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Friday 14 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…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


Wednesday 19 March 2014

Federalism or Break-Up: The UK from Parnell to Salmond

18:00  — 19:00

For the annual UCL Neale Lecture, Professor David Marquand FBA will speak on this highly topical theme. It promises to be an exciting and illuminating talk, especially as the date of…


Housman masterclass

16:00  — 19:00

There has been intense debate over the musical culture of Rome in the Republic, especially in the period before 240 BCE, when translations of Attic drama into Latin appear to have put…


Shakespeare and Venice

14:00  — 16:00

Renaissance England found similar characteristics to Venice with it's cosmopolitan glamour and the image of its own aspirations as a maritime trading nation. Dr Laura Tosi (Università…


Steven Chu: Energy and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities

16:00  — 17:00

Science and technology has profoundly transformed the lives of much of humanity. The industrial and agricultural revolutions are also changing the future destiny of our planet. Professor…


Thursday 20 March 2014

Are e-petitions the junk food of democracy?

17:30  — 19:00

From change.org to the European Citizens Initiative, hundreds of thousands of people are signing e-petitions in support of causes or ideas. How much of a contribution do they make to…


How universities can help create a wiser world

18:00  — 19:30

In order to make progress towards a better world we need to learn how to do it. And for that we need institutions of learning rationally designed and devoted to helping us solve our…


Lunch Hour Lecture: The impact of immigration: fact or fiction?

13:15  — 13:55

New research has shown the beneficial impact that immigration has on the UK economy. However, the beliefs people hold about immigration are not necessarily formed on the basis of economic…

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