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Monday 24 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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


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?…


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…

Computer keyboard

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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


Thursday 27 March 2014

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

18:30  — 21:00

From the sublime, to the weird, to the bizarre, we have some amazing objects here at UCL Museums, we know what they are (mostly) but will our panel of experts, as we ask “what’s that…


Christobal Mendez alias David Mendez: The Puzzling Saga of a 17th Century Converso

18:45  — 20:00

The conversos of the Spanish Inquisition became ostensibly Christian but buried their Jewish roots. Their origins became disguised in a variety of obscure ways and continued to be hidden…


Is China becoming a global hegemon?: Chinese foreign investment and power in a multipolar world

17:30  — 19:00

The format of the evening will be a panel discussion chaired by UCL’s Professor Zheng Xiao Guo, followed by a Q&A session. The panellists will engage in questions such as: - Are Chinese…


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…


Translation in History: The Translation of a Saint: Santa Rosa de Lima

18:00  — 19:30

Santa Rosa de Lima (1586–1617), patron saint of Peru and the Philippines, inaugural saint of the Americas, devoted herself to a life of prayer. She was beatified on 15 April 1667 and…


Friday 28 March 2014

Thinking about the Management of Projects: The contribution of Peter Morris

10:00  — 18:00

Professor Peter Morris was Head of The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management until August 2012 and is well-known as a leading authority on project management. To celebrate…


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