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Sunday 1 March 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,…

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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…

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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…

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Monday 2 March 2015

Humphry Davy at work - or why do STS

18:00  — 20:00

Inaugural lecture for Professor Frank AJL James. Science is widely acknowledged to play a vital role in culture and society. However, there are many myths about the nature of this…

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SEVEN the play

18:00  — 20:00

As part of International Women's Day events at UCL, the Institute for Women's Health presents the UCL debut of SEVEN, a documentary play based on the real life stories of seven women's…

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The Anglo-American ‘Special Relationship’ in Jeopardy: US-UK relations since 1945

18:00  — 19:30

The Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ continues to generate discussion and controversy almost seventy years after the phrase was first made famous by Winston Churchill in his ‘Iron…

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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Challenges of Transnational Private Regulation in Global Governance

18:00  — 19:00

Colin Scott will discuss how global governance is an important and emergent interdisciplinary field, linking scholarship in political science and international relations, law, sociology…

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Film Screening: X+Y

18:00  — 20:30

Following the success of our previous film screenings, we are delighted to host, together with Ambitious about Autism, a preview screening of X+Y - a heartwarming and uplifting film…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: The grand challenge of education - the IOE, UCL and the world of education

13:15  — 13:55

Education has never been more important to more people than it is today. But it is contradictory: global, yet driven by local relationships between teachers and learners; emancipatory,…

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Politics, Academia and the Real World

18:30  — 19:30

This lecture will reflect on politics from the 'inside' and from the 'outside', and the relationships between the two. In contemporary academia 'impact' has become a buzzword, with…

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Screening and panel debate: Honor Diaries

18:30  — 20:30

In celebration of International Women's Day, the UCL Institute for Women’s Health is presenting a week of events to spark debate, conversation and awareness of the issues women face…

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

3rd Grant Museum (not in a) Pub Quiz

18:30  — 21:00

Back for another year is The Grant Museum (not in a) Pub Quiz. Bring along your brainiest friends to form the ultimate team and compete at the chance of winning the much coveted Golden…

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Film screening: ‘I’m not leaving!’ - A story of rescue from the Rwandan genocide

17:30  — 19:30

Dr Carl Wilkens is the former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda. In 1994, he was the only American who chose to remain in the country after…

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Let's talk about sex ed

19:00  — 21:00

What’s the state of sex education in this country? Why does it need to be improved? How can we make it LGBT-inclusive? Does sex ed have a place in universities? What are consent workshops…

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Number skills in primary school: individual differences and development

18:00  — 19:15

Both dissatisfaction with primary school children's mathematical achievement and disagreement about the causes of individual differences are perennial concerns. This lecture considers…

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Spatial politics of prostitution in London, Delhi and Lima

17:30  — 19:30

This panel brings together scholars working on the history of prostitution in three different cities in order to explore the convergent and divergent experiences produced by the regulation…

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Sustainability in engineering forum

18:00  — 20:00

Engineers Without Borders-UCL (EWB-UCL) and Engineers Without Borders-UK (EWB-UK) London Professional Network present the 2015 EWB Sustainability Forum. This event is an opportunity…

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What is evidence-based management and why isn't it happening much?

12:30  — 13:30

Given that evidence-based practice is very likely to improve the quality and outcomes of decision-making in any field why has this approach not been adopted in management? This presentation…

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Thursday 5 March 2015

Aspirations for cities of the future: visions from London and Birmingham

16:00  — 18:00

In this seminar for the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, Professor Helene Joffe presents a study that examined aspirations for cities of the future among those living in London…

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Does egg-freezing enable women 'to have it all'?

13:00  — 14:00

UCL Institute for Women’s Health invites you to a public debate on the science and social effects of egg-freezing, including the role of employers in sponsoring women to freeze their…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Vermeer’s Camera and Tim’s Vermeer

13:15  — 13:55

In 2001, Philip Steadman published a book, Vermeer’s Camera, about the Dutch painter’s use of the camera obscura – the predecessor of the photographic camera. The book inspired engineer…

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Petrie Film Club presents Justine (1969)

18:00  — 20:30

Based on the Lawrence Durrell novel set in 1930s Alexandria. Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, is introduced by a British official Pursewarden to Justine, the mysterious…

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Security, terrorism and human rights – making London resilient

18:00  — 19:30

Fresh from the terrorist outrage in Paris there are proposals by the British government to oblige universities to monitor subversives on campus along with a raft of other measures.…

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The Homoerotics of Orientalism: A conversation with Joseph Boone

17:00  — 19:00

One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with 'deviant' male homosexuality by scores of Western travellers, historians,…

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The most important 'transferable skill' is mathematics

16:00  — 17:00

Much has been said recently about the problem of irreproducibility. It results in part from misunderstanding of statistics. Professor David Colquhoun will explain why the term statistical…

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