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Saturday 5 March 2016

Akhenaten: heretic, visionary and icon

(until 27 Aug 16)

A display highlighting the magnificent objects of the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology's collection from Amarna. The exhibition also explores the ambiguous and contentious…


Fair play and foul: connecting with Shakespeare at UCL

(until 15 Dec 16)

This exhibition considers Shakespeare’s influence and our perennial fascination with the Bard. From the cause célèbre of William Ireland’s forgeries in the 1790s to the continuing…


Revolution under a King: French prints 1789-92

(until 10 Jun 16)

We are pleased to announce we'll be opening the Revolution under a King: French prints 1789-92 exhibition in January. Showing a unique collection of prints from the first three years…


We need to talk: Connecting through technology

(until 20 Apr 16)

We Need To Talk is a new and exciting exhibition that explores the technologies we have used to communicate with each other in different periods of time. It challenges the way we see…


‘The Women behind Petrie excavations’: International Women's Day

10:30  — 13:00

The UCL Petrie Museum is named after Flinders Petrie, but many of his co-workers, particularly those who were Egyptian and female, are less well known. Join us for a celebration of…


Monday 7 March 2016

Book launch: 'Latin America's Leaders' with author Laura Tedesco

17:30  — 19:00

Latin America is widely known for its leaders. It is a continent that has produced political leaders that have gained global recognition – for good and ill. It is closely associated…


Jack Drum’s Entertainment by John Marston

19:00  — 23:00

In Renaissance London, the cynical Ned Planet observes the changing fortunes of two aristocratic heiresses and their social network: Katherine is courted by the impoverished but loyal…


The Human Rights Act 1998: past, present and future

18:00  — 19:00

The UK government intends to replace the Human Rights Act with a new 'British Bill of Rights'. However, any change to existing human rights law promises to be a complex and difficult…


Women at UCL: Presence and absence

(until 9 May 16)

The Institute for Women’s Health is collaborating with The Girl at The Door and the UCL Equalities and Diversity team on an exhibition exploring the presence and absence of women at…


Tuesday 8 March 2016

Buying fertility on the internet: fair play or risky business?

18:30  — 20:00

More and more people are buying sperm and eggs over the internet. Is it legal? Should we encourage this or are the risks too great? Join our panel of experts in exploring the future…


Colombia on the brink: Local and global perspectives on conflict and peace

17:45  — 19:30

Hope of peace in Colombia is growing. Talks between the Juan Manuel Santos government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia have entered the final phase. Provisional agreements…


In Shadow: Fragments of the Amarna Palace

13:15  — 14:00

Join conservator Pia Edqvist for a gallery talk to find out more about the care the brightly coloured material from Amarna needs so it can be preserved for another 2,500 years. Free – drop in!


Lunch Hour Lectures: reproduction without sex: what does technology have to offer?

13:15  — 13:55

The first IVF baby was born in 1978. Since then, technology has advanced so that IVF success rates are higher than natural conception, and it is now possible to check the chromosomes…


Urban Lab Films: Guarded Elites and Paranoia in the CIty

19:00  — 22:00

Urban Lab Films presents a screening of Kleber Mendonça Filho's 'Neighbouring Sounds' as part of an evening discussion on Guarded Elites and Paranoia in the Latin American city. …


Wednesday 9 March 2016

Heritage and disasters

18:00  — 19:30

In our first public event of 2016 we bring together a panel with first hand academic and practical experience to discuss cultural heritage from disasters perspective. We have brought…


Human Sciences Symposium - What is the Hope for Humanity

18:00  — 20:30

Climate change, conflict, diminishing natural resources, aging populations... What problems will the human race encounter in the coming years, decades and centuries? Five esteemed speakers…


Process evaluation of a community-led maternal and newborn health intervention in southeastern Tanzania

12:30  — 13:30

Volunteers in villages across 157 villages in southern Tanzania were trained in quality improvement—a means of problem solving to create and evaluate context-specific strategies to…


The 'Jewish Indian Theory’: the problem of the origin of the American populations

17:30  — 19:00

With the discovery of an unknown continent during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries not only was a radical change brought about in traditional representations of the…


Voluntary organisations and the refugee crisis

13:10  — 13:55

The “European migrant crisis” saw a rising number of people from Syria and elsewhere seeking refuge in European Union member states, including the United Kingdom. The increase in severity…


What's funny about Everyday Sexism?

18:00  — 20:00

In conversation with Laura Bates, founder of the "Everyday Sexism Project" and comedians Luisa Omielan & Cally Beaton discussing how comedy masks as well as exposes everyday sexism.…


Writing Akhnaten

18:30  — 19:30

Shalom L. Goldman (Pardon Tillinghast Professor of Religion, Middlebury) will be 'in conversation' with Professor Michael Berkowitz (UCL Jewish and Hebrew Studies) about his co-authorship…


Thursday 10 March 2016

Legalising cannabis: Next step in global drug policy reform

17:30  — 19:00

In mid April, the UN will have a major high-level global discussion on drug policy and its impacts and alternatives. This event will speak to the expectations and takeaways of the General…


Lunch Hour Lectures: Ovarian cancer screening: the long journey

13:15  — 13:55

Ovarian cancer is the most common cause of death from gynaecological malignancies. Professor Usha Menon speaks about her group's 30- years journey and one of the largest randomised…


Tim Waterman, The Tasty City: Reimagining Utopia for a delicious future

16:00  — 18:00

Taste and appetite in the construction of everyday life and the public imagination provide the key for understanding how conceptions of utopia can be rescued from abstraction and be…


Your Universe 2016

(until 12 Mar 16)

Come along to UCL 11th festival of astronomy and particle physics, featuring lectures, panel discussions, live demonstrations and telescopes looking at the Sun, Venus, the Moon and…


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