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Bricks and Mortals: the history of eugenics, told through buildings

13 November - 22 December 2017

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…

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Social Cognition Seminar

15 December 2017

Speaker: Filip Gesiarz, UCL “How reward distributions determine subjective value and inequality”

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The Museum of Ordinary Animals

21 September - 16 December 2017

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,…

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UCL MA Museum Studies Exhibition: Sex and Symbolism

8 May 2017 - 27 April 2018

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…

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What does it mean to be human?

26 September 2017 - 28 February 2018

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…

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Creature Creations

16 December 2017

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…

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Bartlett International Lecture Series Spring 2018

10 January 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),…

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The science and culture of sleep and sleeplessness

10 January 2018

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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“Lies, Damned Lies, and Project Plans”: Human Errors that Make a Mockery of Infrastructure Planning

10 January 2018

Infrastructure projects have an abysmal and expensive record of failed delivery, often running far over budget and behind schedule, and costing their sponsors billions. Examples…

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What is a university education and where is it going?

11 January 2018

British universities are among the world’s most successful, as shown by their research performance and their attractiveness to international students, yet a never ending source of controversy…

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