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Public events at UCL September–December 2013

www.ucl.ac.uk/events

Welcome to Brain Food, UCL’s public events leaflet, showcasing a range of public talks, lectures, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and performances taking place at the university throughout autumn 2013. The ever popular UCL Lunch Hour Lectures return for an exciting brand new season, with topics covering population growth, sexual orientation in the Middle Ages and whether rap should be incorporated into the school syllabus (p.15–19). See our activities section, p.10–14, if you’re looking for something fun and inspiring to do. Walking tours, hat-making and a hands-on astronomy festival are just some of the highlights this autumn. The events listed here are only a small selection of what’s on offer: for more information on each event or for a full listing, please visit our online events calendar:

www.ucl.ac.uk/events

Cover image: Professor Challenger by Anthony Diecidue. See page 9 for event details of the ‘Challenger unbound’ symposium. Mon 9 Dec | 9am–7pm

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Events diary

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33 Please note: all events are free and open to all, unless otherwise stated. Watch online www.youtube.com/UCLTV http://itunes.ucl.ac.uk Read our blog http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/events Subscribe to our newsletter events@ucl.ac.uk Follow on Twitter @UCLEvents

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Talks Lectures Discussions

LandSCAPE Join us for an afternoon dedicated to exploring the theme of landscape, curated by UCL’s Student Engagers and illustrated using work from the UCL Art Museum. From the aesthetics of the pastoral horizon to blitzed urban spaces, visitors will go to various locations to discuss various ways of experiencing scape. Fri 6 Sep | 2–5pm UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Show’N’Tell: Bones As part of this series, we invite UCL researchers to showcase just one object from the museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Joining us this time ‘round will be Ben Garrod, a PhD student studying primate evolution, but one who has a long-held passion for all things bone. Fri 20 Sep | 1–2pm UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

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Wellbeing in the ancient world Carole Reeves (UCL Science & Technology Studies) explores the search for wellbeing in the ancient past. Attention to one’s diet, lifestyle, environment, rest, exercise, sex life, bowel movements and emotional state were integral to preserving health and maintaining wellbeing in communities from Cathay to Carthage. Thurs 3 Oct | 6.30–8pm Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology d.challis@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Jewish identity and Israeli foreign policy This lecture by Dr Christopher Schilling (Visiting Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires) will focus on the concept of friendship within the Talmud and its implications for the understanding of Israeli foreign policy. Its aim is also to understand the importance for Israel of making friends among the international community of states. Thurs 10 Oct | 6.45–8pm Pearson Lecture Theatre ijs@ucl.ac.uk | +44 (0)20 7679 3520

Latin as a language of translation in Elizabethan England Translating from and into Latin in 16th- and 17th-century England was an exercise to create linguistic fluency, but also to make writings available to a larger number of readers. This lecture by Professor Gesine Manuwald (UCL Greek and Latin) will shed light on translation practices and the educational context in the Elizabethan period. Thurs 10 Oct | 6.30–8pm Pre-booking essential Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry LT g.brodie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 1317

Cynocephalus skeleton from the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. ‘Show’N’Tell’, 20 September 1–2pm.

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Egypt on the stage

The Jews from the island of Rhodes

A series of events looking at Egypt on the stage - and exploring, among many themes, the popularity and origins of the Sand Dance. Featuring talks, screenings and demonstrations.

The ancient Ottoman Sephardic Jewish community of Rhodes was deported to Auschwitz in June 1944 and perished there. Professor Aron Rodrigue (Stanford University) will focus on the diaspora of Rhodes Jewry, especially after the Holocaust, and explore how and why they created such an unusual and distinctive Sephardic global diasporic identity.

Tues 15 & Weds 16 Oct | 6pm Sat 19 Oct | 1pm Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology h.pike@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Mon 21 Oct | 6.45–8pm Chadwick Lecture Theatre UCL main campus ijs@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 3520

What has technology ever done for animals?

‘No tincture of learning’?: Aphra Behn as (re)writer and translator

Join the team from the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology for an evening of discussion and demonstrations of some of the latest technological innovations in the field of wildlife conservation from the Technology for Nature Team, as we ask: what has technology ever done for animals?

Aphra Behn (1640–89) was one of the foremost female writers and translators in Europe of her time. In this lecture, Dr Alison Martin (University of Reading) will explore how she styled herself as a translator of early scientific writing, before comparing her with British women working in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Fri 18 Oct | 6.30–8.30pm Old Refectory, UCL main campus zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

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Thurs 24 Oct | 6–7.30pm Pre-booking essential Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry LT g.brodie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 1317

Modernist Egyptian sculpture An exploration of the different ways in which Egyptian sculpture has influenced 20th century modernist artists in Britain, particularly Jacob Epstein, Ronald Moody and Edna Manley. Researchers on this project also consider how ideas around ‘primitivism’, such as those voiced by Flinders Petrie, influenced attitudes to African sculpture.

Rescue during the Holocaust: sources and causes In a lecture drawing from his forthcoming book on the causes of the Holocaust, and based upon survivor sources drawn from several archives, Professor Timothy Snyder (Yale University) will seek to explain the reasons why the rescue of Jews was more or less likely at different times and places in Europe.

Thurs 24 Oct | 6.30–8pm Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology d.challis@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Weds 30 Oct | 6.45–8pm Pearson Lecture Theatre ijs@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 3520

A piece from the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. More at ‘Modernist Egyptian sculpture’, 24 October 6.30–8pm.

Aphra Behn, writer and translator. ‘No tincture of learning’, 24 October 6–7.30pm. 05

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A night of terror from the tomb

Ideas Slam

The first half of the 20th century contributed substantially to the popularisation of ancient Egypt in the public imagination. Join fragrance expert Odette Toilette and Egyptologist John J. Johnston on an exploration, through image, text and scent, to create a spookily stylish atmosphere in the surroundings of the Petrie Museum.

A chance to meet the Petrie’s new curator Alice Stevenson as she chairs an Ideas Slam. Two Egyptologists present their theories on the origins and purposes of objects from the collection and you, the audience, decide which you prefer. Join in the debate and bring your own ideas too.

Thurs 31 Oct | 6–8pm Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology h.pike@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Thurs 7 Nov | 6–8pm Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology h.pike@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

The 2013 UCL Lancet Lecture: Charity does not rhyme with development

Literalism, expediency and decorum: the contradictions of Victorian translation publishing

Dr Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health for the Republic of Rwanda, will share her country’s experiences mobilising partnerships on the long road to universal health coverage. She will outline how open access research might reinvigorate the pursuit of health for all.

This paper by Dr Carol O’Sullivan (University of Bristol) focuses on series publishing in the Victorian period and, in particular, on Henry Bohn, who launched several commercially successful and influential book series including the ‘Standard Library’ and the ‘Classical Library’.

Weds 6 Nov | 5.30–7pm Pre-booking essential (from 9 September) Kennedy Lecture Theatre UCL Institute of Child Health www.ucllancetlecture2013.eventbrite.co.uk +44 (0)20 3108 3842 06

Thurs 14 Nov | 6–7.30pm Pre-booking essential Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry LT g.brodie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 1317

17th Annual Grant Lecture: Fossils, climate change and the future of life on earth Using fossil evidence, Dr Paul Upchurch (UCL Earth Sciences) presents the latest findings on the complex relationship between global climate change and how animals have been spread around the world. The lecture is followed by a free drinks reception and a private view of the Grant Museum. Tues 19 Nov | 6.30–9pm JZ Young Lecture Theatre d.veall@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Dragonfly fossil from the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. ‘17th Annual Grant Lecture’, 19 November 6.30–9pm.

The amazing adventures of a Hebrew manuscript from medieval England Hebrew manuscripts produced in medieval England have been attracting increasing scholarly attention. Dr Theodor Dunkelgrün (University of Cambridge) will trace the extraordinary story of one Hebrew manuscript written before the expulsion of Jews from England in 1290. Who wrote it? Who owned it? Who stole it? And who tried to describe it? Thurs 21 Nov | 6.45–8pm Pearson Lecture Theatre ijs@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 3520

‘A night of terror from the tomb’, 31 October 6–8pm. 07

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Pop-up talk: Egyptian and Indian women at the interwar Slade School of Fine Art Curator Gemma Romain explores the history of the Slade in the interwar period, with a focus on some of the women of Egyptian and Indian heritage who studied there. It focuses on uncovering traces in the archives that reveal aspects of the experiences of interwar students of African and Asian heritage. Tues 26 Nov | 1–2pm UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

My father – the good Nazi? Otto von Wächter was an indicted war criminal implicated in the deaths of thousands of Jews. So how can his son, Horst, refuse to condemn him? Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) spoke to him for a book on the origins of international criminal law. This talk will be based on their conversations. Weds 27 Nov | 6.45–8pm Pearson Lecture Theatre ijs@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 3520

The intellectual consequences of the First World War

Schleiermacher and Plato, hermeneutics and translation

Following the First World War, John Maynard Keynes became famous for his book, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, holding Lloyd George particularly responsible for the defects of the Versailles peace treaty. Peter Clarke (Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge) will explore the wider clash of ideas between the two men.

Schleiermacher’s lecture On the different methods of translating is famous for contrasting the method of “bringing the foreign author to the reader” with that of “taking the reader to the foreign author”. Professor Theo Hermans (UCL Dutch) will argue that Schleiermacher developed his hermeneutic theory largely as a result of translating Plato.

Weds 27 Nov | 6–7pm Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre History.office@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 1340

Thurs 28 Nov | 6–7.30pm Pre-booking essential Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry LT g.brodie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 1317

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Challenger unbound A century has passed since the publication of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. This one-day symposium offers an ideal opportunity to take stock of the Professor Challenger narratives and reassess what these three novels and two short stories can offer to new generations of scholars, students and enthusiasts. Mon 9 Dec | 9am–7pm | symposium Pre-booking essential Haldane Room wai.ue.10@ucl.ac.uk www.ucl.ac.uk/english/News-and-Events +44 (0)78 4942 8351

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World at the ‘Challenger unbound’ symposium. 9 December 9–7pm.

‘Transportation is civilisation’: Ezra Pound’s poetics of translation In this lecture, Dr Andrés Claro (Universidad de Chile) will argue that Ezra Pound’s groundbreaking poetics of translation – “plain meaning” charged by musical, imagistic or contextual effects – overlap with his best legacy as a writer, with consequent impact on modernist and contemporary literature. Thurs 12 Dec | 6–7.30pm Pre-booking essential Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry LT g.brodie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 1317

Gemma Romain talks ‘Egyptian and Indian women at the interwar Slade School of Fine Art’. 26 November 1–2pm. 09

Activities Workshops Family events

MayaGlyphs 2013 Come to ‘Maya at the Thames’ for some fun and games! The second Annual Maya Hieroglyphics workshop at the UCL Institute of Archaeology will give you the opportunity to learn about glyphs, iconography and the Mesoamerican ballgame – including the practical application of your knowledge in a Maya ballgame tournament! Fri 20–Sun 22 Sep | Fri 5.30–7.30pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–4pm Pre-booking essential UCL Institute of Archaeology mayaglyphsucl@gmail.com www.ucl.ac.uk/mayaglyphs

Open House London 2013 UCL opens its doors to the public for this annual showcase of the capital’s architecture. UCL’s Museums & Collections will also be open and offering family activities. Sat 21 Sep | tours 9.30am–2pm UCL main campus www.londonopenhouse.org

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Explore zoology Ever wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or the number of spots a leopard has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists and be inspired to ask these questions and many more with our enthusiastic museum educators. Sat 28 Sep–Sat 23 Nov | 1–4.30pm | drop in UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Bloomsbury Festival: Life under the waves Make sure you pack your scuba equipment as we take you under the waves to discover the amazing animals that make the sea their home. Bring along your intrepid young oceanologists and dive underwater to peer into the mouth of a bull shark, tickle a turtle and arm-wrestle a lobster. Sat 19 & Sun 20 Oct | 1–4.30pm | drop in UCL Grant Museum of Zoology d.veall@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Your universe, UCL Festival of Astronomy: exhibits and lectures for schools and the general public Learn all about the lives of stars, from formation to death. Play God by building the universe from the Big Bang to our days. Talk to our young scientists who are studying newly discovered planets around distant stars and the mysteries hidden behind the dark universe. Thurs 10–Sat 12 Oct | 11am–6pm UCL main campus fd@star.ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)7974917878 Learn more about antennae galaxies at the ‘UCL Festival of Astronomy’, 10–12 October, 11am–6pm. 11

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Focus on the Positive For a very special ‘Focus on the Positive’, the Grant Museum welcomes some of UCL’s inspiring researchers who will tackle the big issues of today, inspired by the collection. Join us to hear UCL researchers pitch their ideas, and you can decide which ones get funded. Thurs 24 Oct | 7–8.30pm Pre-booking essential, £5 UCL Grant Museum of Zoology www.focuspositive.eventbrite.co.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Half-term activity: Hungry, hungry herbivores From dugongs to hippos and camels to snails, join us this half-term as we investigate some huge herbivores and some marvellous munchers. Take part in our fun specimen-based activities and discover which animal is the hungriest herbivore plus really important questions such as who produces the most poo. Mon 28 Oct–Sat 2 Nov | 1–4.30pm | drop in UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Black Bloomsbury: A walking tour

The subversive millinery

Join curator Gemma Romain on a walking tour through Bloomsbury, exploring histories of the African and Asian presence in the area during the 1920s and 1930s. Learn about the Indian Students Union, black visitors to the British Museum Reading Room and the fight against the ‘colour bar’ in the area.

Join us at UCL Art Museum for a unique evening of “anti-establishment” millinery. You will look at the creation and the cultural history of headpieces with Dr Susannah Walker, artist and teaching fellow in UCL History of Art, and make your own fascinator out of recycled materials.

Sat 26 Oct | 12–1.30pm Start at UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

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Thurs 31 Oct | 6–8.30pm Pre-booking essential at www.subversive-millinery.eventbrite.co.uk UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Halloween at the Grant Where better to spend Halloween than in a room of scary skeletons and skulls? Join us, if you dare, for a special late opening and discover the museum after dark and uncover some ghoulish animal facts along the way with Halloween-themed specimen labels. Thurs 31 Oct | 6.30–9pm Tickets £5 on the door, includes a glass of wine or soft drink UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Festival of Geology: UCL, the Geologists’ Association and Rockwatch Handle fantastic fossils, marvellous minerals and remarkable rocks. Try your hand at gem panning, identifying minerals and casting fossils, or come and listen to the range of talks on topics as varied as tropical forests at the poles, Mars exploration or the colour of dinosaurs. Suitable for all ages. Sat 2 Nov | 10.30am–4.30pm Wilkins Building, UCL main campus +44 (0)20 7679 7900 festival@geologistsassociation.org.uk

Make your own fascinator at the UCL Art Museum, See the size of a hippopotamus’s teeth: ‘The subversive millinery’. 31 October, 6.00–8.30pm. ‘Hungry herbivores’. 28 October–2 November, 1–4.30pm daily.

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UCL Museums treasure hunt: food for thought!

Petrie’s set – a seasonal walking tour of Egyptological Bloomsbury

Let the hunger lead you on a hunt through UCL’s Museums. Solve the clues to discover ancient eating habits, the animals that we call lunch and exactly how edible rocks are. There are prizes to be won by the team who solves and collects all the artefacts required from art, geology, Egyptian archaeology and zoology.

Join Egyptologist John J. Johnston as he takes you around the regular haunts of Professor Sir William Flinders Petrie and his fascinating circle from the ‘Golden Age’ of British Egyptology who lived and worked in Bloomsbury between 1882 and 1933. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served at the start.

Fri 8 Nov | 6.30–9pm Followed by free drinks reception and private view of the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology JZ Young Lecture Theatre +44 (02)0 3108 2052 zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk

Fri 6 Dec | 7–9pm Pre-booking essential Start at UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology d.challis@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Pop-up workshop: 3D scanning Join us at UCL Art Museum for a pop-up workshop on 3D scanning curated by Mona Hess, Research Assistant and PhD candidate in UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. Tues 19 Nov | 1–2pm UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

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Floe 004 one of the ice floes which were 3D scanned by ScanLAB in the Arctic in September 2011. See more at the Art Museum ‘3D Scanning workshop’, 19 November, 1–2pm.

Lunch Hour Lectures

UCL President and Provost inaugural Lunch Hour Lecture

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1.15–1.55pm

New UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur opens the 2013/14 Lunch Hour Lecture programme by outlining his vision for the future of UCL.

Darwin Lecture Theatre (accessed via Malet Place) Free, no need to book. Places are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive by 1pm to avoid disappointment. c.dean@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 3839 Watch live: www.ucl.ac.uk/lhl/streamed Watch online: www.youtube.com/ucllhl

Professor Michael Arthur

Please note that this lecture is being held in the Bloomsbury Theatre and will start at 1pm. Doors to the theatre will open at 12.15pm, with seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Thurs 3 Oct | 1–2pm UCL Bloomsbury Theatre

LOLZ! The science of laughter Professor Sophie Scott UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

If you ask people what makes them laugh, they will say “jokes”: however, if you look at when they laugh, a very different pattern emerges, in which laughter can be seen as an extremely important social emotion. This talk will explore the science of laughter and the ways that it is processed in our brains. Tues 8 Oct

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Lunch Hour Lectures

Dr Dre in the classroom

Patterns of nature

Professor John Sutherland UCL English

Professor Sofia Olhede UCL Statistical Science

Is rap/hip hop, as its proponents claim, the poetry of the contemporary street, and, if so, should it be incorporated into the syllabus? John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of English at UCL.

Scientists try to understand apparent patterns and structures from data. This is complicated because patterns can be deceiving; we are apt to see structure in noise. Professor Olhede will talk about her research in building statistical models to understand data and how we can model phenomena in time and space.

Thurs 10 Oct

Thurs 17 Oct

Global growth vs. human health: finding the balance

Holding it straight: sexual orientation in the Middle Ages

Professor Judith Stephenson UCL Institute for Women’s Health

Dr Bob Mills UCL History of Art

Population growth, global health, economic development and climate change are some of the big challenges that we face in the 21st century. This talk takes a historical look at how they are interconnected and what that might mean for the future.

Historians tend to be reticent about applying the phrase ‘sexual orientation’ to pre-Victorian periods, but should we be so quick to dismiss the concept? Focusing on depictions of virgins and sodomites – two seemingly opposing categories – this talk will explore how medieval encounters with sex were shaped by concepts of space and orientation.

Tues 15 Oct

Tues 22 Oct 16

Technology for nature

Animating architecture

Professor Kate Jones UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research

Ruari Glynn UCL Bartlett School of Architecture

Wild nature is declining rapidly as humans use more of the Earth’s resources and change climate patterns. Scientists studying the impact on wildlife and ecosystems now have access to huge amounts of data about our changing environment via new smartphone apps and other technology. The challenge now is how to analyse it! Thurs 24 Oct

Traditionally, we perceive the built environment to be inert and lifeless, but this is being challenged as our world is increasingly inhabited by artificially intelligent systems. Ruairi Glynn will present his recent commission for Tate Modern and talk about his practice bringing together perceptual psychology, interaction design, puppetry and robotics. Thurs 31 Oct

A good start in life Professor Yvonne Kelly UCL Epidemiology & Public Health

The more advantages a child has early in life, the better their health and socio-economic circumstances in adulthood. This talk will examine what factors during pregnancy and the early years of life set children off on better life trajectories, and what can be done to ensure that every child has a good childhood. Tues 29 Oct Professor John Sutherland talks rap/hip hop: ‘Dr Dre in the classroom’, 10 October 1.15–1.55pm. 17

Lunch Hour Lectures

Learning from vaccine scares: MMR and beyond

After Fukushima: risk and resilience to disasters in Japan

Dr Helen Bedford UCL Institute of Child Health

Professor Peter Sammonds UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

After clean water, childhood immunisation is the most effective intervention for protecting children against infectious diseases. This lecture will review recent vaccine safety scares and how we might learn from such events to ensure successful immunisation programmes in the future.

The Japanese islands face an extraordinary range of natural hazards – earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, lahars and tropical cyclones. In the wake of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, Professor Sammonds looks at the impact of disasters, recovery efforts and the building of resilience to natural hazards in Japan.

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Tues 19 Nov

Friday nights with Caine and Christie: remembering 1960s cinema-going

What goes on in the mind of a London cabbie?

Dr Matthew Jones UCL History

Dr Hugo Spiers UCL Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience

Cinema has long been associated with memory – its flickering images recalling past moments. However, what happens when we remember cinema itself? Is it the films we recall, or the experience of being in the darkened auditorium? This talk presents preliminary findings from the ongoing project, ‘Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s’.

Navigating a city such as London is a challenge. How do we, and the capital’s expert cabbies, use our brains to do this? New neuroscientific research is beginning to reveal the secrets.

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Thurs 21 Nov

Encounters with portraiture: exploring with the pencil and lens

Antibiotics: ever diminishing returns

Dryden Goodwin UCL Slade School of Fine Art

Professor Peter Taylor UCL School of Pharmacy

Artist and UCL Reader in Fine Art Dryden Goodwin will discuss his work engaging with expanded notions of portraiture. This lecture, coinciding with the UCL Slade’s print fair, will open up the lines in his practice between anonymity and intimacy, public and private, singular worlds and group dynamics.

Antibiotics are among the most beneficial drugs ever introduced into clinical practice. However, 80 years on from the discovery of penicillin, the abuse of antibiotics has led to the evolution of multidrug-resistant pathogens. New ways of thinking about bacterial infections and their control may provide society with the means to tackle these urgent threats.

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Tues 3 Dec

Does gender make you sick? Dr Sarah Hawkes UCL Population Health Sciences

Men take more risks with their health, get sicker and die younger than women do. But policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations. This talk will discuss how we might move forward to develop truly gender-equitable global health goals. Thurs 28 Nov

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Unravelling the mysteries of Stonehenge Dr Mike Parker Pearson UCL Institute of Archaeology

Stonehenge is one of the great mysteries of archaeology. Since 2003, there has been a major programme of research into this enigmatic monument, revealing entirely new findings about its age, its purpose and its context within its surrounding landscape. This lecture will cover some of the highlights of these recent investigations. Thurs 5 Dec

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Performances Film screenings Music

Space Showoff Space Showoff is an anarchic space-themed cabaret night celebrating the European Planetary Science Congress at UCL this September. Join top space experts, comedians and performers from UCL and beyond for a night that’ll be funny, educational and stuffed to the brim with planets, moons, stars and other space-y goodness. Thurs 12 Sep | 7.30–10pm Pre-booking essential £10/£7 conc. UCL Bloomsbury Theatre www.scienceshowoff.org

The Petrie Film Club Launch Join us for the launch of the Petrie Film Club – a chance to donate to the Petrie as a member of the club and see up to six special screenings of film and TV work throughout the year with introductory talks, discussion and drinks in the atmospheric museum itself. Thurs 26 Sep | 6–8.30pm | film screening Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology h.pike@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

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UCL Grant Museum of Zoology presents:The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) on the big screen

Judging the generals: human rights trials in Chile 15 years after the Pinochet case

While out enjoying a boating trip, Scott Carey passes through a mysterious cloud of radioactive mist with some dire consequences. Historian of biology and film buff Professor Joe Cain (UCL Science and Technology Studies) introduces a film that will make you question your very existence.

Film screening and dialogue with Judge Alejandro Solis, a Chilean judge who investigated Augusto Pinochet and resolved many of Chile’s major dictatorship-era human rights cases.

Tues 1 Oct | 6.30–9pm | film screening Followed by a drinks reception JZ Young Lecture Theatre zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Mon 14 Oct | 4–7.30pm | film screening and dialogue Pre-booking essential Lecture Theatre 103, 1st floor, 51 Gordon Square www.chilean-generals-trials.eventbrite.co.uk

UCL Chamber Music Club concert Our new season opens with a varied programme, including Chopin’s Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder, together with Barber’s Canzone and Copland’s Duo, both for flute and piano. The concert will be followed by refreshments and a chance to meet the committee. Thurs 3 Oct | 5.30–6.30pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

Space Showoff, 12 September 7.30–10pm.

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UCL Chamber Music Club concert

UCL Chamber Music Club concert: Adolescence

“Let nature have you for a while!” – Scandinavian Landscape in Song explores the vital role of nature and landscape in the repertoire of Scandinavian song, with works by Grieg, Sibelius and Delius among others.

This lunchtime concert features composers’ early works and pieces that they have written for and about youth, including Gustav Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A minor, extracts from Ma mère l’oye for piano duet by Maurice Ravel, and Leoš Janáček’s Pohádka for cello and piano.

Tues 15 Oct | 6–7pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

Fri 1 Nov | 1.10–1.55pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

The Petrie Film Club presents Lair of the White Worm

A joint concert with Oxford & Cambridge Musical Club. The UCL contribution will include music for flute and piano.

An archaeological dig in the Peak District unearths an ancient evil as Ken Russell’s inimitable mise-en-scène collides with both British folklore and the text of Bram Stoker’s final novel, providing Amanda Donohoe with a career-defining role as the monstrous Lady Sylvia Marsh. Introduced by John J. Johnston.

Wed 30 Oct | 7–10pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

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Sat 2 Nov | 6–9pm | film screening Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology h.pike@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Bright Club: Fire Remember, remember the 5th of November, and come along to Bright Club: Fire. Join 10 UCL researchers – along with three of London’s best comedians – as they channel their inner comic genius to show us that university research isn’t always as serious as you might think.

UCL Chamber Music Club concert A concert presented by performers from UCLU Music Society. Thurs 14 Nov | 5.30–6.30pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

Tues 5 Nov | 7.30–10pm Pre-booking essential, £8 UCL Bloomsbury Theatre www.brightclub.org +44 (0)20 31081198

Ken Russell’s Lair of the White Worm, Petrie Film Club, 2 November 6–9pm. Photo by Central Press/Getty Images

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The Petrie Film Club presents Eye on the Needle

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

A screening of a new documentary, Eye on the Needle, about Cleopatra’s Needle, an ancient Egyptian obelisk situated on London’s Embankment. The film follows Dr Paul Harrison (UCL) as he investigates the history of the monument and its current state of preservation. There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers afterwards.

This lunchtime concert will include Lieder and piano music by Schubert. Fri 22 Nov | 1.10–1.55pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

Thurs 14 Nov | 6–8.30pm | film screening Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology h.pike@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Concert in the Quad, 3 December, 12–8pm.

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UCL Chamber Music Club Christmas concert, 10 December, 6–7pm.

Concert in the Quad In the daytime, there will be a range of food and gift stalls in the Quad, while the evening activities will include musical performances from UCLU clubs and societies and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Tues 3 Dec | 12–8pm Main Quad, UCL main campus t.withstandley@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 7902

UCL Chamber Music Club concert The club’s Christmas concert will feature Corelli’s Christmas Concerto for strings and the CMC Chamber Choir performing excerpts from J.S.Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, together with a newly composed work by Roger Beeson. Seasonal refreshments will be served after the concert. Tues 10 Dec | 6–7pm North Cloisters, UCL main campus www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

UCL Chamber Music Club concert The programme will include Fauré’s 1st Piano Quartet, the composer’s first major chamber work. Thurs 5 Dec | 5.30–6.30pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

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Exhibitions

Black Bloomsbury The Black Bloomsbury exhibition highlights the history of the black presence in Bloomsbury between 1918 and 1948, emphasising themes of geographical spaces, migration, race, and political struggles. It features art works and archival documents co-curated with Dr Gemma Romain and Dr Caroline Bressey of the Equiano Centre. Until Fri 13 Dec | Mon–Fri 1–5pm UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

‘Black Bloomsbury’, featuring this Monnington piece. Until 13 December, Monday–Friday 1–5pm. 26

Digital frontiers exhibition Ever wondered what the prisoners would have eaten in Jeremy Bentham’s ideal Panopticon building? This new exhibition not only displays original Special Collections material – manuscripts from the Bentham Collection, including his suggestions for prison recipes – but also enables you to zoom in, using touch screens, on digital images and transcriptions alongside the originals. Until Mon 16 Dec | all day Octagon Gallery, UCL main campus sussanah.chan@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 3163

The National Hospital, Queen Square: from research to patient This photographic exhibition showcases images from the archives of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, which are housed in and managed by Queen Square Library. They provide a fascinating window into the foundation and development of a specialist hospital that has grown to become one of the foremost of its kind in the world. Mon 9 Sep–Fri 1 Nov | all day South Cloisters, UCL main campus sarah.lawson@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3448 4709

Open House London: pop-up display The UCL Art Museum is participating in Open House London with a pop-up display of some extraordinary architectural drawings by William Wilkins, architect of UCL’s Wilkins Building, and John Flaxman, neoclassical sculptor. Sat 21 Sep | 1.30–4pm UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540 Visit the Octagon Gallery for the ‘Digital frontiers exhibition’. Running all day until 16 December. 27 11

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Open House London at the Petrie Museum

Pop-up display: Press photography of Red Vienna, 1929–1938

A chance to find out more about the history of the building in Malet Place, which was once a horse hospital and is now home to the Petrie Collection. Follow a horse-themed trail around the museum and meet some equine friends.

Join us at UCL Art Museum for a pop-up display and discussion curated by Eva Branscome and Catalina Meija, researchers at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. They will present a series of anonymous photographs of Vienna created or used by the North American press that record a particularly volatile time.

Sat 21 Sep | 10am–5pm Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology h.pike@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Tues 12 Nov | 1–2pm UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Ramsay and the Nobel discovery

UCLoo Festival 2013

This year marks the centenary of the retirement of Sir William Ramsay, one-time head of UCL Chemistry and the discoverer of the Noble gases. UCL Chemistry Collections will celebrate by putting on a special pop-up, featuring the world’s ‘first’ neon sign and Ramsay’s original experimental tubes in action.

More than 2.6 billion people in developing countries do not have access to a safe toilet and flushing toilets use water, one of our most precious resources, to wash human waste away. The world needs a new toilet. UCLoo Festival will showcase the latest revolution in public health and sustainability.

Fri 1 Nov | 1–3pm The Rock Room, South Wing UCL main campus nicholas.booth@ucl.c.uk +44 (0)20 7679 0664

Tues 19 Nov–Tues 3 Dec | 10am–4pm North Lodge and North Observatory Main Quad, UCL main campus t.teh@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4837

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Slade Print Fair A sale of prints and multiples by UCL Slade School of Fine Art staff, students, alumni and special guests including Phyllida Barlow, Susan Hiller, Tim Head and Alison Wilding. All proceeds will go to support student scholarships. Thurs 28–Sat 30 Nov | 10am–6pm UCL Slade Research Centre Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB g.hailstone@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 7040

Pop-up display: Challenger unbound To complement the symposium ‘Challenger unbound’, which celebrates a century since the publication of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, UCL Art Museum displays works from the collection looking at themes explored in the stories. The display is curated by Tom Ue, SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and Canadian Centennial Scholar, UCL English. Mon 9 Dec | 1–2pm UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Sir William Ramsay’s experimental tubes will feature in ‘Ramsay and the Nobel discovery’, 1 November 1–3pm.

St. Michael Overcoming Satan by John Flaxman, to feature in ‘Open House London’, 21 September 1.30–4pm. 29

Events diary

Date

Until 13 Dec Until 16 Dec 6 Sep

Time

1–5pm Mon–Fri All day

Title

Black Bloomsbury Digital frontiers exhibition

Page

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2–5pm

LandSCAPE

9 Sep –1 Nov 12 Sep

All day 7.30–10pm

The National Hospital, Queen Square: from research to patient Space Showoff

20 Sep

1–2pm

Show’N’Tell: Bones

2

20–22 Sep 21 Sep

Various

MayaGlyphs 2013

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9.30am–2pm Open House London 2013

10

21 Sep

10am–5pm

Open House London at the Petrie Museum

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21 Sep 26 Sep 28 Sep & 23 Nov 1 Oct

1.30–4pm 6–8.30pm 1–4.30pm

Open House London: Pop–up display The Petrie Film Club Launch Explore zoology

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6.30–9pm

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3 Oct

1–2pm

UCL Grant Museum of Zoology presents: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) on the big screen UCL President and Provost inaugural Lunch Hour Lecture

3 Oct

5.30–6.30pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

3 Oct

6.30–8pm

Wellbeing in the ancient world

3

8 Oct

1.15–1.55pm LOLZ! The science of laughter

15

10–12 Oct 10 Oct

11am–6pm

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10 Oct

6.30–8pm

Latin as a language of translation in Elizabethan England

10 Oct

6.45–8pm

Jewish identity and Israeli foreign policy

14 Oct

4–7.30pm

15 Oct

Your Universe, UCL Festival of Astronomy: exhibits and lectures for schools and the general public 1.15–1.55pm Dr Dre in the classroom

Judging the generals: human rights trials in Chile 15 years after the Pinochet case 1.15–1.55pm Global growth vs. human health: finding the balance

15–16 Oct, 19 Oct 15 Oct

6pm

Egypt on the stage

1pm 6–7pm

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

17 Oct

1.15–1.55pm Patterns of nature

18 Oct

6.30–8.30pm What has technology ever done for animals?

19 & 20 Oct

1–4.30pm

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Bloomsbury Festival: Life under the waves

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16 3 3 21 16 4 22 16 4 11

21 Oct

6.45–8pm

22 Oct

1.15–1.55pm Holding it straight: sexual orientation in the middle ages

The Jews from the island of Rhodes

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24 Oct

1.15–1.55pm Technology for nature

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24 Oct

6–7.30pm

24 Oct

6.30–8pm

‘No tincture of learning’?: Aphra Behn as (re)writer and translator Modernist Egyptian sculpture

24 Oct

7–8.30pm

Focus on the Positive

12

26 Oct

12–1.30pm

Black Bloomsbury: A walking tour

12

28Oct–2 1–4.30pm Half–term activity: Hungry, hungry herbivores Nov 29 Oct 1.15–1.55pm A good start in life

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4 5

12 17

30 Oct

6.45–8pm

Rescue during the Holocaust: sources and causes

30 Oct

7–10pm

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

5

31 Oct

1.15–1.55pm Animating architecture

31 Oct

6–8pm

A night of terror from the tomb

31 Oct

6–8.30pm

The subversive millinery

12

31 Oct

6.30–9pm

Halloween at the Grant

13

1 Nov

1.10–1.55pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert: Adolescence

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1 Nov

1–3pm

Ramsay and the Nobel discovery

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2 Nov

Festival of Geology: UCL, the Geologists’ Association and Rockwatch The Petrie Film Club presents: Lair of the White Worm

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2 Nov

10.30am– 4.30pm 6–9pm

5 Nov

7.30–10pm

Bright Club: Fire

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6 Nov

5.30–7pm

7 Nov

6–8pm

The 2013 UCL Lancet Lecture: Charity does not rhyme with development Ideas Slam

8 Nov

6.30–9pm

UCL Museums treasure hunt: food for thought!

12 Nov

1–2pm

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Pop–up display: Press photography of Red Vienna, 1929–1938 1.15–1.55pm Learning from vaccine scares: MMR and beyond

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14 Nov

1.15–1.55pm Friday nights with Caine and Christie: remembering 1960s cinema–going 5.30–6.30pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

14 Nov

6–7.30pm

14 Nov 19 Nov –3 Dec 19 Nov 19 Nov

1.15–1.55pm After Fukushima: risk and resilience to disasters in Japan

12 Nov 14 Nov

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6–8.30pm

Literalism, expediency and decorum: the contradictions of Victorian translation publishing The Petrie Film Club presents Eye on the Needle

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10am–4pm

UCLoo Festival 2013

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1–2pm

Pop–up workshop: 3D scanning

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Events diary

19 Nov

6.30–9pm

21 Nov

17th Annual Grant Lecture: Fossils, climate change and the future of life on earth 1.15–1.55pm What goes on in the mind of London cabbie?

21 Nov

6.45–8pm

22 Nov

The amazing adventures of a Hebrew manuscript from medieval England 1.10–1.55pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

26 Nov

1–2pm

27 Nov

Pop–up talk: Gemma Romain talks about Egyptian and Indian women at the interwar Slade School of Fine Art 1.15–1.55pm Encounters with portraiture: exploring with the pencil and lens 6–7pm The intellectual consequences of the First World War

27 Nov

6.45–8pm

26 Nov

My father – the good Nazi?

28 Nov 10am–6pm Slade Print Fair – 30 Nov 28 Nov 1.15–1.55pm Does gender make you sick?

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28 Nov

6–7.30pm

Schleiermacher and Plato, hermeneutics and translation

3 Dec

12–8pm

Concert in the Quad

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3 Dec

1.15–1.55pm Antibiotics: ever diminishing returns

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5 Dec

1.15–1.55pm Unravelling the mysteries of Stonehenge

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5 Dec

5.30–6.30pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

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6 Dec

7–9pm

14

9 Dec

9am–7pm

Petrie’s set – a seasonal walking tour of Egyptological Bloomsbury Challenger unbound

9 Dec

1–2pm

Pop–up display: Challenger unbound

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10 Dec

6–7pm

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

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12 Dec

6–7.30pm

‘Transportation is civilization’: Ezra Pound’s poetics of translation

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Euston

Euston Square

7  UCL Grant Museum of Zoology Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE Mon–Fri, 1–5pm zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

ENDSLEIGH STREET

1  UCL main campus Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT +44 (0)20 7679 2000 www.ucl.ac.uk

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If you require any information about any accessibility requirements, please contact UCL Disability Services on:

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