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Wednesday 1 April 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…


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…


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…


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,…


The Medmerry Managed Re-alignment Scheme

18:00  — 19:30

The Environment Agency‘s Medmerry Managed Re-alignment Scheme was the largest coastal re-alignment ever undertaken on the open coast in Europe. The scheme presented many challenges.…


Thursday 16 April 2015

The Light Project - Innovations

18:00  — 20:00

PhD student, Meghan Strong (Cambridge), is researching how the Ancient Egyptians illuminated the world around them. She will share her insights from working with lamps in the Petrie…


Monday 20 April 2015

Responsible Research and Innovation: New opportunities for business and industry

17:45  — 20:00

This is a panel discussion featuring Nicola Herbertson (CEO of social firm HAO2) and Alejandra Palermo (Open Innovation manager at the Royal Society of Chemistry). In the chair is Melanie…

UCL Front Quad

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Draw it like Stubbs

18:30  — 21:00

What animal could you draw from just written descriptions made by sailors who compared something to a greyhound, wild dog, hare, deer, goat, mouse, jerboa and sheep? A kangaroo? Well…


Freedom of expression, power and the media in Mexico: the case of Carmen Aristegui

18:30  — 20:30

One of the most influential journalists of Mexico, Carmen Aristegui, was sacked last month under allegations of "loss of confidence" from the Media company she worked for (MVS Noticias)…


Wednesday 22 April 2015

Knowing in feeling

17:30  — 19:15

What can be said about the nature of aesthetic judgment? What strategies do we have for avoiding the responsibility of making such judgments for ourselves? In the light of a 1967 essay…


Making the best use of limited resources in development evaluations

16:00  — 17:30

There has been a huge increase in the interest, advice and research on evaluation methods over the last 10 years in the area of international development evaluations, and similarly…


Thursday 23 April 2015

The Light Project - Symbolism

18:00  — 20:00

An evening of light offerings – getting to grips with the ancient symbolism of the hieroglyphs and looking at what was involved in making offerings at the temple and how that involved…


Saturday 25 April 2015

Creating Strange Creatures

13:00  — 16:00

The Museum has many amazing animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork with a Museum…


Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition Conference

08:30  — 15:45

For the third time, leading neuroscientists from Europe and the USA will host this unique forum exploring the latest neuroscience research with reference to treatments of mental disorders…

Active brain

Monday 27 April 2015


(until 12 Jun 15)

UCL Art Museum celebrates its post-renovation reopening with Re-Launch: an exhibition of objects, prints, video and live works on the theme of re-launching by some of the most promising…


Tuesday 28 April 2015

UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

A rare opportunity to hear Franz Schubert's masterpiece of chamber music, the Octet in F major, D.803

Sheet music

What one writer uncovered in the global production of smart phones, tablets and personal computers

18:00  — 19:30

Cam has won the Overseas Press Club of America Award for his work on labour practices in global electronics supply chains. He currently writes for Bloomberg Businessweek and has previously…


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