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Tuesday 28 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…

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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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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’…

Revolutionary Dostoevsky

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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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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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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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

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,…

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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…

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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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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…

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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

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

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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

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…

Rethinking Infrastructure: Prof Jennifer Whyte | Imperial College London

18:30  — 19:30

Innovation in civil infrastructure: towards digital maturity The design, operation and maintenance of infrastructure is being transformed through the use of digital data. There is…

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

13:10  — 13:55

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

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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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Wednesday 6 December 2017

Routes to Opportunity - Addressing the non-university skills gap

08:30  — 10:00

The Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality is pleased to launch "Routes to Opportunity - Addressing the non-university skills gap" - a report on access to technical and vocational…

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Thursday 7 December 2017

Muslim responses to westernization: Retreat from the secular path

18:00  — 20:00

The conventional wisdom in the late 20th century, which assumed the centrality of secularism, the separation of church and state, and viewed religion as a private affair, has been challenged…

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UCL Chamber Music Club Christmas Concert

18:00  — 19:00

Christmas Concert - Come and join us in the Garden Room for a celebration of seasonal music, both choral and instrumental, including the first performance of Puer natus est nobis by…

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Friday 8 December 2017

Muslim responses to Westernization: Living in non-Islamic Societies

17:00  — 19:00

Panel discussion with- Faisal Devji (Modern South Asian History, University of Oxford) on India as a world in miniature and the creation within it of a pluralist imagination. - Claire…

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