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Sunday 1 February 2015

Eights in the Octagon: Medieval and Renaissance perspectives

(until 30 Jun 15)

Inspired by the Octagon’s shape and location, historians of science and culture will investigate the number eight as a significant principle in Medieval and Renaissance systems of measurement,…


Voices of War: UCL in WW1

(until 5 Apr 15)

What was the involvement of UCL students and alumni in the First World War? This exhibition, highlighted by personal stories and artefacts, tells of not only of UCL boys fighting…


Monday 2 February 2015

Computational modelling and the brain

18:00  — 19:00

Computational modelling can be used to study and engineer new biomedical imaging techniques. In many brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s or multiple sclerosis, the microstructure of…

Active brain

Queen of the Sciences: a celebration of numbers and the London Mathematical Society

(until 18 Dec 15)

In 2015, the London Mathematical Society – closely associated with UCL since its foundation – is 150 years old. We celebrate its anniversary with an exhibition of documents and correspondence…


Tuesday 3 February 2015

In Nisaba’s House of Wisdom and Nabu’s True House: Social geographies of cuneiform scholarship in ancient Iraq

18:30  — 19:30

Writing is not only the stuff of which history is made. It is also a valuable subject of historical enquiry in its own right. By considering the uses, values and meanings of writing…


Lunch Hour Lecture: The Impact of Impacts: how the media play in the Death of the Dinosaur debates 

13:15  — 13:55

Many people now believe that the dinosaurs were wiped out by the impact of a large asteroid about 66 million years ago. Professor Steve Miller will talk about the threat to Earth from…


UCL Art Museum new acquisitions – Carl Randall in conversation

18:30  — 20:30

Join Carl Randall, artist and Slade alumnus, to discuss one of UCL Art Museum’s latest acquisitions: his series of drawings of survivors of the Hiroshima bombing.


Wednesday 4 February 2015

Radioactive sheep, GM chocolate and Drax the Destroyer: rhetorical sociology and green issues

12:30  — 13:30

Dr Locke discusses recent public debates about the environment as a way of revealing what these tell us about the public's understanding of science. He argues that science poses a…


Thursday 5 February 2015

Being an Ambassador: 4 years in South Africa

17:30  — 19:00

Nicola Brewer will give a view from personal experience of what Ambassadors do all day (and most evenings). She will also talk about diplomatic practice and ‘tradecraft’, and being…


How does stuff get into museums?

18:00  — 20:00

An introduction to a new AHRC-funded research project that links field archaeology in Egypt to museum collections across the world. Emma Libonati & Alice Stevenson will explore the…


LGBT+ Women's History Quiz

19:00  — 21:00

A quiz on LGBT+ women’s history, including a pictures round and exciting prizes for the winners and runners-up. Form a team in advance or on the night! Part of the UCLU LGBT+ History Month series.


Life and death drawing: war, art and surgery at the Hunterian Museum

14:00  — 17:00

Join UCL Art Museum, Dr Chiara Ambrosio and Dr Carole Reeves to explore the War, Art and Surgery exhibition at the Hunterian Museum and develop your life drawing practice. The workshop…


Lunch Hour Lecture: Global Citizenship and the Problem of Global Fellow Feeling from the Polis to the World-Wide Web

13:15  — 13:55

When Diogenes of Sinope, the Greek philosopher, claimed to be a “citizen of the whole world”, his listeners knew then that he was mad for certain. This lecture will examine the difficulties…


Translating culture thickly - Mashiho Chiri and translation of Ainu oral tradition

18:00  — 19:30

The Ainu, a people of Japan, are since 2009 finally recognized as a ‘first nation’. Because Japan enforced a strict colonization policy at the beginning of the Meiji period, the Ainu…


UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

‘Figure 8’: a concert inspired by the number eight, to compliment the exhibition in the Octagon. The programme will include Fauré’s 8th Nocturne, Op.84 No.8 from his Huit pièces brèves.

Sheet music

Friday 6 February 2015

Show’n’Tell: Reptiles of the Seychelles

13:00  — 14:00

We have invited PhD students who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Simon Maddock…


Saturday 7 February 2015

Explore Zoology

13:00  — 16:30

We have rifled through our drawers and searched through our cabinets to bring out some of our most amazing animals for our family hands-on specimen based activities. Ever wondered what…


Monday 9 February 2015

En route to Flanders Fields: The Canadian troops at Shorncliffe, 1915-1918

18:00  — 19:30

This paper marks the centenary of the establishment of Shorncliffe barracks as the training ground for Canadian soldiers in the First World War. When Britain declared war on Germany…


Tuesday 10 February 2015

Drawing Life

18:30  — 21:00

Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature. We will immerse ourselves in ecology while exploring the…


Lunch Hour Lecture: Social Harmony and Religious Diversity: is conciliation possible?

13:15  — 13:55

The tensions between social harmony and religious diversity are no longer exclusively a matter of scholarly interest. This lecture will examine when social harmony can legitimately…


Plucked hens and principals: tackling Dutch politics in seventeenth century England

18:30  — 19:30

Despite growing awareness about the cultural, economic and social interactions between different parts of Europe in the early modern era, political historians of the period generally…


The UCL Classical Play: Euripides' Bacchae

19:30  — 22:00

The UCL Classical Drama Society and the Department of Greek & Latin are proud to present an amateur production Euripides' Bacchae in association with the Bloomsbury Theatre. Directed…


Transnational neopluralism and the limits of global governance: Theoretical and empirical Issues

18:00  — 19:00

Professor Phil Cerny will discuss how globalisation is entangling the nation-state in cross-cutting webs of power and influence, but global governance has not replaced the states system.…


Wednesday 11 February 2015

Contested multilateralism

11:30  — 13:00

“Contested multilateralism” describes the situation that results from the pursuit of strategies by states, multilateral organizations, and non-state actors to use multilateral institutions,…


UCL Art Museum on Tour - drawing at the Hunterian

Join UCL Art Museum and Dr Lucy Lyons to explore the Hunterian Museum and develop your drawing practice. The workshop consists in a unique combination of observation, drawing and discussion…


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