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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

Loyalty, Security and Homosexuality: Canada’s Gay Purges During the Cold War in a North Atlantic Context

18:00  — 19:30

By a tortuous chain of illogic and prejudice, the principal targets of the security service of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during the Cold War were gay and lesbian public servants…


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,…


UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

13:10  — 13:55

Students from UCL Music Society will perform in various ensembles ranging from duets to sextets. Programme includes selected movements of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence and George…


UCL Lancet Lecture 2017 – Mrs Lilianne Ploumen

17:30  — 19:30

Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch MP will talk about creating the She Decides international sexual and reproductive healthcare initiative in response to President Trump’s reinstatement of the US global gag rule.


Tuesday 21 November 2017

A.L. Kennedy: Orwell with Women

18:30  — 19:30

"Deeply associated with political thinking - and our increasingly rapid descent into newspeak and unhistory - Orwell was also a meticulously close observer of women and placed them…


ALS Seminar Series: A bona fide TDP-43 knock-in mouse yields mediators and modifiers of cognitive dysfunction

12:00  — 13:00

Speaker: Jemeen Sreedharan - Babraham Institute, Cambridge Host: Elizabeth Fisher This is part of the ALS Seminar Series. All welcome.


Encore! Who likes working in open-plan?

13:10  — 13:55

Why do some insist that they need the privacy of a cellular office while others insist that an open office landscape is better? Professor Penn will review what we know about the way…


EU citizens in the UK: political participation in light of Brexit

19:00  — 21:45

* Please note that this event is now SOLD OUT, but it is possible to go on a waiting list for cancellations * Brexit negotiations raise questions about the political and social rights…


Experimental Psychology Seminar: Roles of hippocampus and neocortex in learning and memory in mice – from synapse to behaviour

13:00  — 14:00

Michael Kohl, University of Oxford Roles of hippocampus and neocortex in learning and memory in mice – from synapse to behaviour Abstract: We recently identified a left-right dissociation…

Illustration of Alzheimer's Disease

Improving the conduct and reporting Of Narrative Synthesis of quantitative data

12:30  — 14:00

In many systematic reviews quantitative data are synthesised using Narrative Synthesis (NS). However, a key criticism of NS is that the method lacks transparency, and is open to subjective…

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