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Monday 24 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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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.…

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Tuesday 25 October 2016

2016 Annual Low Countries Lecture

18:30  — 19:30

Join us for a fascinating talk on 'The Diary of Constantijn Huygens Jr (1628-1697), Secretary to King William of Orange: Life in London and The Hague seen through the eyes of a Dutch…

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Book launch: Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

18:00  — 19:30

This event is the launch of this recently published work edited by Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos and Cath Collins. Professor Cath Collins will be joined by Dr Pilar Domingo and Dr…

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Lunch Hour Lectures - The lifelong benefits of reading for pleasure

13:15  — 13:55

Drawing on a nationally representative longitudinal study of more than 17,000 people born in Britain in 1970 (the 1970 British Cohort Study), Professor Alice Sullivan will explore the…

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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…

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Spy Speak

(until 28 Oct 16)

Join in activities that will you have you cracking codes, deciphering doodles and being fluent in spy speak before the day is over! Free drop in family activities at the UCL Petrie…

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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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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Big Data Here

(until 28 Oct 16)

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), are hosting 'Big Data Here', an exhibition of local, live data providing an alternative,…

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Holocaust education: remembrance, retrospection, responsibility

13:30  — 20:00

The event is part of the agenda promoted by the Romanian IHRA Chairmanship. Its aim is to reflect on how to combat Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism, racism, extremism, discrimination…

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UCL Chamber Music Club: Oxford and Cambridge Musical Club

19:00  — 21:30

Annual joint concert with the Oxford and Cambridge Musical Club, including movements from Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80, contemporary music for double bass, and…

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Thursday 27 October 2016

Cabinets of consequence - salon #2: animals/agriculture

18:00  — 20:00

Accompanying the current UCL Octagon exhibition ‘Cabinets of consequence’, this salon will explore the relationship between animals and insects, and their impact on the Earth’s ecosystem.…

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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…

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Lunch Hour Lectures - Navigating the brain: software programming for surgical planning

13:15  — 13:55

Epilepsy affects around 500,000 people in the UK, and one-third of individuals with focal epilepsy continue to have seizures despite optimal medical management. Professor Sebastien…

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Friday 28 October 2016

Beyond tragedy: the Grenada revolution, remembrance, and renewal

17:30  — 19:00

That amnesia about the Grenada revolution is a problem is widely recognized. But what is asked less often is: What does the predominant focus on the tragic fall of the Grenada revolution…

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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…

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Saturday 29 October 2016

Halloween at the Grant Museum

18:30  — 21:00

Where better to spend Halloween than in a room of scary skeletons and skulls? If it’s “Eye of newt, and toe of frog” or “Wool of bat, and tongue of dog”, we’ve got all you could want…

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Scary tales for Halloween at the Petrie

18:00  — 20:30

Draw your chairs close to the lamp, steel your nerves, and try not to think of the muffled but unearthly noises emanating from behind the locked door in the corner as you join us in…

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Monday 31 October 2016

Book Launch - Intellectual disability and stigma: stepping out from the margins

15:00  — 17:00

An afternoon of short talks by the editors and some of the book’s authors followed by a Reception to launch the book: ‘Intellectual Disability and Stigma: Stepping Out from the Margins’, published by Palgrave Macmillan

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Tuesday 1 November 2016

Lunch Hour Lectures - Hospitality and hostility: the role of established refugees in a crisis

13:15  — 13:55

It is often assumed that refugees passively wait to receive assistance provided by the UN, host states and international organisations, but established refugees are also often active…

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Two women on thin ice

(until 15 Dec 16)

Two women on thin ice: climate change science meets contemporary art. The exhibition by UCL Polar scientist Rachel Tilling and award-winning artist Zsuzsanna Ardó creates Arctic sights,…

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