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Public events at UCL: April–August 2014

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Welcome to UCL’s public events booklet, showcasing a range of public talks, lectures, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and performances taking place at the university throughout summer 2014. Come and visit the brilliant annual summer shows from the UCL Bartlett and Slade Schools or for a night of intrigue, attend the UCL Museums murder mystery for Museums at Night. You could also participate in the one-day symposium on New directions in Sherlock (p4) or hear about What’s making the world fat? (and what can we do?) (p9). While you are on campus, try our new UCL Audio Tour app, available from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Learn more about the Bloomsbury campus and the remarkable people who have studied, worked and lived here. The events 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: UCL Bartlett School of Architecture Summer Show, p30.

Talks

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Activities

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Lunch Hour Lectures

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Performances

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Exhibitions

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Events diary

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Venues/maps

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

UCL ISR/UCL-Energy Joint Public Lecture: Dr Christof Rühl, BP plc Dr Christof Rühl, Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP plc, will be speaking at our first joint public lecture for 2014. He will outline the major features of the BP Energy Outlook 2035 and the role of carbon pricing in seeking to encourage a transition to a low-carbon energy system. Tues 1 April | 6–8pm | lecture Pre-booking essential Kennedy Lecture Theatre UCL Institute of Child Health sustainable-resources@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 5935

Innovation and risk management in biotechnology: pharmaceuticals, transfats and synthetic biology Risks? In some cases, precautionary approaches displace innovation; in other cases, risks are underaddressed until crises emerge and public alarm limits innovation. This presentation will focus on a third path of proactive and adaptive management of risks, with early engagement before crises and systematic reassessment as information emerges.

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Fri 4 April | 12–1.30pm | lecture Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre c.heslop@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 5773

Meet the curators – A Fusion of Worlds: ancient Egypt, African art and identity in modernist Britain Members of the group involved in putting on the ‘A Fusion of Worlds’ exhibition will be on hand to talk about the reappraisal of Egyptian sculpture during the early 20th century and the artists involved. Tues 8 April | 6–8pm | panel discussion Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

New directions in Sherlock The BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful series of all time. This one-day symposium focuses on the series to look back at its roots in Conan Doyle’s stories, situate it in light of contemporaneous adaptations and examine its treatment of race, gender, terrorism and international relations. Fri 11 April | 10am–7pm | symposium Pre-booking essential Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre ue_tom@hotmail.com +44 (0)78 4942 8351

New directions in Sherlock, 11 April 04

Talks/Lectures/Discussions

Global mental health: addressing the global burden of depression Depression is one of the world’s leading causes of disability, but according to the World Health Organisation, only a small proportion of those affected have access to treatment. In this panel discussion, hear what we can learn, worldwide, about how to treat it. Thurs 24 April | 5–7pm | panel discussion Pre-booking essential Kennedy Lecture Theatre c.hoyland@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7905 2352

On the road to Stonehenge Stonehenge is one of the greatest mysteries of world prehistory. The past decade of archaeological research has produced a wealth of new information and provided major insights into questions such as why it was built and why some of its stones were brought from nearly 200 miles away. Tues 6 May | 6.30–7.30pm | talk Pre-booking essential Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre t.rickards@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 1346

‘Congress of races’: W. E. B. DuBois and W. M. F. Petrie in conversation

The politics of coalitional presidentialism in Latin America

A discussion, led by Caroline Bressey (UCL Equiano Centre) and Debbie Challis, based on letters between the archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie and African-American activist and intellectual W. E. B. DuBois on the ‘Negro problem’, after the two men had met at the 1911 Universal Races Congress.

Elections in Latin America frequently produce presidents whose parties do not command a majority in the legislature. This presentation examines the tools that presidents use to form and maintain interparty coalitions in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador, while assessing the impact of these same tools on governance and democratic quality.

Tues 6 May | 6–8pm | lecture Pre-booking essential Lecture Theatre 103 UCL Institute of the Americas ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 9721 05

Wed 7 May | 5.30–7.30pm | talk Pre-booking essential Lecture Theatre 103 UCL Institute of the Americas ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk | +44 (0)20 3108 9721

Punishment, anatomy and recollection In the early modern city, the connection between public corporal punishment and the anatomical theatre became crucial. Drawing on the archive of the confraternity of San Giovanni Decollato in Rome, this lecture reconsiders this connection. Tues 13 May | 6.30–7.30pm | lecture Pre-booking essential Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre t.rickards@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 1346

On the road to Stonehenge, 6 May

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Talks/Lectures/Discussions

Annual Health Survey for England seminar

Past, present and future: the archive, the academy and the community

The Health Survey for England is an annual survey of a nationallyrepresentative random sample of people living in their own homes in England. This seminar will present results from the latest survey, HSE 2012, with a focus on physical activity in adults and children and on its importance for policymakers.

This lecture tells the story of archives and archivists in 20th-century England by examining the contributions of some characterful pioneers in the archives. It will look at how, in future, archivists and academics can best develop their distinctive contribution to society and the community, facilitating transparency and preserving memory.

Thurs 15 May | 2–5pm | seminar Pre-booking essential Basement Lecture Theatre 1–19 Torrington Place b.carter-szatynska@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)020 7679 5646

Pop-up talk: traditional printing techniques Join artist Ling Chiu for an introduction to fine art printmaking techniques. Using UCL Art Museum’s extensive collection of prints as a starting point, learn about analogue print techniques such as woodblock, engraving, etching and stone lithography. Tues 20 May | 1–2pm | talk UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

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Tues 20 May | 6.30–7.30pm | lecture Pre-booking essential Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre t.rickards@ucl.ac.uk | +44 (0)20 7679 1346

Phallic pots Explore our unusual terracotta pots depicting enormous phalluses being led in a procession, as well as the relationship Egyptologists such as Petrie had with the sexually explicit material that they uncovered in Egypt. Suitable for ages 16 and over. Thurs 22 May | 6–8pm Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

As British as a badger? In Britain, we have lost some of our most treasured wildlife such as the grey wolf. So, which species would you re-wild into the UK? Our expert panel will be pitching for your votes to decide. Followed by a private view of the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. Thurs 22 May | 7–9pm | panel discussion J. Z. Young Lecture Theatre zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Movement: through time and space, across landscapes, inside our bodies Join the Student Engagers for an evening exploring aspects of movement inspired by the Octagon Gallery’s Knowledge in Motion exhibit. Using UCL’s gallery and museum spaces, we investigate movements internal and external, mental and physical, historical and contemporary. Drinks and discussion to follow. Fri 23 May | 6.30–8pm | workshop Pre-booking essential UCL Art Museum college.art@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Traditional printing techniques, 20 May 08

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Pop-up talk: The future of printing techniques Join artist Ling Chiu for an introduction to fine art printmaking techniques. Using UCL Art Museum’s extensive collection of prints as a starting point, learn about serigraphy, photo etching and photolithography. Discuss the future of graphic work on paper with an overview of recent developments such as photopolymer and giclee/pigment printing. Tues 27 May | 1–2pm | talk UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

A decade in Digital Humanities In this lecture, Professor Terras looks back at the decade that she has spent at UCL working in the area of applying computing to different areas of humanistic research, ranging from Jeremy Bentham’s manuscripts and Roman documents from Hadrian’s Wall, to 3D scanning of museum collections and an app for text analysis. Tues 27 May | 6.30–7.30pm | lecture Pre-booking essential Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre t.rickards@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 1346 09

Mestizo Genomics: race mixture, nature and science in Latin America Drawing on ethnographic research in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, the contributors to Mestizo Genomics will explore how the concepts of race, ethnicity, nation and gender enter into, and are affected by, genomic research. Introduced by co-author Peter Wade. Wed 28 May | 5.30–7.30pm | lecture Pre-booking essential Lecture Theatre 103 UCL Institute of the Americas ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk | +44 (0)20 3108 9721

What’s making the world fat? (and what can we do?) Obesity is a major risk factor in many non-communicable diseases – and it’s a global problem. In this wide-ranging symposium, experts in their fields will come together to discuss drivers of obesity in early childhood, how we can build healthier cities and what the global food industry can do. Mon 2 June | 5–7pm | symposium Pre-booking essential A.V. Hill Lecture Theatre c.hoyland@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7905 2352

What can we do about global NCDs? (and why aren’t we doing it?) Non-communicable diseases are the world’s biggest killers, affecting not only the rich west, but also the poorest and most marginalised communities. Yet, most NCDs are preventable. This panel discussion will focus on workable solutions: from global funders, national laws, individual behaviour change and the world of business. Wed 4 June | 5–7pm | panel discussion Pre-booking essential Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre c.hoyland@ucl.ac.uk | +44 (0)20 7905 2352

Just our wild behaviour? Our species has changed the planet in a way no other animal has done in history. But are we any different from how other species affect their environment? Join us for a UCL Grant Museum of Zoology panel discussion on this question and hear about the effect had by other social complex species such as termites. Thurs 5 June | 7–9pm | panel discussion J. Z. Young Lecture Theatre zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052 Just our wild behaviour? 5 June

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Re-wilded Europe

Re-greening the Arctic

Across Europe, brown bears, Eurasian lynx and otters – along with several other animals – are making a remarkable comeback from historical low levels. Join us as we find out more about the reasons behind this upward trend. Followed by a private view of the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.

What will the Arctic look like in the 2050s? Could a warming climate re-green this frozen world and what would that mean for the animals and plants that inhabit it? Join us for a talk by Dr Richard Pearson and find out more. Followed by a private view of the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.

Wed 11 June | 7–8pm | panel discussion J. Z. Young lecture Theatre zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Thurs 19 June | 7–9pm | talk J. Z. Young Lecture Theatre zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Show ‘n’ tell: Ancient DNA

Show ‘n’ tell: Mangroves

We have invited UCL PhD students to showcase just one object from the museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Elizabeth Jones will be joining us to talk about her work on the recovery of genetic material from fossil plants and animals.

We have invited UCL PhD students to showcase just one object from the museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Clare Duncan will be joining us to talk about her research investigating one of the planet’s most ecologically and economically important habitats: mangroves.

Fri 13 June | 1–2pm | talk UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

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Fri 27 June | 1–2pm | talk UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Show ‘n’ tell: Amphibians We have invited UCL PhD students to showcase just one object from the museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Helen Meredith will be joining us after rummaging through the drawers and cupboards to find her object. Find out more about Helen’s research on the conservation of some of the world’s most endangered animals: amphibians. Fri 11 July | 1–2pm | talk UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Re-greening the Arctic, 19 June

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Activities Workshops Family events

Easter egg-laying animals For the Easter holidays, the Grant Museum is exploring the wonderful world of eggy animals. From penguins to platypuses, our fantastic specimen-based activities will investigate the best shells and spawn. Come and unscramble our games and whip up some egg–citement with our amazing animal specimens. Tues 8 April–Wed 16 April | 1–4.30pm UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Festival of pots: pot stories & jigsaws Come along to a free family event and explore the Petrie pot collection before having a go at writing a short story to bring to life one of the hundreds of pots on display! Tues 8 April | 2–4pm UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

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Mini festival of pots at the H Pod Join artist group Manifold and Egyptologists at the H Pod in a day-long festival celebrating William Flinders Petrie. Be inspired to make your own pot to show in an exhibition later this year. Thurs 10 April | 10–4pm Pre-booking essential H Pod, Cumberland Market, Regents Park Estate NW1 3RH events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Egypt in London: modernist sculpture walk We will start at the Carreras ‘Black Cat’ building with a discussion of the popular image of Egypt in the 1920s. Then, we will take the tube and/or walk to Jacob Epstein’s public sculpture in outdoor spaces in London. Sat 10 May | 2–4pm Pre-booking essential | £5 UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Art Macabre at the Petrie: Egyptian treasures Join Art Macabre on an artistic journey back to ancient Egypt to explore the beauty, power and potency of some of the most stunning objects in a creative workshop where you will draw nude figures alongside the objects. Wed 7 May | 6–8.30pm Pre-booking essential | Tickets £10 | 18+ UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138 Egypt in London, 10 May

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UCL Museums murder mystery for Museums at Night Join us for an evening of intrigue and solve the clues to crack the UCL Museums murder mystery. There are prizes to be won for the team that solves the case and for best dressed detectives. Followed by a free drinks reception and a private view of the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. Fri 16 May | 6.30–9pm J. Z. Young Lecture Theatre zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

From broken sherd to pot – discover the magic of Petrie’s drawing machine This event, led by atrist group Manifold, will offer an evening of drawing and sketching using a replica of Petrie’s drawing machine, which he used to identify what broken pots would have looked like just from the fragments. Part of Museums at Night. Sat 17 May | 5–8pm UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

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Life and death drawing: movement With the guidance of specialists from different disciplines, this workshop is a chance to draw from live models, works of art, anatomical or skeletal models or from specimens. The class is suitable for adults of all levels and all materials are provided. Part of Museums at Night. Sat 17 May | 5–8pm Pre-booking essential UCL Art Museum college.art@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Ravenous reptiles From dinosaurs to venomous snakes, this half-term, we will be celebrating the terrifying and beautiful world of reptiles. Come face-to-face with some of our fantastic specimens, such as the world’s largest crocodile or tiny chameleons, and take part in fun, hands-on, specimen-based activities. Tues 27–Sat 31 May | 1–4.30pm UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Treasures from UCL Library Special Collections UCL Festival of the Arts hosts this special open afternoon at which a selection of items (such as manuscripts by Darwin, Captain Cook and Beethoven) will be on display, with expert archivists, librarians and subject specialists on hand to discuss them and talk about the work of UCL Library Special Collections. Tues 27 May | 12–4pm Roberts Building Foyer spec.coll@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 7827

Games at the Grant In the inaugural Games at the Grant, UCL researchers inspired by language, literature and the UCL Collections will be your games masters. Try out a range of new games and battle for the ultimate prize. May the odds be ever in your favour. Part of UCL Festival of the Arts. Tues 27 May | 7–9pm UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

From broken sherd to pot, 17 May

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Activities/Workshops/Family events

UCL Festival of the Arts

Subversive millinery transformation

Come and learn more about the huge variety of research that takes place across UCL Arts & Humanities, Social & Historical Sciences and the School of Slavonic & East European Studies. Ranging from film screenings, discussions and lectures to exhibitions, guided walks and music, this four-day showcase offers something for everyone.

Join us for an evening of “anti-establishment” transformative 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, while making your own fascinator out of recycled materials.

Tues 27–Fri 30 May | 1–7.30pm Various locations j.garwood@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2871

What’s the story? As part of the UCL Festival of the Arts, this family workshop will explore the stories behind one of the many pots in the Petrie Collection. Come and join our storytellers, then add your own story. Wed 28 May | 1–4pm | drop in UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

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Wed 28 May | 6.30–8.30pm Pre-booking essential UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Festival of pots: celebrating 25 years of Friends of the Petrie Museum Join us in Malet Place and the Petrie Museum to celebrate everything good about the humble pot. Have a go at making pots, watch a demonstration of smoke firing, take part in the pot orchestra and find out what happens to the biggest pot that we have made! Sat 7 June | 12–4pm UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Taxonomies of bones and pots: from broken sherd to pot A look at how Flinders Petrie used his drawings of pots to develop his seriation system of dating that led to him being named the father of scientific archaeology. We will be drawing and sketching using a replica of Petrie’s drawing machine that he used to piece together complete pots from fragments. Part of Universities Week. Thurs 12 June | 6–8pm UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Explore zoology We have rifled through drawers and cabinets to find our most amazing animals for our hands-on, specimen-based family activities. Ever wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how many spots a leopard has? Bring along your budding zoologists and ask our enthusiastic museum educators these questions and more. Sat 14 June | 1–4.30pm UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

One Day in the City: a celebration of London and literature UCL English invites you to take your pick from an exciting range of theatrical walks, talks, readings, art exhibits and London -based conversations with some of the capital’s greatest authors, poets, thinkers and public figures. Everyone is welcome. Just follow the yellow balloons. Fri 13 June | all day UCL main campus www.ucl.ac.uk/onedayinthecity +44 (0)20 7679 3143 Submersive millinery transformation, 28 May

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Explore zoology

The Petrie tours to LonCon3

We have rifled through drawers and cabinets to find our most amazing animals for our hands-on, specimen-based family activities. Ever wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how many spots a leopard has? Bring along your budding zoologists and ask our enthusiastic museum educators these questions and more.

The UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology goes on tour to the biggest science fiction convention in the world to talk about ancient Egypt and archaeology. Thurs 14 August–Mon 18 August | all day LonCon3, ExCel Centre London events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Sat 12 July | 1–4.30pm UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Weird and wonderful wildlife Flying lizards, giant starfish, duck-billed platypuses, thorny devils and spiny anteaters – the Grant Museum is home to some weird and wonderful wildlife. Join us to take part in fun, hands-on, specimen-based activities and come face-to-face with these beasts and many more. Tues 29 July–Sat 2 Aug | 1–4.30pm UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Weird and wonderful wildlife, 29 July

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UCL Lunch Hour Lectures Short Summer Series

UCL Lunch Hour Lectures Short Summer Series

June 2014

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Throughout June, UCL’s free public Lunch Hour Lectures will be running a short summer series.

June 2014

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Performances Film screenings Music

UCL Chamber Music Club concert ‘As You Like It’: a varied programme, celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and members’ favourite pieces of music, including Erich Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing suite for violin and piano, Op. 11, a piano composition by CMC member Dace Ruklisa, Beethoven’s Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Op. 66 for cello and piano, Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 115, and songs by Schumann and Schubert. Tues 29 April | 5.30–6.30pm Haldane Room j.house@ucl.ac.uk | +44 (0)7903 104 764

Bright Club Bright Club, the comedy night where UCL researchers try their hand at stand-up comedy, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. A lot can happen in five years, so we will be talking all things change with 10 of the best Bright Club performers from UCL and beyond and supported by three brilliant comedians. Tues 29 April | 7.30–10pm Pre-booking essential | Tickets £8 UCL Bloomsbury Theatre www.thebloomsbury.com +44 (0)20 3108 1198

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UCL Chamber Music Club concert The Chamber Music Club’s choir will present a programme to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, to include works by the poet’s contemporaries (Thomas Morley, Robert Johnson), songs by Thomas Arne and Benjamin Cooke and choral pieces by Charles Wood, George MacFarren and several modern composers including CMC’s Roger Beeson. Thurs 22 May | 1.10–1.55pm Haldane Room j.house@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)7903 104 764

New poems from Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi Join Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi and the Poetry Translation Centre for the first reading of his poems in response to the museum’s collections from Meroë, Sudan. Poet in residency funded by Arts Council England. Thurs 29 May | 7pm | drop in UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Petrie Film Club presents: The Cat Creature (1973) A rare opportunity to see this television movie from the pen of Robert Bloch, master of the macabre short story and original author of Psycho, involving a cursed amulet and feline terrors from Egypt’s ancient past. Wed 28 May | 6–8pm | film screening Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138 New poems from Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, 29 May 22

Performances/Film screenings/Music

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

Open City Docs Fest

A baroque concert to end the Chamber Music Club’s 2013–14 season, featuring a variety of works for baroque ensembles and J.S. Bach’s cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82.

London’s global documentary festival, Open City Docs Fest, returns to UCL and venues across London for its fourth edition. Every event is a ‘live’ event with filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, live scores, comedy, theatre, live music, food and workshops for industry and public. Grand Jury chaired by Pawel Pawlikowski.

Thurs 5 June | 5.30–6.30pm Haldane Room j.house@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)7903 104 764

Tues 17–Sat 22 June | all day UCL main campus Pre-booking recommended www.opencitydocsfest.com +44 (0)20 7679 4907

Museums Showoff Museums Showoff is the cabaret-style night where people who work in and love museums reveal behind-the-scenes stories and intriguing insights into their work. Come and hear curators, conservators, volunteers and visitors give the lowdown on museum life! Tues 10 June | 7.30–10pm Pre-booking essential | Tickets £7 UCL Bloomsbury Theatre www.thebloomsbury.com +44 (0)20 3108 1198

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Petrie Film Club presents: Xena – Hooves & Harlots Find your inner TV Amazon this summer as part of our themed series assessing the uses of classical mythology in fantasy and science fiction television. A tribe of Amazons capture a male Centaur accused of killing an Amazon princess and intend to execute him according to their customs. Thursday 19 June | 6–8pm | film screening Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Call of the Wild (1935) on the big screen Armed with just a map, Jack Thornton heads out across the wilderness with his trusty dog, Buck, to battle the elements in search of an untapped gold mine – but who will be triumphant? Film buff Professor Joe Cain (UCL Science and Technology Studies) will introduce the film, which is followed by a free drinks reception. Fri 4 July | 6.30–9pm | film screening J. Z. Young Lecture Theatre zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Animal Showoff The Science Showoff team presents a special edition of their anarchic open mic night at the Grant Museum for one night only. Join us for Animal Showoff, an evening of demos, talks, music and more. Anyone can perform anything – the only rule is that it has to be about the animal kingdom. Tues 8 July | 7–9pm Tickets £5 UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museums@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

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Petrie Film Club presents: Supernatural – The Slice Girls Find your inner TV Amazon this summer. After spending the night with a strange woman, demon hunter Dean’s life is at risk, when he finds out that he has impregnated an Amazon. Introduced by Amanda Potter. Thurs 17 July | 6–9pm | film screening Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Petrie Film Club presents: Stargate SG1 – Birthright This summer, find your inner TV Amazon. A group of female Jaffa warriors have founded a separate colony, saving girl children who would have been sacrificed at birth. Introduced by Amanda Potter. Thurs 21 August | 6–8pm | film screening Pre-booking essential UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

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Exhibitions

Collecting knowledge in motion Collections, like universities, are factories of knowledge. Institutionally, they often appear to be rooted in place, but spatially and intellectually, they exist in constant and dynamic motion. In this exhibition, we ask you to consider the tensions between stasis and movement in UCL and its collections. Wed 22 Jan–Sat 21 June | all day Octagon Gallery sussanah.chan@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 3163

Collecting knowledge in motion, until 21 June 26

A Fusion of Worlds: ancient Egypt, African art and identity in modernist Britain This exhibition explores the ways in which Jacob Epstein, Edna Manley and Ronald Moody were inspired by ancient Egypt and reworked its art in the context of their political spiritual and gendered expressions of identity. Co-curated by Gemma Romain and Debbie Challis in conjunction with a team of community participants. Tues 11 March–Sat 24 May | 1–5pm (Tues–Sat only) UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk | +44 (0)20 7679 4138

A Fusion of Worlds, until 24 May 27

The Bartlett School of Planning centenary exhibition and party How can equity, inclusion and environmental protection be achieved within an urban context? UCL Bartlett School of Planning staff and students explore these issues – join the party with live music, food and drinks. Tues 6 May | 6–9.30pm UCL main campus Exhibition opens 4pm, G01, Chadwick Building j.o’halpin@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4797

UCL Bartlett School of Planning Spring exhibition and party, 6 May.

Sculpture Rock Room project A one-day pop-up, experimental exhibition open for ways of interpreting the specific space of the Rock Room, involving a number of objects and actions being inserted, tested and tried out within the Geology Collection. Fri 9 May | 1–5pm Rock Room geolcoll@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 7900

One Day: sixth annual Slade/ UCL Art Museum exhibition To mark the sixth annual collaboration between the UCL Slade School of Fine Art and UCL Art Museum, UCL English’s One Day in the City festival is challenging the Slade artists to look at the museum’s collections and develop their own practices while engaging with the importance of time, place, London and literature. Mon 12 May–Fri 13 June | 1–5pm UCL Art Museum m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Sculpture rock room project, 9 May

Slade/UCL Art Museum exhibition, 12 May–13 June 28

Exhibitions

Magic Assemblage/ Magic Assembly An exhibition of works by Central St Martin’s art students Magic Assemblage/Magic Assembly in response to the Petrie Collection. Tues 20 May–Fri 6 June | 1–5pm (Tues–Sat) UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138

Magic Assemblage/Magic Assembly, 20 May–6 June 29

Slade BA/BFA show 2014 The annual Slade BA/BFA degree show, showcasing artworks from graduating students from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art. Sat 24–Thurs 29 May | 10–5pm UCL Slade School of Fine Art slade.enquiries@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2313

Slade BA/BFA Show, 24–28 May

Slade MA/MFA Show 2014

Bartlett Summer Show 2014

The annual Slade MA/MFA degree show, showcasing artworks from graduating students from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art.

The annual celebration of student work from the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. One of the world’s biggest architecture degree shows sees more than 500 students present an incredible range of inventive, creative and visual work, from models and drawings to films, multimedia installations and computer fabrications.

Thurs 12–Wed 18 June | 10–8pm UCL Slade School of Fine Art slade.enquiries@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2313

Opening night: Fri 27 June | 7pm Sat 28 June–Sat 5 July | visit the website for exact times UCL Slade School of Fine Art www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/architecture +44 (0)20 7679 4852

Slade MA/MFA Show, 12–8 June

Bartlett Summer Show 2014, 27 June–5 July 30

Events diary

22 Jan All day –21 Jun 11 March 1–5pm –24 May 6–8pm 1 April

Collecting knowledge in motion

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A Fusion of Worlds: ancient Egypt, African art and identity in modernist Britain UCL ISR/UCL-Energy Joint Public Lecture: Dr Christof Rühl, BP plc

27

4

12–1.30pm

Innovation and risk management in biotechnology

03

8–16

1–4.30pm

Easter egg-laying animals

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8

2–4pm

Festival of pots: pot stories & jigsaws

13

8

6–8pm

Meet the curators – A Fusion of Worlds

04

10

10am–4pm

Mini festival of pots at the H Pod

14

11

10am–7pm

New directions in Sherlock

04

24 29 29

5–7pm 5.30–6.30pm 7.30–10pm

Global mental health: addressing the global burden of depression UCL Chamber Music Club concert Bright Club

05 21 21

6 May

6–9.30pm

UCL Bartlett School of Planning centenary exhibition and party

27

6

6–8pm

‘Congress of races’: W.E.B Du Bois and W.M.F. Petrie in conversation 05

6

6.30–7.30pm

On the road to Stonehenge

05

7

5.30–7.30pm

The politics of coalitional presidentialism in Latin America

05

7

6–8.30pm

Art Macabre at the Petrie: Egyptian treasures

14

9

1–5pm

Sculpture Rock Room project

28

10

2–4pm

Egypt in London: modernist sculpture walk

14

12 May 1–5pm –13 June 13 6.30–7.30pm

One Day: sixth annual Slade/UCL Art Museum exhibition

28

Punishment, anatomy and recollection

06

15

2–5pm

Annual Health Survey for England seminar

07

16

6.30–9pm

UCL Museums murder mystery for Museums at Night

15

17

5–8pm

15

17

5–8pm

From broken sherd to pot – discover the magic of Petrie’s drawing machine Life and death drawing: movement

20 May –6 June 20

1–5pm

Magic Assemblage/Magic Assembly

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1–2pm

Pop-up talk: traditional printing techniques

07

20

6.30–7.30pm

Past, present and future: the archive, the academy and the community

07

22

1.10–1.55pm

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

22

22

6–8pm

Phallic Pots

07

22

7–9pm

As British as a badger?

08

23

6.30–8pm

08

24–29

10–5pm

Movement: through time and space, across landscapes, inside our bodies Slade BA/BFA show 2014

27

1–2pm

Pop-up talk: The future of printing techniques

09

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03

15

29

27

6.30–7.30pm

A decade in Digital Humanities

09

27–31

1–4:30pm

Ravenous reptiles

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27

7–9pm

Games at the Grant

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27

12–4pm

Treasures from UCL Library Special Collections

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27–30

1–7:30pm

UCL Festival of the Arts

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28

5.30–7.30pm

Mestizo Genomics: race mixture, nature and science in Latin America

09

28

1–4pm

What’s the story?

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28

6–8pm

Petrie Film Club presents: The Cat Creature (1973)

22

28

6.30–8.30pm

Subversive millinery transformation

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29

7pm

New poems from Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

22

2 June

5–7pm

What’s making the world fat? (And what can we do?)

09

4

5–7pm

What can we do about global NCDs? (And why aren’t we doing it?)

10

5

7–9pm

Just our wild behaviour?

10

5

5.30–6.30pm

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

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7

12–4pm

Festival of pots: celebrating 25 years of Friends at the Petrie Museum

17

10

7.30–10pm

Museums Showoff

23

11

7–8pm

Re-wilded Europe

11

12–18

10am–8pm

Slade MA/MFA show 2014

30

12

6–8pm

Taxonomies of bones and pots

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13

All day

One Day in the City: a celebration of London and literature

18

13

1–2pm

Show ‘n’ tell: Ancient DNA

11

14

1–4.30pm

Explore zoology

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17–22

all day

Open City Docs Fest

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19

7–9pm

Re-greening the Arctic

11

19

6–8pm

Petrie Film Club presents: Xena – Hooves & Harlots

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27

1–2pm

Show ‘n’ tell: Mangroves

11

27 June –5 July 4 July

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Bartlett Summer Show 2014

30

6.30–9pm

Call of the Wild (1935) on the big screen

24

8

7–9pm

Animal Showoff

24

11

1–2pm

Show ‘n’ tell: Amphibians

12

12

1–4:30pm

Explore Zoology

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17

6–9pm

Petrie Film Club presents: Supernatural – The Slice Girls

25

29 July – 1–4.30pm 2 August

Weird and wonderful wildlife

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14–18

All day

The Petrie tours to LonCon3

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21

6–8pm

Petrie Film Club presents: Stargate SG1 – Birthright

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3 Basement Lecture Theatre 1–19 Torrington Place London WC1E 7JE 4 Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre Malet Place WC1E 6BT

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12 Rock Room Room 4, 1st floor, South Wing, Gower Street WC1E 6BT 13 UCL Art Museum South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, WC1E 6BT GRAFTON WAY Mon–Fri, 1–5pm college.art@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540 www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart

GOWER STREET

2 A.V. Hill Lecture Theatre UCL Medical Sciences Building, Malet Place WC1E 6BT

Euston Square

11 Roberts Building Torrington Place London WC1E 7JE

14 UCL Bloomsbury Theatre 15 Gordon Street WC1H 0AH

10 Octagon Gallery UCL main Campus Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

17 UCL Slade School of Fine Art Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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Goodge Street

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CHENIES MEWS

9 UCL Institute of the Americas 51 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PN

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Darwin

8 Kennedy Lecture Theatre Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street WC1N 1EH

16 UCL Petrie Museum Malet Place WC1E 6BT Tues–Sat, 1–5pm events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 4138 www.ucl.ac.uk/musuems/petrie

15 Anatomy

7 J. Z. Young Lecture Theatre G29, Anatomy Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

HUNTLEY STREET

5 Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre Second Floor, South Junction, 15 UCL Grant Museum Wilkins Building, of Zoology UNIVERS ITY STREET Gower Street WC1E 6BT Mon–Sat, 1–5pm Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street WC1E 6DE 6 Haldane Room +44 (0)20 3108 2052 Wilkins Building, zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk Gower Street WC1E 6BT www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/zoology

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

Warren Street

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Getting to UCL By Tube

ACCESSIBILITY

Underground stations near to UCL’s main campus:

UCL aims to provide accessibility to all its events.

Euston Square (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City lines)

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

Goodge Street (Northern line) Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines)

+44 (0)20 7679 0100 disability@ucl.ac.uk

By Rail Mainline train stations near to UCL’s main campus: Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras International By Bus Buses serving Gower Street: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390 By Car The Bloomsbury area has metered parking and visitors are strongly advised not to travel to UCL by car.

University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT +44 (0)20 7679 2000 For further information about any of our events, please visit our website:

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