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Thursday 12 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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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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The Woodland Trust

12:30  — 13:30

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

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UCLU Dance Society presents Synergy

(until 14 Mar 15)

UCLU Dance Society’s production of “Synergy” will take you on an exploration into busy city life. Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Latin, Ballet, Jazz and much more…

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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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Friday 13 March 2015

The end of human rights? Citizenship, multiculturalism and the ongoing civilising mission of schools

11:30  — 13:00

As European school systems respond to calls for education for democratic citizenship (EDC) and national values, Professor Audrey Osler poses the question: are efforts to introduce and…

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UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

13:10  — 13:55

The concert will be presented by members of UCLU Music Society.

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Monday 16 March 2015

Centre of Longudinal Studies Cohort Studies Research Conference 2015

(until 17 Mar 15)

We’re pleased to announce for this year's conference the keynote speaker will be Professor James P. Smith, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Labour Markets and Demographic Studies…

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How to become a #FailedIntellectual and why

18:00  — 19:30

Join us for a talk and conversation with Eric Jarosinski, editor of @NeinQuarterly, the internet's leading "Compendium of Utopian Negation", on what's so funny about peace, love, despair,…

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Strange Creatures: The art of unknown animals

(until 27 Jun 15)

When new regions are explored and the species in them discovered, how does the wider world get to experience them? From the earliest days of exploration, art has been essential in representing…

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The 2010 Parliament — and a look forward

18:00  — 19:30

Lord Lisvane, formerly Sir Robert Rogers, Clerk of the House of Commons 2011-14, reflects on the 2010 Parliament. How effective have been changes to procedure and business? What are…

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Tuesday 17 March 2015

Latino communities in Miami

17:30  — 19:30

The demographic diversification of the Latino population in Miami, both in terms of generational change and national origin, calls for an investigation into cultural and political divisions…

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Language and the brain: Insights from deafness and Sign Language

13:15  — 13:55

How does experience shape language development? This lecture will examine what we currently know about how the brain processes a signed language and how you learn to read a language…

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Why study the history of Psychology?

18:30  — 19:30

In the early sixties, Marshall McLuhan proclaimed that ‘ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch’. Suspended between science, medicine, religion, art and philosophy, the advent…

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Wednesday 18 March 2015

Among the Maya: Female slaves from Jaina to Malinche

18:30  — 19:30

Malinche, also known as Doña Marina, is the woman who translated for Cortés on his march to Tenochtitlan and became his mistress and companion. Jaina is an island off the coast of Campeche…

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North London Waste Authority

12:00  — 13:00

Guest speaker Dimitra Rappou will be helping us to avoid food waste as well as consider the harm of wasting food.

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When something beautiful comes out of a war

17:15  — 18:15

Guest speaker Alice Leone will discuss the ground-breaking “Masterpieces of European Painting” of August 1944 - an exhibition arranged by the Allied Military Government in Rome with…

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