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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…


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…


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

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.


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…


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

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

Sheet music

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…


Saturday 9 December 2017

Explore Zoology

13:00  — 16:00

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many teeth a dolphin has? Bring along your budding zoologists and be inspired by the natural world.…


Monday 11 December 2017

Multisensory integration at the crossroads of attention, conflict and awareness - ICN Autumn Term Seminar Series

16:00  — 17:00

Speaker: Salvador Soto-Faraco, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Barcelona Host: Mairead MacSweeney


Tuesday 12 December 2017

ALS Seminar Series: Overcoming muscle paralysis using stem cells and optogenetics

12:00  — 13:00

Speaker: Barney Bryson - Sobell Department, Institute of Neurology, UCL Host: Linda Greensmith This is part of the ALS Seminar Series. All welcome.


Launch of UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD): supporting social scientists across the disciplinary spectrum at UCL

17:30  — 19:30

Join us to formally launch UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD). This will be an ideal opportunity for UCL researchers to discover how our Domain can support them and facilitate…


Wednesday 13 December 2017

Early Childhood Education and Care: Alternative Perspectives, New Debates

13:15  — 18:30

Join us for an afternoon conference and stay for the launch of ‘The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy’ with Professor Jane Payler at UCL Institute of Education. Early childhood…


JBS Haldane Lecture - Dr Heather Douglas: Can the Public Trust Experts?

17:00  — 20:00

Although general trust in expertise remains relatively high, trust in specific expertise has seen drops for some publics. More worrisome, the relationship between experts and the public…


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