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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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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.…


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,…


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…

UCL statue

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…


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…


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,…


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.


Saturday 7 March 2015


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…


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,…


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…


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…


Tuesday 10 March 2015

Are economic growth and biodiversity conservation compatible?

18:00  — 19:45

Economic growth has undoubtedly improved human livelihoods yet has equally convincingly had negative effects on the environment. Indeed, the environmental effects are so grave that…


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…


Interdisciplinary perspectives on gender

19:00  — 21:00

UCL Human sciences evening symposium on interdisciplinary perspectives on gender. We have 4 prestigious speakers presenting 4 different talks on gender from different disciplines.


London's railway stations - benefits or unintended consequences for commuters?

17:00  — 18:00

The Frank Carter Lecture is an annual lecture in UCL Geography, established in memory of a popular former colleague, Professor Frank Carter. This year’s Lecture will be given by Professor…

London underground train

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…


Representing representation

18:30  — 19:30

Professor Zalabardo will consider some of the difficulties that we encounter when we try to explain the conscious episodes in which we represent things as being a certain way. He will…


Wednesday 11 March 2015

Globalising Latin American history: transnational approaches to the history of the region

17:30  — 19:30

In the last two decades there has been an influential global turn in historical studies. Departing from nation-centered approaches, historians have begun to devote greater attention…


Un-learning from Lynch: cinema and architecture in the alley behind the marketplace

14:00  — 16:00

How might the work of the American film director David Lynch speak to contemporary urban and architectural concerns? Drawing on his recently published book 'The Architecture of David…


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