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Thursday 13 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…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


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.


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Sir Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens: Anglo-Dutch Science and Politics around 1688

18:30  — 20:00

Professor Lisa Jardine will give a lecture to mark the launch of the UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies. The Centre runs a full programme of research, teaching, publications, and…


Tuesday 18 March 2014

2nd Grant Museum (not in a) Pub Quiz

18:30  — 21:00

The Grant Museum (not in a) Pub Quiz is back by popular demand. Bring along your brainiest friends to form the ultimate team and compete at the chance of winning the much coveted Golden…


GLAD Lecture 2014 - Joan Martinez-Alier on 'Mining Conflicts in Latin America

17:30  — 19:30

The extraction of materials in South America in the last 40 years has increased fourfold, similar to the growth of material exports. The terms of trade continue to be structurally unfavourable…


Lunch Hour Lecture: How did Earth begin?

13:15  — 13:55

To the founders of geology, the question of how the Earth began could not be addressed by science; answers had to await recent advances in radioactive dating, planetary accretion, and…


UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

1914 and beyond. This concert marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1. It features works composed at the same time and which opened up new paths for the advancement of musical…


Wonderments of Cosmos Seminar Series

17:00  — 18:30

An interdisciplinary seminar series taking place every Tuesday for 4 weeks after reading week. Bringing together scholars from across UCL who have an interest in the COSMOS and cosmology…


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