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Saturday 9 December 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…


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.…


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 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


Sexual Rights are Human Rights: What about Sexual Pleasure?

18:00  — 20:00

The Global Advisory Board (GAB) for Sexual Health and Wellbeing, in collaboration with the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health and Durex™, are organising an interactive panel discussion…


Tuesday 12 December 2017

'Worth Dying For?' - Berta Cáceres and violence against land rights defenders in Honduras

17:30  — 19:00

'Worth Dying For?' explores the aftermath of the murder of Honduras’ most well-known environmental activist Berta Cáceres, and the dramatic levels of violence targeting land rights…


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

Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: what kind of Brexit do people want?

18:00  — 19:30

In September the Constitution Unit convened a Citizens’ Assembly to engage in detailed, reflective and informed discussions about what the UK’s post-Brexit relations with the European…


Does the UK do too much research?

18:00  — 19:30

The UK Government’s commitment to increase total UK R&D investment to 3% of GDP, and 2.4% milestone in 2027, will see a significant uplift in public R&D funding. Announcements of substantive…

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…


Fake News and Echo Chambers: the Ethics of Partisan Media Consumption

15:00  — 17:00

Most politically aligned citizens live in echo chambers. In an era of unprecedented access to diverse media, they consume the vast majority of their news from a handful of sources,…


Slade Open Studios

10:00  — 16:00

The Slade opens its doors to the public, inviting visitors, UCL students, staff and prospective applicants to look round the studios, see students at work and meet both Slade students and staff from 10am - 4pm.

Thursday 14 December 2017

UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr Shoba Amarnath

12:00  — 13:00

Speaker: Dr Shoba Amarnath, Newcastle University Host: Dr Ben Seddonr


Friday 15 December 2017

Women in Vision UK Inaugural Meeting

09:30  — 15:00

The Women in Vision UK network is being set up to promote connections between women working in the field of vision and eye research, foster collaborations and mentoring, and overall…

Saturday 16 December 2017

Creature Creations

13:30  — 16:30

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection…


Tuesday 9 January 2018

Subjectivity and care in the context of "forced marriage"

13:00  — 14:00

Dr Mody will consider ways in which acts of kinship amongst British South Asians such as the suitable arrangement of a child’s marriage can be rejected by the child as an act of care…

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Bartlett International Lecture Series Spring 2018


The Bartlett School of Architecture International Lecture Series welcomes renowned speakers from around the world. Speakers for Spring 2018 will include Sir Peter Cook (CRAB Studio),…


IMN seminar – Interneuron diversity tailors spinal circuit organization to control the speed of locomotion

13:00  — 14:00

Speaker: Professor Abdel El Manira (Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden) IMN seminar – Interneuron diversity tailors spinal circuit organization to control the…


The science and culture of sleep and sleeplessness

11:15  — 21:00

Sleep is an enormous part of our lives and has fascinated scientists, artists and writers for centuries: Why do we sleep? And why do we sometimes struggle to sleep? This symposium…


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