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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…


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…


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…


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


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

The Annual Canadian Studies Conference: Canadian Cities: Past into Present

(until 29 Mar 14)

The aims of the conference are: To explore how study of the history and historical geography of Canadian cities informs our understanding of present-day cities How the past is still…


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…


Monday 31 March 2014

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

14:00  — 17:00

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…

Petrie Museum

Tuesday 1 April 2014

UCL ISR / UCL Energy Joint Public Lecture: Dr Christof Ruhl, BP plc

18:00  — 19:30

We are pleased to announce that Dr Christof Ruhl, Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP plc will be speaking at the first joint public lecture with our partner institute UCL-Energy…


Wednesday 2 April 2014

Peak car - the future of travel

17:30  — 19:00

UCL Transport Institute will be launching Professor David Metz’s new book "Peak car – the future of travel". The concept of peak car has arisen in recent years as one explanation for…


Thursday 3 April 2014

Business ethics, supply chains and a living wage

17:30  — 19:00

The IGG will be hosting a roundtable event bringing together leading figures to discuss the question of business ethics, supply chains and a living wage. A relatively new issue-area,…


Friday 4 April 2014

Innovation and risk management in biotechnology: pharmaceuticals, transfats and synthetic biology

12:30  — 13:30

Risks? In some cases, precautionary approaches displace innovation; in other cases, risks are under-addressed until crises emerge and public alarm limits innovation. This presentation…


Saturday 5 April 2014

Book Launch - World Film Locations: Toronto & Vancouver

17:00  — 21:00

Explore and reveal the relationship between the city and cinema using a predominately visual approach. The juxtaposition of the images used in combination with insightful essays helps…


Hat over heels

Milliners Sahar Freemantle (UCL Division of Biosciences) and Katherine Ferdinand are launching a project for women who have undergone hair loss. A free day of fun, creativity and empowerment…


Monday 7 April 2014

UCL Big Data Symposium

10:00  — 18:30

Organised in partnership with the UCL Big Data Institute, the Big Data Symposium is a one-day event showcasing the important role of big data analytics in a broad range of sectors including…


Tuesday 8 April 2014

Easter egg-laying animals

(until 16 Apr 14)

For the Easter holidays, the Grant Museum is exploring the wonderful world of eggy animals. From penguins to platypuses to butterflies, our fantastic specimen-based activities will…


Giving disability rights legal force

17:00  — 20:00

Over 140 countries have now ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but to what extent has this landmark convention had a positive impact on the one billion…


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