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Embroidered Minds: William Gowers & the Morris Family

16 November 2015 - 26 February 2016

William Morris, designer and social reformer, lived and worked in Queen Square from 1865-81. Embroidered Minds, a collaboration between artists, writers, doctors and academics, is…


Global LGBT+ issues and universities as 'global citizens'?

25 November 2015

A panel discussion on Global LGBT+ issues and the question of Universities as 'global citizens'. The overarching question, to which the panel will respond in various ways, will be the…


Animal Showoff

1 December 2015

The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy the Grant Museum at night. From the bizarre to the incredible, our film night,…



3 December 2015

Join the FRINGE Centre for our IAS Launch! The FRINGE Centre is based at the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies and funded by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. …


Ludic literature, literary games

7 December 2015

The transformation of popular literature and children’s literature into giant franchises of book, film and game is a commonplace event in contemporary culture. It is less common to…


The Paris attacks: how does extreme violence challenge our categories of thinking?

7 December 2015

During the past fortnight acts of extreme violence in public places in Paris and Bamako have joined recent attacks in cities from Ankara to Beirut and Baghdad. How are we to make sense…


A conference with Baroness Catherine Ashton

8 December 2015

The UCL Global Governance Institute and the UCL European Institute are pleased to announce they will host Baroness Catherine Ashton. Baroness Ashton is a British Labour politician…


The refugee crisis: Too little compassion or too much? 2015 Sakharov Debate

10 December 2015

Images of children washed up on a beach, newly erected border fences, and citizens welcoming arriving refugees in train stations have been populating our screens. They appeal to our…