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Monday 13 November 2017

African Perspectives on Empathy, Reparative Humanism and Recognition

18:00  — 20:00

The speaker Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (Stellenbosh University) seeks to broaden the horizon of understanding of the dynamics of empathy in victim-perpetrator encounters. She lays out…


Bricks and Mortals: the history of eugenics, told through buildings

(until 22 Dec 17)

Eugenics – the science of improving human populations by selective breeding – is generally associated with the Nazis, but in fact has its roots in Britain. Take a walk on this self-directed…


Cortical inhibition:the gate-keeper of associative memories - ICN Autumn Term Seminar Series

16:00  — 17:00

Speaker: Helen Barron, MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford Cortical inhibition:the gate-keeper of associative memories Host: Tamar Makin


East Side Stories: Londoners in transition

(until 15 Dec 17)

East London has a long and fascinating history of regeneration and change. This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged…


Powering Up Research, Data Fuelled Innovation

13:30  — 17:30

This event aims to bring together researchers from varying disciplines across Science and Engineering South Consortium and provide them with a forum to share ideas, discover cross-disciplinary…


The composition has been reversed

(until 15 Dec 17)

Annual UCL Art Museum/Slade collaboration. View new work by Slade artists Sonya Derviz, Cyrus Hung, Eloise Lawson, Amanda Rice and Grace Richardson inspired by UCL Art Museum's collection.


The Museum of Ordinary Animals

(until 16 Dec 17)

This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world. Mundane creatures like dogs, cats, cows, chickens and mice often get overlooked in displays for dinosaurs,…


UCL MA Museum Studies Exhibition: Sex and Symbolism

(until 27 Apr 18)

Visit the Institute of Archaeology for an exciting new exhibition on sex and symbolism! Organised by the MA Museum Studies students, this exhibition will use art, archaeology, and modern…


What does it mean to be human?

(until 28 Feb 18)

For several decades, the preserved heads of Jeremy Bentham and Flinders Petrie – two intellectuals related to UCL – have been hidden from view. Following on from a project to extract…


Tuesday 14 November 2017

Another brick in the wall?

19:30  — 21:30

Sometimes, if you don't laugh you'll cry. UCL Collections Curator Subhadra Das has managed to find the funny in UCL’s history of eugenics and scientific racism. She thinks that if we…


Miles Better: In Conversation with Gergely Raccuja

18:00  — 20:00

Gergely Raccuja graduated from UCL in 2015 with First Class Honours in Politics, Urban Planning and Italian. Earlier this year, he beat over 120 submissions from 7 countries to win…


The Promise and Pitfalls of Collaborative Governance

18:15  — 19:30

Thousands of experiments are underway around the world in problem-solving via collaboration across government, business, and civil society. This path to peace and prosperity is now…

The Promise and Pitfalls of Collaborative Governance

Trump's Wall at Nixon's Border: How Richard Nixon's 'Operation Intercept' of 1969 laid foundations for the Hemispheric Drug War and the Border Wall

18:00  — 19:30

Patrick Timmons - In September 1969 the Nixon Administration launched Operation Intercept along the U.S.-Mexico border and at each of its crossing points. Intercept's stated aims were…


Wednesday 15 November 2017

Slavery, Heritage and the British Country House

17:30  — 19:00

This seminar is comprised of two separate presentations as follows: Slave-ownership and the country house: the Grenvilles, Avington and Stowe Hannah Young (V&A Museum) - The Hope estate,…


UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

‘Landscape & Music: Swedish Song in focus’ This concert is part of a project sponsored by the Swedish Women’s Educational Association to explore the roles of landscape in Swedish song…

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Thursday 16 November 2017

2017 Neale Lecture: The Culture Wars of Class in Post-War Britain

18:00  — 20:30

This year's Neale Lecture will be given by Professor Jon Lawrence, University of Exeter, on 'The culture wars of class in post-war Britain’. The Neale lecture, which is always…


Fundamental(ly) British Values

14:00  — 18:00

This interdisciplinary event, organised by Myriam Hunter-Henin (Laws) and Carol Vincent (IOE) brings together speakers from Education with colleagues from UCL Laws to discuss 'British…


In Performance: Eloise Lawson

13:00  — 14:00

Slade artist Eloise Lawson performs the work she developed during her residency as part of The composition has been reversed exhibition. Part of the UCL Art Museum/Slade collaboration programmes.


Is it OK to be a cat guy?

19:00  — 21:00

Throughout history, have some species been more associated with manliness or femininity? It’s been long thought that cats have been associated with females and the feminine, while dogs…

Return Migration and Democratic Consolidation

17:30  — 19:00

Professor Covadonga Meseguer (LSE) - This paper explores the role of return migrants in democratic consolidation. According to recent research, emigrants and the money they remit can…


Taboo - The death of others: suicide in the German Democratic Republic (GDR)

13:10  — 13:55

The movie The Lives of Others features suicide in the GDR in an impressive, but somewhat misleading way. The communist regime was not responsible for the high suicide rate. Dr Grashoff…


Friday 17 November 2017

Petrie Late: Curses Night Special

18:00  — 21:00

Join us for our Autumn Petrie Late: Curse Night exploring the nature of curses. Special guests Bompas & Parr will be unveiling their special brand of immersive experience in a month-long…


Saturday 18 November 2017

Creature Creations

13:30  — 16:30

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection…



(until 16 Dec 17)

Tuesdays- Saturdays Bompas & Parr and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology will unveil Curses! on the 17th November 2017, cursing participants in a month-long installation within…


Monday 20 November 2017

Organising a snap election: at the centre, on the ground, and in Parliament

13:00  — 14:30

In April the Prime Minister announced a snap general election to be held on 8 June. This created a six month hiatus in Parliament, with legislation rushed through before the election,…


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