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Thursday 19 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,…


Lunch Hour Lecture: Rethinking the English Country House: ‘Indians’ at Home

13:15  — 13:55

This lecture explores the Englishness of the English country house in the Georgian and Victorian periods. Focusing on material culture, wealth accumulation and social relations, its…


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…


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…


The politics and ethics of global urban practice

14:00  — 17:00

Join UCL Urban Laboratory for this roundtable discussion. Since many of our students will be working across a wide range of different contexts on graduation, they, like us will need…


The too difficult box: The big issues politicians can’t crack

17:30  — 19:00

In the ‘too difficult’ box, Charles Clarke brings together a cast of heavy hitters from the worlds of politics, academia and public service, including Anthony Giddens, Hayden Phillips,…


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…


Where we are now: Psychoanalytic research in the 21st century

(until 12 Apr 15)

This new exhibition explores how psychoanalytic ideas are currently used in research which engages with very contemporary issues and the challenges of the modern world. The pieces…


WindAid: Building a sustainable future

13:00  — 14:00

Join WindAid and Engineers Without Borders (EWB-UCL) and find out how you can get involved in WindAid's international development projects. WindAid Institute is an educational institute…


Your time is done now: slavery, resistance, defeat - the Maroon wars of Dominica

18:00  — 19:30

Little is known about the Maroons of Dominica, who challenged the British Empire 200 years ago, were captured and subjected to arbitrary justice. Your Time Is Done Now tells their story…


Friday 20 March 2015

Animal ShowOff

19:00  — 22:00

The team behind Science ShowOff presents a very special edition of their anarchic open mic night at the Grant Museum, Animal ShowOff. Join us for an evening of demos, jokes, talks,…


Red Mansion Art Prize 2015

(until 27 Mar 15)

Seven leading art colleges in the country nominate six post-graduate students each year for the Red Mansion Art Prize, an award that encourages artistic exchange between China and the…


The future of work

16:00  — 19:00

UCL's Department of Management Science and Innovation and the Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing would like to invite you to take part in a wide ranging conversation, bringing insights…


Saturday 21 March 2015

Fossil Forage

13:00  — 16:30

Get stuck in at this free hands-on activity by sieving through our sediment that dates from a time over 50 million years ago, a time when London was underwater and patrolled by sharks…


Monday 23 March 2015

Britain and the European Convention on Human Rights

18:00  — 19:30

The European Court of Human Rights has come under attack in recent years. Critics suggest that the court has gone too far in the interpretation of human rights, showing disrespect for…


Canada’s war art: Is it all propaganda?

18:00  — 19:30

Today, most Canadians know the First World War visually through the country's official war art, the Canadian War Memorials. It is this publicly-owned collection that has been explored…



15:00  — 16:00

Mindfulness is a secular, well-researched, and very effective means of promoting a sense of wellbeing, alleviating anxiety and depression. This session will include a brief introduction…

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Tuesday 24 March 2015

Catholic values in education

17:30  — 19:00

Professor Gerald Grace will present a summary of Catholic values in education, discussing both the opportunities and challenges they present. The talk will be followed by an interactive…


Grant Museum Film Club: Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

18:30  — 21:00

“What’s that Skip, The kids are trapped down the old mine-shaft?” To celebrate our display of George Stubbs’ painting, The Konguroo from New Holland as part of our Strange Creatures…


Indefensible space: sanitation and gender-based violence in Dharavi, Mumbai

14:00  — 17:30

Joint UCL Institute for Global Health/Bartlett Development Planning Unit colloquium to screen the first London showing of the film, ‘Indefensible Space’, made as part of a UCL Grand…


So what is infrastructure anyway?

18:00  — 21:00

Infrastructure has, so far, not been clearly defined in economic terms. A distinction between economic and social infrastructure has been made by convention; however, their components…


Some guiding principles for the assessment of the democratic anchorage of the transnational multi-stakeholder initiatives

18:00  — 19:00

Private rules are witnessing global expansion, and many governance arrangements have been established at the transnational level with the aim of setting standards and certifying compliance…


This house would divest from fossil fuels

17:00  — 19:00

Should UCL divest from fossil fuels and sell its £21million invested in the industry? UCL academics will debate this issue. Speakers include: - Anthony Finkelstein, Professor of…


UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

The concert will celebrate contemporary music and feature music written in the 20th and21st centuries, including a large scale ensemble piece by Mark-Anthony Turnage and new compositions by our own CMC composers.

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Visual actions for human rights in Latin America

17:30  — 19:30

An open conversation with Argentinian photographer Marcelo Brodsky about the relation between the struggles for human rights and artistic practices in Latin America, considering the…


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