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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…


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…



(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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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,…


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…


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.

Sheet music

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


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…


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.


Wednesday 29 November 2017

Higher education as self-formation

18:00  — 19:15

The lecture will draw on a sweep of ideas from the fields of education and social science, including the late work of Michel Foucault on the formation of autonomous human subjects,…


Mental Health Question Time: how can research evidence have greater impact on mental health policy?

18:00  — 21:00

Is mental health research under-used by policy makers? Or are academic research findings too slow, esoteric and equivocal to be useful for informing policy? A constructive partnership…


Professor Mark Petticrew: Complex systems and complex interventions and evaluation - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health external speaker seminar series

17:00  — 18:00

Speaker: Professor Mark Petticrew, LSHTM All are welcome and entry is free. Individuals wanting copies of a presenter’s slides should contact the presenter directly, not the organisers…

Students in lecture/talk

Thursday 30 November 2017

#trending – Language brokers, not stock brokers: young people as traders of culture

13:10  — 13:55

When young people migrate to a new country, they often learn the local language rapidly and inevitably begin to translate on behalf of their family. These ‘child language brokers’ translate…


NCDs in Africa: Sugar disease, bitter medicine - diabetes in urban Ghana

16:00  — 18:30

The Grand Challenge of Global Health and the Institute of Advanced Studies are delighted to welcome Professor Ama de Graft Aikins as a visiting scholar to UCL. Ama de Graft Aikins…

NCDs in Africa 90 x 90

Friday 1 December 2017

A Capability Toolbox for Education: informational spaces, rankings and indicators

15:00  — 16:30

CEID Capabilities, Education and Development Seminar The world of evaluation of students' performance and education systems has been struck by two academic storms in the last decade:…

Monday 4 December 2017

Confidence and adaptive decision making - ICN Autumn Term Seminar Series

16:00  — 17:00

Speaker: Nick Yeung - Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford Host: Sam Gilbert


Global Health Day 2017 - The UK Contribution to Innovation in Global Health

09:00  — 18:30

University College London, Imperial College London, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Wellcome, and King's College London, among the UK's leading institutions in global…

Global Health

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