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Saturday 1 February 2014

Collecting knowledge in motion

(until 21 Jun 14)

Collections, like Universities, are factories of knowledge. Institutionally, they often appear to be rooted in place, but spatially and intellectually, they exist in constant and dynamic…

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Time Based Media at UCL Art Museum

(until 28 Mar 14)

This exhibition looks at the way video, sound and multimedia are used in a range of ways to create a dialogue between the viewer and object, and the virtual and reality. Opening Hours: 1 - 5pm

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Monday 3 February 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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Tuesday 4 February 2014

Ancient Maya Sacred Geography: the watery underworld of Cara Blanca, Belize

18:00  — 19:00

The ancient Maya landscape was imbued with sacred, animate qualities, which the Maya either left untouched or transformed using prescribed concepts. Of particular significance were…

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Inaugural Lecture: Transporting Skies

18:30  — 19:30

From In Conversation (1997) which provided a live link between the street and the internet and Transporting Skies (2002) which relayed sky live, in real-time, between Penzance and Sheffield,…

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Leverhulme Lecture I - Roberto Gargarella on Contemporary Constitutionalism in the Americas

18:30  — 20:30

Professor Roberto Gargarella is the 2014 Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at UCL Institute of the Americas. This lecture will present a picture of where Latin America stands in…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Should we trust lawyers?

13:15  — 13:55

Public trust in lawyers is on the decline. Some of this is inevitable: Hackgate, the financial scandal and Hillsborough have all involved lawyers at pivotal moments. But are lawyers…

Law - Lady Justice

Pop-up Talk: Ferguson’s Gang

13:00  — 14:00

Join Anna Hutton-North, author of Ferguson’s Gang – The Maidens behind the Masks, for a talk about the women who hit the headlines in the 1930s by anonymously bringing sacks full of…

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Rewired: The Brain, Art and Innovation

18:30  — 20:30

Movement for Hope and UCL Brain Repair and Rehabilitation present a dynamic evening event featuring connections between neuroscience, art and health. The art-science charity event…

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Wednesday 5 February 2014

A one world web? How new technologies are adapting to different cultures

13:00  — 14:00

With the growth of the Internet and the prevalence of mobile devices, we can see changes in the ways that people are learning and interacting with one another. Children are growing…

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Science Showoff

19:30  — 22:00

Science Showoff is the anarchic cabaret night where anyone can communicate any kind of science, in any way. Join 10 of London's brightest illuminators of science, many of them from…

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Translation: Art and Word

19:00  — 21:00

What is the art of translation? This conversation responds in material and practical ways. It explores how translation acts as an agent of creativity. Speakers will discuss how translation…

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Thursday 6 February 2014

Book Launch: Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

17:30  — 19:30

Mark Ledwidge (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Kevern Verney (Edge Hill University) will speak on the book they have co-edited with Inderjeet Parmar (City University), Barack…

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Film Screening 'Barbara' 2012

18:00  — 20:00

Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival 2012, this drama of human and political dilemmas follows Barbara, a doctor working at the prestigious Charité hospital…

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The EU’s role in the world

17:30  — 19:00

Vijay Rangarajan will be visiting UCL to speak about EU’s role in the world. This event will be chaired by Professor Robert Hazell, Director of the Constitution Unit (UCL) Vijay…

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Translation in History: Toledo as a centre of translation in the 12th & 13th Centuries

18:00  — 19:30

Toledo is well known as the principal centre in Europe in which texts were translated from Arabic into Latin in philosophy, medicine, mathematics, alchemy and magic. This lecture…

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UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

13:10  — 13:55

A concert on the theme of Places. The works featured are inspired by, or associated with, particular places, and include Michael Finnissy's arrangement of Gershwin’s A Foggy Day in…

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Monday 10 February 2014

Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Rise of Japan: the British World during the Great War

18:00  — 19:30

The question of Japan was a prominent issue amongst the British Dominions during the First World War following the military rise of Japan, as exemplified by its victory over Russia…

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Constitutional Reform in the Age of Arab Revolutions: Overcoming the Legacy of Totalitarianism

13:00  — 14:00

The dictators who ruled over the Arab region for decades constructed complex systems of repression but also inculcated specific cultural values in the general population. Local populations…

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Tuesday 11 February 2014

Ancient plays for modern minds: lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds

18:00  — 19:00

Dr Rosa Andújar will discuss the comedies of Aristophanes (c. 446–c. 386 BC) in their original ancient Athenian context, with particular attention given to Clouds. This lecture is part…

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Ecuador Today: Challenges, Diversity And Stability

18:30  — 21:00

UCL Institute of the Americas is glad to host this panel, co-organised with the Anglo Ecuadorian Society (AES), Canning House, the Embassy of Ecuador in the United Kingdom and ProEcuador.…

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Historicising slavery and engaging the younger generation

13:00  — 14:00

The ‘ownership’ of enslaved men and women in the Caribbean by people living in Britain is still not widely known. And the extent to which Britain’s wealth derives from slavery is even…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Butcher, baker, candlestick-maker

13:15  — 13:55

Is the death of the high street inevitable? Prof Vaughan will describe her research using historical, geographical and spatial analysis of suburban centres. The results tell us how…

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Prof Tariq Ramadan - The Arab Spring: Egypt and the new Middle East

18:00  — 20:00

Three years have passed since the revolution of the 25th January but there is very little to celebrate in Egypt. Following the 3rd July 2013 when the army deposed Egypt's first democratically…

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The East India Company at Home: Private fortunes & public history

18:30  — 19:30

The first purpose of this lecture is to discuss key findings from a three-year collaborative research project that explores the impact of the East India Company, the state-sanctioned…

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