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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,…


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,…


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…


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…


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 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…


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…


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…

UCL statue

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.

Sheet music

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…


Wednesday 25 March 2015

'No es facil': everyday life in Cuban society during the "Special Period"

17:00  — 20:30

Following the nationalisation of US-owned industries and the enforcement of the trade embargo in 1960, Cuba became almost totally dependent on the USSR for financial solvency. The faltering…


Thursday 26 March 2015

CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series II

12:30  — 13:30

The CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series aims to highlight methodological innovations and expertise and in turn facilitate and encourage future collaborations and new research.


Petrie Film Club presents The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

18:00  — 20:30

Starring Roger Moore, the tenth Bond film is set largely on location in Egypt with Karnak and the pyramids taking the part of spectacular backdrops to the action as James Bond travels…

Petrie Museum

Who gives a …? Development charity appeals, donations, and attitudes towards global poverty

17:30  — 19:00

Critics have long been concerned with how distant strangers have been portrayed by the media, charities, and NGOs; so-called ‘poverty porn’ or ‘flies in their eyes’ images. The conventional…


Your Universe

(until 28 Mar 15)

UCL's festival of astronomy, cosmology, astrobiology and particle physics will feature exhibits, practical demonstrations, telescopes looking at the Sun, Moon and the planets Venus…

Your Universe 2011

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