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Thursday 20 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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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’…


Saturday 22 March 2014

Bonn University Particle Physics Show

14:00  — 15:30

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…


Monday 24 March 2014

Annual Canadian Studies Lecture: Hector Mackenzie on: Canada and the (Re)discovery of the Americas

18:00  — 20:00

One of the distinctive emphases of the current Canadian government has been its development of an overall strategy for Canada’s relations with the Americas. This lecture places this…


Festival of Pots – Pottery Making Workshops at THE CRYPT - THIRD AGE PROJECT


Pot making workshops with artists’ group Manifold inspired by pots from the Petrie Collection. Learn about the man behind the Museum and make pots for a forthcoming exhibition in the…

Petrie Museum

HIV/AIDS at Work: I.B. v Greece

13:00  — 14:00

In the first ever case relating to HIV/AIDS discrimination in the workplace, I.B. v. Greece, the European Court of Human Rights held that the dismissal of an HIV-positive worker in…


Portraying Perpetrators Part 2: "The Passenger"

19:00  — 22:00

With this film and discussion series we invite students, academics and all others interested to discuss the representation of perpetrators in documentary and feature films. Part 2 of…


Spaces of humanitarian resistance: Community neutrality in the Colombian conflict

17:30  — 19:00

The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó is a collective of over 500 peasant farmers in the Urabá region of North-West Colombia. The community has faced threats, displacement, and…


Tuesday 25 March 2014

Film screening: Doctors of the Dark Side

17:00  — 18:15

Doctors of the Dark Side exposes the scandal behind the torture scandal — how psychologists and physicians implemented and covered up the torture of detainees in US controlled military…


Lunch Hour Lecture: The end of passwords


Passwords have been used for around 40 years to authenticate people to computer systems, and nowadays on phones and touchscreen devices. This lecture will explain why most people today…

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Pendlebury at Amarna: film screening and discussion

17:00  — 18:00

John Pendlebury was appointed director of the Egypt Exploration Society's excavations at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, for the 1930-31 season. The 'film record' of excavations at Tell el-Amarna…


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