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Saturday 7 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,…



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…


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…


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,…


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 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

Art and the salt marsh

18:00  — 19:30

The contribution of art to partnership working and habitat management. Simon Read is an artist who for a great many years he enjoyed considerable success working through a museum…


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…


Thursday 12 March 2015

Forecasting the 2015 election result - Preparing for another hung Parliament

17:30  — 19:00

Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service (and Visiting Professor at SPP) is teaming up with David Cowling, BBC’s Editor of Political Research, to…


Learning to live together: struggles for citizenship and human rights education

18:00  — 19:15

Hugh Starkey presents the second of this year's UCL Institute of Education inaugural professorial lecture series. Citizenship education engages with living together in diverse societies.…


Lunch Hour Lecture:Nature as an economic asset: a new era for environmental law and policy?

13:15  — 13:55

The term ‘natural capital’ is now widely used to describe parts of the natural environment that provide valuable goods or services. Dr Milligan will highlight the potentially transformative…


Science for policy: addressing the scientific challenges of resource efficiency and sustainable development

17:30  — 19:30

President Juncker, at his statement ahead of the vote of the European Parliament on the College, underlined that sustainability and environmental concerns are important to the EU citizens…


Teaching everyone how to save a life

16:00  — 17:00

Exploring how science can inform public policy - a description of the campaign to ensure every child learns how to save a life.

UCL statue

The 2015 Richard E Neustadt Lecture on the American Presidency: Jimmy Carter and the USSR

18:00  — 20:00

The détente of the 1970s came to an end during Jimmy Carter's presidency (1977-81) to be followed by a renewal of Cold War confrontation between the US and the Soviet Union. Drawing…


The constitutional place of science - The 2015 STS Haldane Lecture

18:00  — 20:00

The world's written constitutions scarcely mention science in explicit terms, and yet science exercises power on a par with the constitutionally designated institutions of government.…


The politics of rewriting Haitian translation

18:00  — 19:30

The work of André Lefevere has sensitized us to the politics of colonial translation/rewriting, but what of authors from the ‘cultural periphery’ who rewrite their own works for reception…


The Woodland Trust

12:30  — 13:30

Guest speaker John Fleetwood will focus on conservation - creating and valuing our woodland.


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