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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Viva la Vulva

19:00  — 20:30

To mark International Women's Day, UCL medical student group Viva la Vulva and comedian and political activist Kate Smurthwaite will be hosting a special one-off comedy show about everything…

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Friday 6 March 2015

The Girl at the Door: Equality, Gender & Society

13:00  — 20:00

Join UCL Art Museum and artist Kristina Clackson Bonnington on the eve of International Women's Day 2015 to explore the legacy of suffrage and investigate the relationship between art,…

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Trees for Cities

13:00  — 14:00

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Kate Sheldon will tell us about planting trees in our cities and the great benefits of doing so.

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Saturday 7 March 2015

Metal

13:00  — 17:00

The Institute of Making is turning 2, come and celebrate our birthday with us! This March we will be celebrating metal in all its diversity. Come along and explore metals that have…

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The Girl at the Door: Equality, Gender & Society

14:00  — 18:00

Join UCL Art Museum and artist Kristina Clackson Bonnington on the eve of International Women's Day 2015 to explore the legacy of suffrage and investigate the relationship between art,…

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Monday 9 March 2015

A scientific portrait of old age

15:30  — 17:00

Join us for an afternoon of conversation on what science can tell us about why we age, the factors that influence our lifespan, and how the demographic changes that come with longevity…

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Canadian constitution-making in the British world, 1864

18:00  — 19:30

Professor Phillip Buckner will dicsuss how Canadian historians have tended to view the Quebec Conference of 1864 from a nationalist perspective, focusing on how the various provincial…

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Tuesday 10 March 2015

Lunch Hour Lecture: How can we improve growth of small babies before birth?

13:15  — 13:55

The failure of a baby to grow normally in the womb is a common pregnancy complication. Every year, it affects up to 70,000 UK pregnancies. Yet there is no treatment. Marking International…

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