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Friday 11 November 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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Dostoevsky Day UK

10:00  — 18:00

The opening event will take place on Dostoevsky’s birthday, starting at the UCL Bloomsbury Studio. At 10 am, there will be a screening of the documentary Fyodor Dostoevsky (2006 Video),…

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Drawing Futures - conference and book launch

(until 12 Nov 16)

Drawing Futures is an international peer-reviewed conference on speculative drawing for art and architecture. The two-day conference will bring together some of the world's leading…

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Extraordinary ordinary Britain: guided walking tour

12:30  — 14:00

In 1946, British scientists set out on an extraordinary mission – to interview the parents of all babies born in a single week. Little did they know that they would continue to follow…

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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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Film Screening: Blocul (The Block), Maria Salaru

17:30  — 19:30

From neighbourly disputes over garlic-heavy cooking to memories of Ceausescu’s heatless winters, this film explores the rich social and material universe of a Romanian apartment building.…

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Global governance: fragmentation, stagnation, or transformation?

18:15  — 19:30

Global governance has received mixed reviews over the past decade. For some observers, "the system worked” during the global financial crisis and more recently at the COP21 climate…

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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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Populism in historical perspective

09:00  — 17:00

The last decade has seen the rise of politicians, parties and governments to whom the label ‘populist’ can usefully be applied - in Europe and elsewhere. But media responses to this…

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Public consultations for UCL East

09:00  — 17:00

This is the last consultation of the year and it will show the final Masterplans for UCL East and the Stratford Waterfront before the submission of the planning application in December…

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Technology is not Neutral

(until 8 Jan 17)

This touring exhibition project that highlights and investigates the work of a group of women artists in the field of digital arts. From drone choreography, sequencing of bacteria and…

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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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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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Saturday 12 November 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…

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Public consultations for UCL East

12:00  — 17:30

This is the last consultation of the year and it will show the final Masterplans for UCL East and the Stratford Waterfront before the submission of the planning application in December…

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Monday 14 November 2016

Cirque du Soleil – and beyond: Quebec’s expanding circus worlds

18:00  — 19:30

With its billion-dollar annual revenue stream, its international touring shows and its striking cultural presence in such destination-cities as Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has greatly…

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Polish in the UK and Ireland: an endangered language?

18:00  — 20:00

In this presentation Professor Agnieszka Kie?kiewicz-Janowiak will address problems related to the maintenance of Polish in the UK’s and Ireland’s migrant populations, and discuss ways…

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Tuesday 15 November 2016

Lunch Hour Lectures - The 2016 US presidential election: a post-mortem

13:15  — 13:55

Dr Nick Witham will provide an accessible and insightful overview of the historic and controversial 2016 US presidential election campaign. This talk will include a review of the Donald…

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The Orwell Lecture 2016

18:30  — 20:30

This year's Orwell Lecture ‘The Right to Dissent (and the Left too)’ will be delivered by Ian Hislop. Ian Hislop is a writer, editor and broadcaster. He was educated at Ardingly College…

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Wednesday 16 November 2016

2016 UCL Lancet Lecture: Action on climate change for a healthier world – putting the Paris Agreement into practice

17:00  — 19:30

The 2015 Paris agreement on climate change was an historic step for the world in tackling the biggest global threat facing the 21st century. At the 2016 UCL Lancet lecture, former UN…

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Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture 2016: Gold working reconsidered: a laboratory perspective

18:00  — 19:30

Dr Maria Filomena Guerra will give the Professor Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture 2016 at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. This lecture will illustrate the rich palettes of Mycenaean…

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Creative Economy in Peru: balance and perspectives

17:30  — 19:00

Coined in the United Kingdom in the early nineties, the creative economy refers to the services and products protected by intellectual property rights, in which the “creative content”…

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Vigilante mobilization and local order: evidence from Mexico

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17:30  — 19:00

Why do some communities engage in armed mobilization in response to disorder and insecurity, while others do not? Can these communities improve local order in the absence of a strong…

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Thursday 17 November 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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Lunch Hour Lectures - How Putin reacts: ideology, power, wealth and security in Russian foreign policy

13:15  — 13:55

Putin aims today above all to maintain and strengthen his position in power and protect the wealth of himself and his allies. His foreign policy is essentially reactive, responding…

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