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09:00 14 June - 17:00 16 December 2013

Digital Frontiers


Octagon Gallery | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Ever wondered what the prisoners would have eaten in Jeremy Bentham’s ideal Panopticon building? Or what terrible things he did to earwigs when he was a boy? Or what one of the first weather charts looked like? Fancy trying your hand at transcribing a Bentham manuscript?

Find out by visiting the new Octagon exhibition, Digital Frontiers, launched this week and running until the end of December. The exhibition not only displays original Special Collections material - manuscripts from the Bentham Collection, including his suggestions for prison recipes, and one of the first weather charts, from the Galton Collection – but also enables you to zoom in, using touch screens, on digital images, transcriptions and information alongside the originals, so that you can try reading and transcribing the documents yourself. The exhibition also includes a wonderful range of items from UCL Museums And Collections.


Sussanah Chan
+44(0)20 7679 3163 | sussanah.chan@ucl.ac.uk