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Saturday 25 November 2017

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…


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 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

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…


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

‘Beware the Canadian Wolf’: The Maritimes and Confederation in 1867

18:00  — 19:30

Professor Phillip Buckner (University of New Brunswick) - In March 1990 I wrote a broad overview for the Canadian Historical Review on the topic of ‘The Maritimes and Confederation:…


Tuesday 5 December 2017

Discipline and Punish: The Management of Criminals in Medieval Iceland.

18:00  — 19:00

The Icelandic commonwealth held rather unique political, judicial and social institutions. Despite its lack of central authority, it had nonetheless an extended and complex judicial…

SEMINAR: Food poverty and current issues in UK society

13:00  — 14:00

Professor Pat Caplan (Goldsmiths) will be presenting a paper considering some findings from my research on food poverty in the UK, based mainly in an urban area (the London Borough…

Taboo – Lesbians as a metaphorical threat to the heteronormative national order? History of sexualities, politics and cinema under communism in Eastern Europe - Dr Urszula Chowaniec

13:10  — 13:55

Is there a history of lesbian life under communism? Following a screening of the 1982 film The Other Way, Dr Urszula Chowaniec will analyse the attitude to homosexuality in Eastern…


The Making of... The Wilkins Terrace

18:00  — 20:00

A presentation and lecture around the development and construction of the new UCL Wilkins Terrace. Speakers from all areas of the construction will be present, with a question and answer…


What if… we wanted to transform teaching as a career choice?

17:30  — 18:45

How can we combat the continuous challenge surrounding teacher retention? Let’s explore how technology and best practice from other professions can be used to transform teaching. Join…


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