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Friday 21 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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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

14:00 

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Is Russia trying to revive the Soviet Union?

17:30  — 19:00

Roderic Lyne will examine the Ukrainian crisis in the wider context of Russian policy and attitudes since the collapse of the Soviet Union. What triggered the Russian threats to Ukraine?…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: The end of passwords

13:15 

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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Transnational Americas: Latin American Perspectives on Recent Trends in Pan-American Migration

18:30  — 19:30

Inaugural lecture by Professor Maxine Molyneux: By 2050 it is estimated that one quarter of the US population or 100 million persons will be of Latin American descent. In recent years…

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Who cares for survivors of torture?

18:30  — 20:30

Even in the best of times public sentiment often fails to extend to individuals and families seeking a homeland free from torture and oppression. In the aftermath of government cutbacks,…

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Wednesday 26 March 2014

'I could a tale unfold...' Adaptations of Shakespeare’s 'Hamlet' for children

14:00  — 16:00

Dr Laura Tosi of Università Ca' Foscari, is coming to UCL as holder of an International Teaching Excellence Bursary. She has published widely on Shakespeare and on British children's…

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Leading India to a better tomorrow

17:30  — 20:30

India has been one of the world's great growth stories over the past two decades. Hundreds of millions have been lifted out of poverty, the entrepreneurial genius of India's business…

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Rethinking Bloomsbury

18:00  — 19:30

The area of Bloomsbury is known for its connection to literature, culture, art and education. However, aspects of its less well-known history have recently been explored by a number…

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Thursday 27 March 2014

Lecture: Cuba in the Americas: New Developments and Possibilities

17:30  — 19:00

This presentation will look at Cuba´s foreign policy in the western hemisphere. It will examine the implications of recent changes in the continent for Cuba’s place in the region, including…

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