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19:30 - 21:30 14 November 2017

Another brick in the wall?


Bloomsbury Studio | Wolfson House (link Map)
2-10 Stephenson Way | London | NW1 2HE | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Subhadra Das, Curator, UCL Collections, Subhadra Das is a historian, history of science communicator, writer and museum curator at UCL where she works with the UCL Pathology and Science Collections to tell decolonial stories in engaging and enlightening ways. She regularly talks to diverse audiences in classes, seminars, lectures, public talks and stand-up comedy about all aspects of her work from collections management to working with human remains. Her main area of research is the history of science and medicine in the 19th and 20th Centuries, specifically the history of scientific racism.

Sometimes, if you don't laugh you'll cry. UCL Collections Curator Subhadra Das has managed to find the funny in UCL’s history of eugenics and scientific racism. She thinks that if we learn about and laugh about it together, we can change the legacy of that challenging history for the better.

Join her, and UCL students and staff Amanda Moorghen, Oz Ismail, Asma Ashraf and Mike Sulu as they share their experiences of working in academia at the point where science and society collide. Hosted by iconoclastic comedian Sophie Duker.

This is the launch event for the new UCL Culture exhibition Bricks + Mortals, A history of eugenics told through buildings, scheduled to open on November 13, 2017.


Subhadra Das
+44 (0)20 7679 2582 | subhadra.das@ucl.ac.uk


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