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Thursday 19 October 2017

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…


Synaptopathies Seminar Series - Synapse degeneration and resilience: what we are learning from Wnt signals at the synapse

17:30  — 18:30

Speaker: Professor Patricia Salinas, UCL Part of the Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology Synaptopathies Seminar Series


Taboo - The ethics of abortion

13:10  — 13:55

Despite its legalisation in most western nations, a significant minority of people are still deeply morally opposed to abortion. Dr Greasley will explore exactly why the abortion problem…


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 Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr Nadia Guerra

12:00  — 13:00

Speaker: Dr Nadia Guerra, Imperial College London Host: Dr Viki Male


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…


Writings Through Time - The Power of Words: A Black Perspective

18:00  — 20:00

Using Timbuktu as a starting point we’ll take you on a literary journey back through time, dipping in and out of history. We’ll stop off to examine the impact of the written word: texts…


Friday 20 October 2017

Bentham Hackathon

UCL have teamed up with IBM to hack the writings of the philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). Bentham wrote on a vast array of subjects including democratic reform,…


Free bike maintenance & cycle safety awareness event

10:00  — 16:00

Cycling can be daunting in London, especially if you are new to the city. This event is aimed at making cycling that little bit safer! By attending this event you will: Receive free…

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

Sustainable Development in the Himalaya

18:00  — 21:00

UCL Humanitarian Institute evening public event on sustainable development in the Himalaya discussing Unconventional Energy Resources Humanitarian History in the Himalaya Tourism…

Sustainable Development in the Himalaya

Saturday 21 October 2017

Bloomsbury Festival

Once again, UCL is hosting the Bloomsbury Festival on Saturday 21 October, when a range of UCL researchers will show work related to the theme of Independence. There’ll be food, music,…


Sensational Ways of Seeing: Visual Impairment Hackathon

14:00  — 16:00

As part of the Bloomsbury Festival 2017, join us as we bring together groups of people with visual impairments and UCL researchers to hack technologies to create more accessible, inclusive,…


Tuesday 24 October 2017

Assessing Argentina’s October 2017 mid-term elections

18:00  — 20:00

This panel discussion will assess the outcome of Argentina’s legislative elections on 22 October 2017. For some, the mid-term elections is a gauge of the chances of former president…

Encore! Non-human personhood? Demanding legal rights for our next of kin

13:10  — 13:55

Is an orangutan an item of property or a being with legal rights? Around the globe, lawyers, philosophers and scientists have begun arguing such questions. While some say that only…



11:00  — 16:00

Gibbons are the singing, swinging primates and some of our closest living relatives. For one day only the Grant Museum of Zoology is celebrating the world’s most endangered apes with…


In Performance: Anthropocene Screen

18:30  — 20:30

As part of her residency at UCL Art Museum, Amanda Rice has curated a programme of artist's film dealing with themes of mining. See works by Caroline Doolin (Ireland), Louis Jack Horton…


Wednesday 25 October 2017

Hungry Hungry Herbivores

(until 28 Oct 17)

From dugongs to hippos and camels to snails join us for this half-term holidays as we investigate some huge herbivores and some marvellous munchers. Take part in our fun specimen based…


Postcolonial Trauma and the Politics of Memory: Performing Time in 'The Trial of Governor Eyre'

17:30  — 19:00

The Trial of Governor Eyre is a theatricalized trial written by Jamaican lawyer Bert Samuels to judge Governor Edward John Eyre for his bloody suppression of the Morant Bay Rebellion…


Thursday 26 October 2017

Emergent Quantum Mechanics 2017

09:00  — 17:00

On the occasion of David Bohm’s 100th birthday, questions will be addressed in search of a possible “deeper-level theory” for quantum mechanics that interconnects three fields of knowledge:…

Taboo - Speaking my mind or being myself? How should European law treat religious expression at work?

13:10  — 13:55

Religious symbols in work raise key issues about the future relationship between religion, law and state in Europe. Dr McCrea will ask whether courts should see religion as a form of…


Tales from Papyri – Family Friendly Reading

14:00  — 16:00

The ancient tale of The Shipwrecked Sailor hails from the papyrus collection of the Imperial Museum of St Petersburg and dates from Egypt’s Middle Kingdom (c. 2055 BC – c. 1650 BC).…


Tales from Papyri – over 18s only

18:00  — 19:00

Discovered in mysterious circumstances by British explorer Henry Westcar in 1823, this papyrus, relates a number of short tales of sorcery, lust, revenge, and divinity. This reading…


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