC: Could modern civilization collapse?

(until 20 Dec 16)

The dynamic of the collapse of civilizations has been widely treated by historical and social sciences during the XIX and XX century in several fields like Archaeology, History and…

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Monday 16 January 2017

The Mitzvah Project

18:30  — 20:00

The Mitzvah Project is a combination of theater, history lesson and conversation in which actor and child of Holocaust survivor, Roger Grunwald, explores one of the most shocking aspects…

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Tuesday 17 January 2017

Lunch Hour Lectures - The neurobiology of beauty

13:15  — 13:55

The experience of beauty, whether derived from perceptual sources, as in visual or musical beauty, or cognitive ones, as in mathematical beauty, correlates with activity in the same…

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Thursday 19 January 2017

Lunch Hour Lectures - Cosmic archaeology

13:15  — 13:55

Telescopes may be the closest thing we have to time machines: the farther in space we look, the earlier in the history of the Universe we get to see. Dr Amelie Saintonge shows how by…

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