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Wednesday 12 March 2014

A Fusion of Worlds: Ancient Egypt, African Art and Identity in Modernist Britain

(until 24 May 14)

An exploration of the ways in which modernist artists – Jacob Epstein, Edna Manley and Ronald Moody – have been inspired by Ancient Egypt. The exhibition places these artists’ reworking…

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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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Bentham's 'Revisionist' Positivism

11:00  — 13:00

Professor G.J. Postema will deliver a seminar entitled "Bentham's 'Revisionist' Positivism". Gerald J. Postema is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the…

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Caribbean Tourism: Consumption of places and the growth of the sin industries

17:30  — 18:00

John Urry’s book, The Tourist Gaze (1990) raised awareness about the centrality of places and experiences to the tourist trade. Since then a number of studies have documented how places,…

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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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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…

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Disability and disasters

18:00  — 20:30

In very many cases, the needs of people with disabilities are neglected in arrangements for managing emergencies & reducing the impacts of disaster. People with disabilities constitute…

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Greek Tragedy's Renaissance Inflections

14:00  — 19:00

A consideration of the early reception of Greek Tragedy in early modern Europe, bringing together classicists and early modernists, the event will include performances of short scenes…

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Legacies of European colonial slavery

18:00  — 20:00

Colonial slavery profoundly shaped modern Europe – the continent as well as the British Isles. Yet while its legacies clearly reach into our world today, the extent and limits of slavery’s…

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On Supernovae and Serendipity: The discovery at UCL of a supernova in the Galaxy M82

16:00  — 17:00

The luminous, explosive events which we call Type Ia supernovae arise from the thermonuclear runaway explosion of a white-dwarf star. They are the key to measuring accurate distances…

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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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Thursday 13 March 2014

Beyond Seizures – Launch

18:00  — 19:30

London Brain Project will be kick starting Brain Awareness Week with an exhibition of pieces from a unique collaboration between people with epilepsy, neuroscientists, and artists.…

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From extremism to climate change: Studying political issues in the digital age

17:30  — 19:00

Richard Rogers proposes a methodological outlook that seeks to align political and social research with the digital age. Rogers uses this new methodological outlook to examine anew…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Medieval languages of persuasion

13:15  — 13:55

Divine letters, supernatural visions and apocalyptic curses were often successfully employed by medieval clerics to persuade their counterparts to do what they wanted them to do. This…

Negotiating religion

That Jamaica: Women, Secrets, and Battyman Business

17:30  — 19:30

This talk will consider the possible connections between 'outlawed' ('queer') sexual and romantic desire (including interracial 'queer' sexual intimacy and secrecy), bi-national identities…

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The Postwar quest for justice: Jewish honor courts in Poland and in the displaced persons camps

18:45  — 20:00

Based on previously un-studied documents from the Honor Court of the Central Committee of Polish Jews and the DP Honor Courts in Germany, Austria and Italy, the lecture will discuss…

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Translation in History Lecture Series: Language and Translation in Rabbinic Thought

18:00  — 19:30

This lecture will focus on the rabbinic views of translation against the background of their views on language. More specifically, their views on the use of languages will be related…

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UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

13:10  — 13:55

A concert representing a day in a life in music. Works will include Ian Clarke’s Orange Dawn for flute and piano, and Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro arranged for flute choir.

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Friday 14 March 2014

Centre for Ethics and Law Annual Lecture: The Place of 'Institutions' and the Idea of 'Corruption'

18:00  — 19:30

This year’s Centre for Ethics and Law (CEL) Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Lessig, known for his Non-Corruption Principle and advocacy of reduced legal restrictions on copyright.…

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Counting Sheep: The Science of Sleep

19:00  — 21:00

What is sleep and why do we need it? What happens to our mind and body when we are asleep? UCL's Professor Vince Walsh (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) is joined by Professor…

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Politics in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

10:00  — 18:00

This conference, convened by Dr Peter Clegg (University of the West of England) and David Killingray (Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths) is the second event to be run under the umbrella…

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Saturday 15 March 2014

Edna Manley: Gallery Talk

15:00  — 16:00

Marking International Women’s Day, Dr Gemma Romain talks about Jamaican sculptor Edna Manley, whose work responded to living in colonial Jamaica, witnessing the struggles for nationhood…

Petrie Museum

Fossil Forage

13:00  — 16:30

Get stuck in at this free, hands-on activity by sieving through our sediment that dates from a time over 50 million years ago, a time when London was underwater and patrolled by sharks…

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Global Mental Health Conference

10:30  — 17:00

UCL Medsin society is holding their first conference on global mental health. This is an underfunded but hugely important area of global health; in regions most affected by factors…

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Monday 17 March 2014

Canada, the UK and Global Health – the report of the annual Canada-UK Colloquium, November 2013

18:00  — 19:30

The Canada – UK Joint Declaration of September 2011, renewed and updated in February 2014, is dedicated to establishing 'A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century between Britain…

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