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Sunday 16 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…


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…


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.…


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…


Negotiating Brexit: key challenges ahead

18:30  — 21:00

The European Institute is hosting an evening of debate and discussion with leading academics and policy professionals on the challenges of Brexit. The event will see a number of experts…


The William Townsend Memorial Lecture: William Kentridge

18:00  — 20:00

ENOUGH + MORE THAN ENOUGH William Kentridge This very distinguished lecture series has been hosted as a public lecture by the UCL Slade School of Fine Art since 1974. Although speakers…


Thursday 20 October 2016

Are gender differences in study and job participation a national problem?

18:30  — 19:30

There are considerable gender differences in subject choices in education and in choices of occupation e.g. fewer women in STEM fields. These differences can be the subject of some…


Art macabre at the Petrie: Mata Hari and Lawrence of Arabia

18:00  — 20:30

Find your inner Mata Hari and dashing Lawrence as you are transported back to the time of intrigue and mysterious dealings at the turn of the last century. Sketch after dark amongst…


Lunch Hour Lectures - Shake, rattle and roll: communicating lethal risks

13:15  — 13:55

The 2009 L’Aquila earthquake sent a ‘shockwave’ through the research community, causing scientists to become increasingly concerned about what risk advice they communicate prior to…


New acquisitions in conversation: Lily Johnson

13:00  — 14:00

Join UCL Slade School of Fine Art graduate Lily Johnson to hear about her practice and her Coldstream Prize-winning work.


On the road with the American Presidents

17:30  — 19:00

In the run-up to the U.S. Presidential election, Professor Iwan Morgan and artist Marisa J. Futernick discuss the role of personal narrative, biography, and place in the American Presidency.…


Friday 21 October 2016

Dead to Me - lunchtime talk

13:15  — 13:45

Death is part of life and, at the Petrie Museum, we have to think carefully and thoughtfully about the human remains in our collection. Join Curatorial Assistant Pia Edqvist for this…


Slade Print Fair 2016

(until 22 Oct 16)

Situated in the North Lodge and North Cloisters on the main campus, this pop up Slade Print Fair is a unique opportunity to purchase original new work from both internationally acclaimed…


Saturday 22 October 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…


Spy Speak: Bloomsbury Festival 2016

10:00  — 17:00

Join in activities that will you have you cracking codes, deciphering doodles and being fluent in spy speak before the day is over! This free, drop-in family activity is part of the UCL Hub @ The Bloomsbury Festival.


Monday 24 October 2016

Canada’s colonial problem: an indigenous perspective on crime and injustice in Canada

18:00  — 19:30

It is argued that crimes and injustices affecting Indigenous peoples must be understood within the context of Canada’s shameful history, and the unchanged colonial goals of original…


Soomaalinimo in the 21st Century

18:00  — 21:30

Explore the meaning of Soomaalinimo(Somaliness) and the ways in which it has evolved historically since it first emerged in anti-colonial struggles in the 1940s. Speakers will investigate…


Tuesday 25 October 2016

Marvellous mammals

(until 28 Oct 16)

From rhinos to wombats, come face-to-face with our marvellous mammals and have a chance to get your hands on and handle some of our fantastic specimens like elephant tusks, tiger skulls…


The regulation of the EU referendum

13:00  — 14:30

The EU referendum in June raised many questions about how referendums in the UK should best be conducted. Is it appropriate that the government could pump substantial resources into…


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