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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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


Housman Lecture 2014: Ovid as a literary historian

18:00  — 20:00

The UCL Department of Greek and Latin regularly hosts a public lecture named in honour of its most celebrated professor (and poet) A. E. Housman and delivered by a scholar of international…


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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Petrie Film Club: The Collector

18:00  — 20:30

How do you go to make a collection? When does the search for beauty become sinister? John J. Johnston introduces this classic psychological thriller starring Terrance Stamp and based…


Urban Lab Films: DEMOLITION - Dream and Destruction

18:30  — 21:00

UCL Urban Laboratory will explore both the ongoing human fascination with the spectacle and utopian impulses, failures and dreams that are part of every story of demolition and creativity…


What's Jewish About Jewish Folklore?

18:45  — 20:00

Jewish folklore is intimately bound up with the countries in which Jews lived and Eastern European folk tales and legends. This lecture attempts to extricate what is inherently Jewish…


Friday 21 March 2014

Bonn University Particle Physics Show

18:30  — 20:00

The award-winning Bonn University Particle Physics Show comes to UCL! Under the direction of Professor Herbi Dreiner, Bonn University has been putting on a successful physics show…


Public space and sacrifice in Midnight Terror Cave

18:00  — 19:30

Midnight Terror Cave in Belize was named by Mennonites who were called in the middle of the night to rescue a badly injured looter who had fallen from a slippery ledge and plunged into…


Seeing in 4D: Visualising and making shapes in 4 dimension

18:00  — 20:00

How can we see in 4 dimensions? What does the 4th dimension even mean? There will be an interactive exploration of geometry in the 4th dimension through drawing, folding and making…


The Tragedy of Thomas Merry

19:00  — 20:30

UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges presents a performance of ‘The Tragedy of Thomas Merry’ from Robert Yarrington’s Two Lamentable Tragedies (1601). ‘The Tragedy of Thomas Merry’…


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