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Wednesday 22 November 2017

A Child Refugee in London: On WG Sebald's Novel Austerlitz

18:00  — 20:00

Today images and stories of child refugees, lost and found across Europe and beyond, challenge and haunt us. Come along for a free evening of talks, discussions and a film screening…

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Book Launch: 'Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America' by Michael Reid

17:30  — 19:00

Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid’s best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the 'Forgotten…

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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…

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Curating Heads: Human Remains in Museums Round Table

16:00  — 17:30

Chaired by Dr Alice Stevenson (UCL IoA) a panel of museum professionals who have curated human remains and material culture around death and dying give provocations for discussion.

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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…

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Fake News: The Heads of Jeremy Bentham and Flinders Petrie

13:10  — 13:50

Everyone knows that the philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s head was used as a football and that the widow of the Egyptian archaeologist Flinders Petrie brought his head to England in her…

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Free Clothes Swap

10:00  — 16:00

Are you fed up with endless sales and adverts telling you to buy stuff you don’t want or need? Is Black Friday one step too far? Our research suggests it is with 2 in 3 people saying…

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Recovering the Past

17:30  — 21:30

As part of the Being Human Festival join researchers from the Greek and Latin department as they discuss topics from the recovery of papyri from Egypt; the decipherment of hieroglyphs;…

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Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism

(until 21 Oct 18)

Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism brings together experts from literary studies, philosophy, theology and political science, to reassess the author’s status as ‘prophet’…

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Sowing Sustainability: film launch and Q&A

17:30  — 19:00

Join us for the premiere of Sowing Sustainability: UCL and Urban Food Systems. This film from the Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities looks at new ways of thinking about how we produce…

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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.

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Thursday 23 November 2017

21st Annual Grant Lecture

18:30  — 21:00

Presenting the 21st Annual Grant Lecture is Professor Kate Jones. Join Kate as she shares her passion for bats and her research into how technology can help us make our cities nature…

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Education and Extremisms: Book Launch and Panel Discussion

17:30  — 19:30

This book launch and roundtable discussion marks the publication of the volume, Education and Extremisms: Rethinking Liberal Pedagogies in the Contemporary World (Routledge), co-edited…

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Opposites Attract – Facsimile cities: should architects now be making video game worlds?

13:10  — 13:55

For centuries, architects have dreamed up new cities and societies. Today, the widespread influence of contemporary video game technologies challenges the architect’s hold on speculative…

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Our Planet, Our Health: 21st Annual Grant Lecture

18:30  — 21:00

Today, we live longer and more prosperous lives than ever before, as a species we have made huge advances to create conditions for better health for billions of people, however, this…

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The Political Futility of Counterinsurgency

17:30  — 19:00

What are the long-term political consequences of counterinsurgent violence? An emerging literature analyzes the socio-political consequences of civil war. Yet, while the bulk of this…

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The Politics of Exhibiting Culture and Displaying African Art

18:00  — 20:00

This lecture addresses the global debate over Western representations of African and African diaspora art with special attention to the manner in which aesthetic concepts, museum politics,…

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Saturday 25 November 2017

UCL Chamber Music Club Concert

17:30  — 18:30

A concert featuring ensembles made up from current and former students and staff at UCL, including music for piano and strings.

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Monday 27 November 2017

Information seeking and accumulation in the human brain - ICN Autumn Term Seminar Series

16:00  — 17:00

Speaker: Tali Sharot, Dept of Experimental Psychology, University College London Information seeking and accumulation in the human brain Host: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

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Tuesday 28 November 2017

To Infinity and Beyond! Life in our solar system: redefining the habitable zone

13:10  — 13:55

Traditionally, the search for life beyond Earth has been in the ‘habitable zone’, where water may be, or may have been, present on a planetary surface. Professor Coates will examine…

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What if… we really wanted to overcome the academic-vocational divide?

17:30  — 18:45

It’s time to address the latest issues surrounding the stubborn academic-vocational divide. Come along and join us in the debate. In association with TES.

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Wednesday 29 November 2017

The Digital Economy: Economics, Antitrust and Regulation

The digital economy has grown vast and now reaches almost every aspect of our lives. Whether consumer, business, or regulator we interact with Internet-based businesses constantly.…

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