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Wednesday 5 March 2014

Al Mutanabbi Street starts here: An evening of poetry, drama, film and photography from Iraq

18:30  — 20:30

Taking place on the seventh anniversary of the bombing of the Al Mutanabbi Street book market in Baghdad, this will be one of many events around the world remembering the attack, placing…


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…


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…


Darwin (or) Bust

(until 2 Apr 14)

UCL’s Institute of Making, together with UCL Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment and the Grant Museum had challenged the IoM’s members to recreate…


Inaugural Lecture – Michael Singer: The aesthetics of shape

16:30  — 17:30

There has been a close relation between aesthetics and geometry since the time of the Ancient Greeks. The golden ratio, the platonic solids and the geometry of perspective are classical…


Labour Movements and Democratization in Latin America: Mexico in Comparative Perspective

17:30  — 19:30

Kevin J. Middlebrook analyzes how in contrast to the recent experiences of many Latin American countries the organized labour movement in Mexico has not been a force for democratization.…


Risk and disaster reduction careers and opportunities forum

15:00  — 19:00

Undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone else interested in careers, courses, experiences and volunteering in risk and disaster reduction are welcome to attend this free event. …


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


Tracing Origins: Roots and Rivers

19:00  — 21:00

Where do we come from, where are we going? Origins preoccupy us today. From politics through television period dramas to family histories, we want to know about our collective pasts,…


Urban Lab Films: DEMOLITION - Art and Choreography

18:30  — 21:00

For the second event of Urban Lab Films DEMOLITION season, 'Art and Choreography', we will be exhibiting short films and presentations around the theme of interaction between art, artists…


Thursday 6 March 2014

A Typical Latin American Country: the United States

18:00  — 20:00

UCL-Institute of the Americas is honored to host Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto to deliver this lecture on the occasion of the launch of his latest book Our America: A Hispanic…


China and Freedom of Speech: new systems for accountability of the press

18:30  — 20:30

An evening with John Kampfner UCL’s China Centre for Health and Humanity and Centre for Transnational History invite you to an evening with John Kampfner, ex editor of the New Statesman…


Inaugural Lecture: Curious Observations, Relentless Persistence - the Magical Path of Clinical Research

17:00  — 18:00

I have a long-standing fascination with trying to understand the human body, particularly when it begins to malfunction, and have been fortunate to have family, friends and mentors…


Leroy Hood: Transforming healthcare through personalised medicine

16:00  — 18:00

Systems medicine is the application of systems-biology approaches to disease. These systems approaches both in animal models systems for neurodegeneration and cancer and in looking…


Lunch Hour Lecture: Gender equality and women’s rights in Latin America

13:15  — 13:55

Among the eight Millennium Development Goals were women’s empowerment and gender equity. This lecture, marking International Women's Day, will focus on the Latin American region, assessing…

womens rights

Plus Ca Change: The Evolution of Public Support for European Integration Since 1952

17:30  — 19:00

Despite a proliferation of analyses of public support for European integration, fundamental questions remain about what Europeans think about the integration project and process. This…



13:00  — 14:00

We have invited PhD students who research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Alison Fairbrass will…


Your Universe, Ninth UCL Festival of Astronomy: exhibits and lectures for schools, families and the general public

(until 8 Mar 14)

Learn about how stars are born, live and die. Trace their lives in the interactive HR diagram. Play God by building the Universe from the big bang to our days, along our 14 metre long…


Friday 7 March 2014

Human evolution – the story of us

12:00  — 16:00

Humans and chimpanzees last shared a common ancestor approximately 6.5 million years ago. Numerous species of hominins (human ancestors) have existed since then, but Homo sapiens (us)…


Saturday 8 March 2014

The Women behind Petrie: International Women's Day Event

14:00  — 18:00

How were Hilda Urlin, Margaret Murray, Winifred Brunton, Gertrude Caton-Thompson, Olga Tufnell, Kate Bradbury, and Beatrice Orme (among other women) involved with Petrie, his excavations…


Monday 10 March 2014

Construction 2025: Transforming Construction in the UK

18:15  — 21:00

In July 2013 the government and construction industry launched a new strategy setting out a series of plans to radically transform the industry and creating a clear vision of where…


Is Prolonged Solitary Confinement Cruel and Inhumane? The Experience of California Prisoners

18:00  — 19:00

California holds several thousand prisoners in solitary confinement throughout the state. Over 1000 of these prisoners confined in isolation are at Pelican Bay State Penitentiary. They…


Parliament's role in the use of military action after the Syria vote

18:00  — 19:30

Parliament's role in the use of military action After the Syria vote: the new constitutional convention & the next steps This seminar addresses two linked questions: first, what is…


Seminar: Atlantic Divided: The North Atlantic Triangle and Arctic Security in 1940

18:00  — 19:30

This paper examines the ways in which British failures in the early stages of the Second World War raised doubts about the ability of the Royal Navy to protect the North Atlantic. It…


Why isn't my professor black?

18:00  — 19:30

There are just 85 black professors out of 18,510 in the UK and the number has barely changed in eight years. The percent of black professors (0.4%) shows a striking disparity with the…


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