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Wednesday 30 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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Combating modern slavery - Kevin Hyland, OBE

18:15  — 19:30

Globalization allows for the more efficient production and delivery of goods and services, but it also has produced horrific working conditions for thousands of people across the globe.…

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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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Lecture by Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign Office

17:30  — 19:30

UCL Public Policy presents Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Professor Grimes will speak about his experience in post, consider…

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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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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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Thursday 1 December 2016

Adventures into the unknown: Autumn late at the Petrie

18:00  — 21:00

Join us at the Petrie for an eve of adventure with talks and discussions on what it’s like to be an adventurer both in the past and now –where next do we go to seek our thrills with…

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Animal Showoff

18:30  — 21:00

What would happen if we invited experts in every type of fauna* to make funny about the animals they know and love (or hate) for just 9 minutes? Animal Showoff is that! In a fun evening…

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Book Launch: "Reagan: American Icon"

18:00  — 20:00

Ronald Reagan’s first British biographer, discusses Reagan’s life from small-town Illinois boyhood, through his Hollywood years, to his political career – first as California governor,…

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Lunch Hour Lectures - Migrants and healthcare: educating tomorrow’s doctors for a global challenge

13:15  — 13:55

The relationship between migrants and the NHS is long, complex and, as recently seen, highly political. This lecture considers the role of doctors in the care of vulnerable migrants,…

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UCL Chamber Music Club: guest harpsichord recital

17:30  — 18:30

An inaugural harpsichord recital by our new Honorary President, Professor John Irving. He will play J.S. Bach’s French Suites Nos.4, 1, 3 and 6 (BWV 815, 812, 814 and 817), linked by…

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UCL Doctoral School Research Images as Art Competition / Exhibition 2016

12:00  — 15:30

An exhibition of the best 100 images from the Doctoral School's Research as Art Compeition displayed in the South Cloisters. The Doctoral School invites you to come and see a wonderful…

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Friday 2 December 2016

Sakharov Debate 2016

11:00  — 12:30

Brexit is throwing up myriad pressing questions, not least among them the residence and citizenship rights for EU nationals in the run-up to withdrawal and after. As things stand, it…

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Saturday 3 December 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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Monday 5 December 2016

From Eurocrisis to Brexit: British and German perspectives on the European economy

18:30  — 20:00

A range of economic and policy challenges in Britain and Germany will be examined and compared in this panel discussion, hosted jointly by the UCL European Institute, the Centre for…

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Tuesday 6 December 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…

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Lunch Hour Lectures - Game of clones: why it matters if our friends are the same as us

13:15  — 13:55

Do you find yourself making friends with people like you? Dr Katherine Woolf draws on her sometimes controversial research into doctors’ and medical students’ learning and performance…

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The Business of Infrastructure: Mike Forster

18:30  — 19:30

Mike will be sharing his experience gained from a working on major infrastructure projects and pulling out both key learnings and the challenges that major projects face. Having…

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UCLU concert in the Quad

cancelled

13:00  — 20:00

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - YOU MAY HOWEVER BE INTERESTED IN UCLU'S WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL ON 13 DECEMBER WHICH YOU CAN VIEW VIA THE WEB LINK BELOW. UCL's picturesque…

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Wednesday 7 December 2016

What does a ‘post-facts’ world mean for research evidence?

13:00  — 14:00

Facts, and the experts who trade in them, have taken an apparent beating. The British public, as heard in the EU Referendum campaign, has ‘had enough of experts’, while by some counts…

Entrepreneurial Guest Lecture Series

Thursday 8 December 2016

Lunch Hour Lectures - The end of mass incarceration?: The moral purpose of prison

13:15  — 13:55

The United Kingdom has doubled its prison population, twice, in the past 65 years. By outlining a philosophical account of the moral purpose of prisons, Dr. Jeffrey Howard will explain…

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Public Appointments: should Ministers have more control?

13:00  — 14:30

Earlier this year the Government published Sir Gerry Grimstone's report on public appointments proposing major changes to the way in which Ministerial appointments to public bodies…

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Writing new histories of humanitarianism: Public roundtable discussion

16:00  — 19:00

The history of global humanitarianism is currently a vibrant field of academic research worldwide. There are also moves to promote the use of history in the practice and policy-making…

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