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Thursday 1 September 2016

Cabinets of consequence

(until 29 May 17)

We often do not see the connection between technology and the natural world. Yet the Earth’s beauty and resources have not only inspired technological innovation, they are essential…


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…


Focus on the positive

18:30  — 20:30

UCL needs your help to choose worthwhile research projects to receive funding. Meet some of UCL’s inspiring researchers who will explain their research idea and, with the help of our…


Manhandling the brain: psychiatric neurosurgery in the mid-20th century

(until 22 Sep 16)

2016 marks 75 years since the first UK pre-frontal leucotomy, a procedure introduced in Portugal in 1935. Over the next 30 years 70,000 people with psychiatric problems were operated…


Material Museum: Cennino Cennini's 'On the Character of Ultramarine blue and how to make it'

(until 20 Sep 16)

The Slade Material Museum presents: Cennino Cennini's famous recipe 'On the Character of Ultramarine blue and how to make it', in the tiny museum, situated in the entrance of the Slade…


Wednesday 7 September 2016

Cabinets of consequence - salon #1: navigation

18:00  — 20:30

Join Dr Aman Saleem (UCL Ophthalmology), Professor Jane Fenoulhet (UCL Dutch) and Dr Jane Gilbert (UCL French) as they discuss the theme of navigation and use this metaphor to explore…


Thursday 8 September 2016

The American presidential election of 2016 (so far): sore losers and glass ceilings

17:30  — 19:00

Professor Andrew Rudalevige (Bowdoin College) - Eminent US political scientist gives an assessment of the US presidential election to date, explains why Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump…


Monday 12 September 2016

Video games and democracy

18:30  — 20:30

Video games are everywhere. Democracy is changing. How will these trends combine? This event brings together game designers, campaigners, professionals in the video games industry and…


Tuesday 13 September 2016

Dead, life drawing

18:30  — 21:00

With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner…


Doing practical data science for social good and public policy

17:00  — 19:00

Can data science help reduce police violence and misconduct? Can it help prevent children from getting lead poisoning? Can it help cities better target limited resources to improve…


Thursday 15 September 2016

How will society survive to the 22nd century?

18:00  — 19:30

To mark the launch of a major new philanthropic Campaign for UCL, leading academics including Breakthrough Prize-winning neuroscientist John Hardy, human rights expert Philippe Sands,…


Saturday 17 September 2016

Explore zoology

13:00  — 16:00

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is, how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on specimen…


Monday 19 September 2016

Life course approach to reproductive health and chronic disease in later life

17:30  — 18:30

This seminar presents recent findings from InterLACE – from the variability in women’s reproductive characteristics (age at menarche, age at first birth, number of children, age at…


Shakespeare and Sir John Soane study day

10:00  — 18:00

Professor Alison Shell (UCL), guest curator of ‘The cloud-capped towers’: Shakespeare in Soane’s Architectural Imagination, hosts a Shakespearian study day at UCL with a morning exhibition…


Tuesday 20 September 2016

Understanding the Arctic September 2016 sea ice minimum

18:15  — 19:30

The Arctic has undergone some of the most rapid transformations over the past 50 years, with global implications for the Earth’s climate. A dramatic indicator of Arctic climate change…


Wednesday 21 September 2016

CREDOC: food, drink and civilisation

(until 23 Sep 16)

Eating and drinking are frequently described as 'habits' or forms of etiquette indicating a sense of what it means to be civilised or uncivilised. The preparation and serving of food…


Disappearances in Mexico two years after Ayotzinapa

18:00  — 19:30

On the night of the 26th of September, students from the Rural Teaching College of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero in Mexico were attacked by the police. 43 of them were forcibly disappeared,…


Early years intervention, evidence-based policy, and the crisis of replicability

13:00  — 14:00

We highlight some critical issues in the way that an issue is framed as a problem in policy-making and the consequent means of taming that problem, to focus on the use and implications…

UCL Front Quad

Thursday 22 September 2016

Bright Club

19:30  — 22:00

Researchers become stand-up comedians as Bright Club brings UCL researchers together with the public for a great night of comedy! Organised by the UCL Public Engagement Unit, the…


Saturday 24 September 2016

Creature creations

13:30  — 16:30

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection…


Monday 26 September 2016

Neuro-Creativity Exhibition

(until 2 Oct 16)

Neuro-Creativity is a unique public engagement exhibition organised by Movement for Hope (UCL SME) in collaboration with researchers from UCL. This art-science event features unique…


Vault: David Blackmore, Kara Chin, Naomi Fitzsimmons

(until 16 Dec 16)

This exhibition and series of public events is the 7th annual invitation to students at the Slade School of Art to delve into UCL’s art collections and to create new works in response.…


Tuesday 27 September 2016

Disciplined innovation: harnessing evidence to support and inform improved pupil outcomes

18:00  — 19:30

The recent rise in evidence-informed education policy and practice has included the emergence of well-designed, large, quasi-experimental studies. Sir Kevan Collins will talk discuss…


Wednesday 28 September 2016

B-Pro Show 2016

(until 2 Oct 16)

Students from The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL will present cutting-edge research in advanced architectural design and urban design in its annual post-professional Masters…


Thursday 29 September 2016

Archaeology and espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

13:15  — 13:45

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but…


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