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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…


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…


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…


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

The shape of ancient civilisation

18:00  — 20:30

Since modern scholarship began in the eighteenth century, it has focused not on 'ancient civilisation' but 'ancient civilisations'. Researchers divided the world up into Classics, Egyptology,…


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

Friday 27 March 2015

Presidential History Network Symposium: US National Security in the Early Cold War and Early Post-Co

14:00  — 17:00

UCL Institute of the Americas and the Presidential History Network are pleased to invite you to this symposium, with the participation of distinguished speakers: Steve Long ('Failing…


Saturday 28 March 2015

Light into the dark mystery of the invisible universe

17:00  — 18:30

A panel discussion about the fundamental nature of the Universe, from tiny particles to gigantic clusters of galaxies. Join us in the greatest adventure ever attempted by modern science.…

Origin of Universe

The Imaginary Menagerie

13:00  — 16:00

In the Museum we have amazing and beautiful animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed like the quagga, a not very stripy zebra, or the duck billed platypus. Come along…


Monday 30 March 2015

Brain Detectives

(until 10 Apr 15)

Brain Detectives is a half day workshop taking place in the Easter holidays for children aged 6-14 years who are interested in learning about the brain and taking part in some real…



10:30  — 11:30

Guest speaker Athen Ayren will discuss the various projects within the organisation Greenpeace.


Tuesday 31 March 2015

Cultural evolution of Neolithic Europe

09:00  — 17:00

The UCL institute of Archaeology will be hosting a one-day conference, reporting the most up to date results from the ERC-funded EUROEVOL project, providing a new account of the role…


Information security evening

17:30  — 19:30

Interested in information security? Want to know more about privacy and hacking? UCL's world leading information security group is opening its doors and offering the opportunity to…


Wednesday 8 April 2015

Art makes teachers powerful

(until 11 Apr 15)

Bob and Roberta Smith’s recent statement that “Art makes Children powerful” argues for greater value in cultural learning. We believe it is as important for teachers as it is for children.…


Heroes from the dark side or the light side? Ancient and modern heroes versus the Minotaur

18:00  — 20:30

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. In the pilot episode from BBC Atlantis ‘The Earth Bull’ from 2013 a modern hero from the light side Jason…


Thursday 9 April 2015

Guardian Gaming Night: video games, the military and morality

19:00  — 20:30

Military shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield sell in their millions, dominating the charts and presenting a very particular view of war and how it is fought. Fans call it escapist…


Friday 10 April 2015

The politics of autonomy in Latin America: the art of organising hope

17:30  — 19:30

'The Power of Autonomy in Latin America: the Art of Organising Hope' by Ana Cecilia (Bath) offers a much-needed critical review of the concept an practice of autonomy. By establishing…


Monday 13 April 2015

UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2015 - Morning Plenary

09:30  — 11:15

UCL has recently launched a major institution-wide initiative, the Connected Curriculum, which seeks to transform the learning experience of our students and staff. Run jointly with…


Wednesday 15 April 2015

Coalition or minority government in May?

13:00  — 14:00

Robert Hazell and Peter Riddell have been briefing the broadcasters on the process of government formation in the event of a hung Parliament. This seminar is based on that briefing,…


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