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Tuesday 11 October 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…


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…


Drug violence and human rights in Mexico

18:00  — 19:30

This talk will examine the changing nature of drug-related violence in Mexico with a view to providing an analytical framework to account for the country´s human rights crisis. The…


Early childhood development and peacebuilding

17:00  — 19:00

This seminar will present the findings of a study commissioned by UNICEF and carried out by a research team at UCL Institute of Education. The project - ’A Systematic Policy Review…


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…


Gender responsive resilience

18:00  — 21:00

The resilience concept is everywhere in the global policy environment. However, resilience remains a highly contested notion, in any of its many framings. This presentation views resilience…


Innovation in Synthetic Biology

17:00  — 21:00

Synthetic Biology is the use of engineering to design and construct biological parts and systems in order to address current major challenges, including applications in the fields of…


Live drawing with Lisa Gornick

13:00  — 14:00

In the lead up to her upcoming live drawing performance Regret: an Art Form, based on her exploration of UCL Art Museum's collection, artist Lisa Gornick will lead a session of live drawing inspired by her research.


Lunch Hour Lectures - Performing matter: greatest hits and new findings

13:15  — 13:55

Materials ‘perform’, and ‘stuff’ is constantly getting up to ‘things’ all the time, just to exist and make up the world of objects. Experience some of the most wondrous matter on Earth…


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.…


Wednesday 12 October 2016

Book launch: Transformations of Freedom in the Land of the Maroons

17:30  — 19:00

Despite outstanding histories and ethnographies on maroons (escaped slaves and their descendants), there has been little attempt to compare the cultures of modern maroons with the cultures…


UCL Humanitarian Institute Town Hall Meeting

15:00  — 17:00

Following the award of Provost Strategic Development Fund investment for support of a UCL Humanitarian Institute from 2016 until 2018, we are pleased to announce a Town Meeting to present…


Thursday 13 October 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…


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…


Lunch Hour Lectures - Does social science tell the truth?

13:15  — 13:55

There is now abundant evidence that only around half of all published findings in the social sciences are true, and research even suggests that some entire bodies of work are based…


Whose artefacts are they anyway? The politics of provenance

18:00  — 20:00

Should artefacts in European and Western Museums be returned to their place of origin or should they remain in situ? From the Elgin Marbles to the Bust of Nefertiti there are arguments…

Petrie Museum Mummy

Saturday 15 October 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…


Towards transcultural histories of psychotherapies

10:30  — 17:45

Suspended between science, medicine, religion, art and philosophy, the advent of modern psychotherapies represents one of the distinctive features of 20th-century Western societies,…


Monday 17 October 2016

Canada and Australia: The Search for a New National Identity, 1890s-1970s

18:00  — 19:30

The UCL-IA Canadian Studies events programme for the autumn term begins with the UK launch of Jatinder Mann’s book, The Search for a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism…


UCL Chamber Music Club: Shakespeare

17:30  — 18:30

A concert celebrating Shakespeare’s anniversary year, with music from his time and later responses to his works. The wide-ranging and varied programme will include music by such diverse…


Tuesday 18 October 2016

Lunch Hour Lectures - Barking up the right tree: how do we understand what words mean?

13:15  — 13:55

If you look up just about any word in a dictionary you will usually see a long list of possible definitions, yet it takes no apparent effort to figure out the intended definition of…


UCL Clinical Prize Lecture 2016: end of the HIV epidemics - how far are we?

17:30  — 18:30

This annual prize lecture series has been running for 18 years and within this time has become the pre-eminent series on contemporary science in Europe. The whole event, which provides…


Wednesday 19 October 2016

Colombia’s peace agreement: challenges of implementation

17:30  — 19:00

This event offers an opportunity to take stock of the many challenges facing the implementation phase of the recently concluded peace agreement between the government of Juan Manuel…


Leverhulme Lecture: 'Biological communication networks: A first step in modeling and analysis'

16:30  — 17:30

Urbashi Mitra will review how biological systems undertake signaling, specifically examining signal transduction and signaling via electrons and molecules.


Natural creativity: sex and trickery

(until 23 Dec 16)

Why is the natural world so colourful and varied? This exhibition of drawings by Clara Lacy looks at the myriad of shapes, sizes and behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in…


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