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Public Events at UCL: September – December 2012

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Welcome to UCL’s public events leaflet, providing a highlight of public talks, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and performances taking place at the university throughout autumn 2012. In this issue we feature a new series of pop-up exhibitions run by UCL’s Art Museum; a diverse selection of workshops, talks and exhibitions for the Bloomsbury Festival (20–21 October); and UCL’s Lunch Hour Lectures, which provide bite-sized talks on themes ranging from codebreaking at Bletchley Park to the nature of modern slavery. The events listed here are only a 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 (detail): Ekpe 1989 Sally Crombie © The artist

Talks

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Lunch Hour Lectures

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Activities

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Performances

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Exhibitions

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Events diary

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Venues/Maps

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Talks Lectures Discussions

Transport and the Olympic legacy – driving innovation Extra pressure on London’s transport during the Olympics forced the public and private sectors to innovate and use the road and rail networks more efficiently. This event will look at the innovations that may improve transport in the future. Tues 11 Sep  |  6.30–8pm Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 Pre-booking essential Followed by a drinks reception c.dean@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 3838

Building the body: Marilyn Luscombe in conversation Marilyn Luscombe, a participant in UCL’s Fit Bodies exhibition, will talk to Dr Carole Reeves (UCL History of Medicine) about her new book and experiences as a groundbreaking female body-building champion in the 1980s. Thurs 13 Sep  |  6.30–7.30pm UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Pre-booking essential events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2369

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The long legacy: London 2062 As we contemplate the repercussions of London 2012, what will London be like in 2062? This event is the public culmination of a series of workshops and symposia addressing different aspects of the future of the capital. Thurs 13 Sep  |  6.30–8pm Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 Pre-booking essential Followed by a drinks reception c.dean@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 3108 3838

Contemporary debates in global health: the UCL perspective What’s next for the Millennium Development Goals? How do we make the planet sustainable by 2050? This conference will discuss current approaches to quality of care, and review best practice in improving governance for global health. Wed 3 Oct  |  1.30–6pm Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH Pre-booking essential m.green@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7905 2122

African hair combs As part of the Origins of the Afro Comb project, this talk explores evidence for the form and use of haircombs among the African diaspora, with particular reference to recent fieldwork in Jamaica and more general scholarship in the USA. Wed 26 Sep  |  6.30–7.30pm UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2369

African hair combs, 26 September

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Talks/Lectures/Discussions

The politics of coalition Professor Robert Hazell and Dr Ben Yong of UCL’s Constitution Unit discuss their recent book – based on more than 140 interviews with ministers, MPs, Lords, civil servants and party officials – on the impact of coalition government on Westminster and Whitehall, and the implications for the remainder of the government term. Wed 10 Oct  |  1–2.30pm Council Room, Rubin Building, 29–30 Tavistock Sq, London WC1H 9QU eimear.ocasey@ucl.ac.uk

The Northcliffe Lectures in Literature: Distances – imagining Dreyfus The second of three lectures on distance by Professor Michael Wood (Princeton University) explores Marcel Proust’s shifting perceptions of the infamous Dreyfus Affair as a determining moment in French history, in the history of anti-Semitism, and as a fable about justice. Mon 22 Oct  |  1–2pm AV Hill Lecture Theatre s.cadywold@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 3135

The Northcliffe Lectures in Literature: Distances – how is it far if you think of it?

The ethics of witnessing the Holocaust: Polish diaries from occupied Warsaw, 1939–1945

The first of three lectures on distance by Professor Michael Wood (Princeton University) looks at the work of Ezra Pound and Geoffrey Hill. For one poet history is fully available, for the other it is distant and difficult.

This talk focuses on the wartime diaries of Polish writers who were actively engaged in rescuing Jews during the Holocaust. They recorded their attempts to grasp the impact of its genocidal reality on the ethics of human existence.

Thurs 18 Oct  |  6–7pm Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre s.cadywold@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 3135

Mon 22 Oct  |  6.45–8pm Chadwick Lecture Theatre s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 3520

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The Northcliffe Lectures in Literature: Distances – Proust’s children The third of three lectures on distance by Professor Michael Wood (Princeton University) explores Proust’s thinking, as it appears in later writers: Walter Benjamin, Giorgio Agamben and others. Proust had no children, but said that books were the children of solitude. Tues 23 Oct  |  1–2pm AV Hill Lecture Theatre s.cadywold@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 3135

2012 UCL Lancet Lecture Michel Sildibé, Executive Director for UNAIDS and Under-SecretaryGeneral of the UN, will discuss current issues related to HIV/AIDS and the vision for zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Tues 13 Nov  |  5.30–7pm Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH Pre-booking essential Followed by drinks reception a.thiara@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 3108 3841

Redesigning press regulation: lessons from overseas Drawing on her recent report for the Leveson Inquiry and the wider debate on press reform in the UK, Lara Fielden (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism) discusses lessons learnt from countries with common interests in a free press. Tues 13 Nov  |  6–7.30pm Council Room, Rubin Building, 29–30 Tavistock Sq, London WC1H 9QU eimear.ocasey@ucl.ac.uk

Northcliffe Lectures in Literature discuss the work of Marcel Proust, 22 and 23 Oct 05

Talks/Lectures/Discussions

Measures beyond money

The face of King Tut

What impact does the achievement of sustainable global prosperity have on developing nations? What does prosperity mean? How can we evaluate and measure wellbeing? Organised by Long Finance, UCL Grand Challenges and UCL Public Policy, this conference will address development challenges in straitened economic times.

Twenty years on, Sir Christopher Frayling revisits Tutankhamun with a screening of an episode from his groundbreaking BBC series, The Face of Tutankhamun. It explored the curse of the tomb, how it unleashed a worldwide craze for all things Egyptian and how the style invaded popular culture.

Wed 14 Nov  |  2.30–5.30pm UCL Main Campus Pre-booking essential Followed by a drinks reception public-policy@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 8584

Thurs 15 Nov  |  6.30–8.30pm JZ Young Lecture Theatre Followed by a drinks reception events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2369

Exploring, training, conserving: the role of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem in Mandate Palestine

Mental health specialists and interfaith relationships: the unholy union between religion and therapy in contemporary Israel

The British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem was founded in 1918 and still operates today. This lecture uses archives and memoirs to examine the contribution to archaeology of its staff and students in the early Mandate period.

Interfaith marriage, although not prohibited in Israel, can be made difficult by the religious court’s monopoly on arranged marriages. This lecture focuses on the psychological discourses implemented by religious and public organisations to legitimise their interventions.

Wed 14 Nov  |  6.45–8pm Commences at 6pm with drinks reception Chadwick Lecture Theatre s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 3520 06

Wed 21 Nov  |  6.45–7.45pm Chadwick Lecture Theatre s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk   +44 (0)20 7679 3520

Time travel back to Egypt Travel back to ancient Egypt with Marek Kukula (Royal Observatory Greenwich), who will explain how we could return to the moments that Chris Naunton (Director, Egypt Exploration Society) most wants to visit. This event includes real space archaeology with an Ancient Egyptian view of the skies. Thurs 29 Nov  |  6.30–8pm JZ Young Lecture Theatre Followed by a drinks reception events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2369

The second fall of Adam and Eve: biblical aspects of an Islamic narrative According to the Qur’an, the fall of Adam and Eve took place after eating the forbidden fruit. The commentaries, however, tell us of a second fall. This talk examines the intertextual relationships of this story and the many questions it poses about theology, gender and folktales. Thurs 6 Dec  |  6.45–7.45pm Chadwick Lecture Theatre s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 3520 Adam and Eve, Dürer, 6 December 07

Lunch Hour Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays 1.15–1.55pm, 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 3838

Snails in art and the art of snails Professor Steve Jones, UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment

Snails are beautiful animals with many species marked by patterns on the shell that differ from one another, but why? Why is there inherited diversity in almost every creature? The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is also hinted at by some of our greatest artists. Tues 9 Oct  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

Darwin Lecture Theatre (accessed via Malet Place) Watch online www.youtube.com/ucllhl Watch live www.ucl.ac.uk/lhl/streamed

Drawing over the colour line: geographies of art and cosmopolitan politics in London 1919–1939 Dr Caroline Bressey, UCL Geography

Marking Black History Month, this lecture examines art collections, personal papers, autobiographies and memoirs to explore what role Black and Asian artists and artists’ models played in the changing artistic, social, cultural and political scenes that emerged in interwar London.

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Thurs 11 Oct  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

‘To boldly go’ Dr Kevin Fong, UCL Biomedical Sciences

In the 100 years since Scott’s expedition to Antarctica, the way we explore the physical world and our understanding of the human body has been redefined to pursue space exploration. However, with the space shuttle now retired, what have we learnt and how should we continue ‘to boldly go’? Tues 16 Oct  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

The Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson: latest news from the energy frontier Professor Jon Butterworth, UCL Physics & Astronomy

The Large Hadron Collider is exploring physics at higher energies than ever before. This is the region where a new particle – looking very much like the Higgs boson – has just been found. This talk will give an account of the discovery and what comes next. Tues 23 Oct  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

Does size really matter? Yam ceremonies in Papua New Guinea Dr Ludovic Coupaye, UCL Anthropology

The Abelam people of Papua New Guinea are known for how they cultivate and decorate yam tubers reaching up to 10 feet long. Despite globalisation, this phenomenon has maintained its relevance. This lecture outlines how non-western representations of society can, surprisingly, take the shape of very long yams. Thurs 18 Oct  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre Snails in art, 9 Oct

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Lunch Hour Lectures

Can’t take, won’t take: why patients do not take their medicines

Art for science’s sake

Professor Nick Barber, UCL School of Pharmacy

For centuries, scientists have sought help from artistic practice as a visual aid. This lecture will explore case studies from the 18th to 21st centuries, to show that artists have often participated in the growth of scientific knowledge by questioning concepts that scientists take for granted.

More than a billion prescription items will be dispensed in England in 2012, mainly to patients with chronic conditions, at a cost of £9 billion. Up to half of these patients will not take their medicine as prescribed. This lecture explores why and outlines a new NHS service designed to help them.

Dr Chiara Ambrosio, UCL Science & Technology Studies

Thurs 1 Nov  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

Thurs 25 Oct  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

What is modern slavery? Dr Virginia Mantouvalou, UCL Laws

Instances of labour exploitation, akin to slavery, exist in present-day Europe and elsewhere. This lecture discusses the abuses suffered by domestic workers and victims of trafficking, and sets out the steps that have been taken in law to protect the human rights of these workers. Tues 30 Oct  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

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Hugo elsewhere: the Jersey Studio and the photography of exile Dr Jann Matlock, UCL French and School of European Languages, Culture & Society

What is it about exile that inspires photography? This talk explores the earliest known exile photography, which was created in the studio formed by Victor Hugo’s family and friends in Jersey 1852–1855 and transformed the history of photography. Tues 13 Nov  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

Presymptomatic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: feasible or fanciful?

From Bletchley Park to modern computing – the value of Twitter

Professor Nick Fox, UCL Brain Sciences

The codebreaking at Bletchley Park by Alan Turing and others during World War II led to the birth of the modern computer. To mark the centenary of Turing’s birth, Dr Black discusses the pivotal role of social media in everything from campaigning for a historical site to improving the quality of software.

Alzheimer’s affects around 400,000 people in the UK – set to double over coming decades without treatments to delay or prevent it. This lecture considers the potential offered by new developments, which enable the earliest brain changes to be ‘seen’ years before symptoms appear. Thurs 15 Nov  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

Dr Sue Black, UCL Computer Science

Thurs 22 Nov  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

Sustainable energy for all: this year, next year, sometime – or never? Professor Paul Ekins, UCL Energy Institute

What does ‘sustainable energy for all’ mean? If it is achievable, how can it be done, and when? Who will pay for it? To mark the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, this lecture explores the environmental, economic and social issues raised and public policy implications. Tues 20 Nov  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

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Lunch Hour Lectures

‘Those that don’t drink, don’t die so fast’: drink, health and insurance in Victorian Britain

Social physics in the big city

Dr James Kneale, UCL Geography

We live in an era of abundant data, and more is being accumulated every day via social media and smartphones. How can researchers use this data to model and understand the way our cities and societies work? And how can this knowledge improve people’s lives?

19th-century mainstream medical opinion suggested that abstaining from alcohol was a health risk. This lecture discusses how, by the start of 20th century, the medical profession had begun to profit from insurance, despite the ambiguities of assessing drinkrelated problems. Tues 27 Nov  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick, UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Tues 4 Dec  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

Sex work today: myths, morals and health

Apocalypse in 2012? History, myth and science

Professor Graham Scambler, UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health

Dr Francisco Diego Quintana, UCL Physics & Astronomy

To mark World AIDS Day, this lecture debunks popular myths about contemporary sex work in London and offers a framework within which policy issues in this area might be addressed. In particular, Professor Scambler argues that respect for evidence in addressing sex work is crucial.

Professor Elizabeth Graham, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Thurs 29 Nov  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

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Did the Mayans really predict the end of the world on 21 December 2012? Why did they record a date more than 1,000 years into their future? This lecture will review a variety of apocalyptic prophecies, especially the one for this year, in the light of scientific research. Thurs 6 Dec  |  1.15–1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre

Activities Workshops Family events

Re: towards ‘minor’ histories of exhibitions and performances A free, public workshop on the methodological challenges of re-exhibiting and recording ‘minor’ exhibitions and performances, featuring leading artists, scholars and curators. Wed 5 & Thurs 6 Sep  |  9.30am–5.30pm  workshop Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS (5 Sep) UCL Chadwick Building (6 Sep) Pre-booking essential http://minorhistories.wordpress.com +44 (0)75 0358 5468

Maya glyphs 2012 Would you like to learn more about ancient Maya writing and astronomy? Please join us over three days to learn the basics of the Maya script and calendar. No prior knowledge necessary, everyone is welcome. Fri 14 Sep | 6:30pm | lecture Sat 15 Sep | 10am–5:30pm | workshop Sun 16 Sep | 10am–1pm | workshop UCL Institute of Archaeology Pre-booking essential, £15 (£10 students, local community free) mayaglyphs2012@gmail.com +44 (0)20 7679 7532

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Activities/Workshops/Family events

The slaveowners of Bloomsbury A workshop that traces slaveowners and the African presence in 19th-century Bloomsbury, followed by a walking tour that takes in the main sites of London associated with George Hibbert, slaveowner and West India merchant. Both events are part of the Slaveowners of Bloomsbury exhibition (1 Oct–14 Nov) and the Bloomsbury Festival.

Egypt undead: a walk through Brompton Cemetery Starting with the chapel, Cathie Bryan will take visitors around one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished Grade I-listed garden cemeteries. The tour will explore Egyptian-inspired mausoleums and will point out graves related to Egypt, such as Joseph Bonomi. Proceeds go to cemetery upkeep.

Sat 6 Oct & Sat 3 Nov 2–4pm  |  workshop Holborn Library, 32–38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA lbs@ucl.ac.uk

Sat 13 Oct 11am–1pm  |  walk Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road, London SW10 9UG Pre-booking essential, £5/£3 events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2369

Pop-up exhibitions at UCL Art Museum: old London Bridge – recovery from disaster

London art in the age of jazz: African and Asian portraits and artists in London between the wars

Join paper conservator David Jones (UCL Special Collections) for a presentation about the conservation of a water-damaged print of a 17th-century panorama of London. Sections of the map before and after treatment will be presented.

This event explores the representation in artwork of African and Asian artists and models in interwar London. Bring pictures, photos or sculptures, and talk to curators to find out how they fit into our shared history. Part of the Bloomsbury Festival.

Tues 9 Oct 1–2pm  |  pop-up exhibition UCL Art Museum college.art@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2540

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Sat 20 Oct 12–4pm  |  drop-in workshop Camden Local Studies & Archives Centre, Holborn Library, 32–38 Theobalds Rd London WC1X 8PA equianocentre@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 5095

Weird and wonderful wildlife: family activity day for Bloomsbury Festival Explore some of the world’s weirdest wildlife and get hands-on with real animal specimens at this free family fun day. See some truly bizarre beasts, such as flying lizards, giant starfish and duckbilled platypuses, housed in a little corner of Camden. Part of the Bloomsbury Festival. Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct 1–5pm  |  workshop UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Naughty nature: the seven deadly sins This event explores the darker side of the natural world through one-night-only exhibition labels and specimen-based activities. Do animals experience lust, get jealous or feel pride? Drop in for an unusual evening in the Grant Museum. Part of the Bloomsbury Festival. Suitable for adults. Sat 20 Oct | 6–8pm | reception UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Gothic Book Event Join the Petrie Museum for a gothic trail exploring the macabre receptions of ancient Egypt from the late 19th century onwards. Roger Luckhurst will give a brief introduction to his book, The Mummy’s Curse, at 6.30pm and will be on hand for a discussion afterwards. Part of the Bloomsbury Festival. Sat 20 Oct 6–8pm  |  activity UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2369

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Activities/Workshops/Family events

Animals in Ancient Egypt Listen to animals from Ancient Egypt in the Petrie Museum’s computer programme Soundscape. Draw the animals that lived in Ancient Egypt and then make your own. Part of the Bloomsbury Festival. Sun 21 Oct | 2–4pm | workshop UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2369

Pop-up exhibitions at UCL Art Museum: romantic poets and the Islington Tea Gardens Greg Dart (UCL English Language & Literature) joins the ranks of our pop-up curators to excavate the prints and drawings collections, this time with a London theme. Tues 23 Oct  |  1–2pm  |  pop-up exhibition UCL Art Museum college.art@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2540

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Tooth and claw: killer carnivores for half term From coyotes to cobras and leopards to leopard sharks, investigate the amazing ways that meat-eaters find, catch and eat their prey. Come to the Grant Museum and discover wicked webs, super stings and fabulous fangs with our amazing skins, skulls and skeletons. Mon 29 Oct–Sat 3 Nov  |  1–5pm  |  workshop UCL Grant Museum of Zoology zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Pop-up exhibitions at UCL Art Museum: poetry and the Thames Mark Ford (UCL English Language & Literature) reflects on the Thames’ poetic history against the backdrop of works of art relating to the river. It draws on poems such as Wordsworth’s Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, Oscar Wilde’s Impression du Matin and T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Tues 30 Oct  |  1–2pm  |  pop-up exhibition UCL Art Museum college.art@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Witches and lizards: Halloween at the Grant Where better to spend Halloween than in a room of scary skeletons and skulls? Come and join us, if you dare, for this special spooky night exploring the role of animals in scare-stories, superstitions and rituals from around the world. Wed 31 Oct | 6–8pm | reception UCL Grant Museum of Zoology £5 payable on door (includes glass of wine/soft drink) zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

Pop-up exhibitions at UCL Art Museum: the one-day novel and the city Join One Day in the City co-curator Nick Shepley (UCL English Language & Literature) as he uncovers the research behind this exhibition and the novels that inspired it. Tues 20 Nov  |  1–2pm  |  pop-up exhibition UCL Art Museum college.art@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Digital Egypt: museums of the future Get down and digital at the Petrie with a virtual exploration of Egypt, play games from the past and listen to animals from the Nile with Soundscape. In-house experts will be on hand to guide you through these new technologies. Travel back to antiquity with future technology. Sat 3 Nov | 1–4.30pm | interactive event UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2369 UCL Art Museum pop-up exhibitions: 9, 23, 30 Oct; 20 Nov 17

Performances Film screenings Music

UCL Chamber Music Club concert A seasonal flavour for the opening concert. The programme will include piano music on the theme of ‘autumn’ by Bridge, Chaminade and Mayerl. Thurs 4 Oct  |  5.30–6.30pm Followed by refreshments Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music  +44 (0)7903 104764

Al Saddiq Al Raddi: new poetry and farewell A farewell event for Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, whose recent residency at the Petrie Museum has led to a series of poems responding to its collection of ancient Sudanese objects. Saddiq will present poems in Arabic with English translation by Sarah Maquire, founder and Director, Poetry Translation Centre. Thurs 11 Oct | 6.30–8pm | performance UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music  +44 (0)20 7679 2369

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UCL Chamber Music Club concert

Halloween Night at the Petrie

This programme will feature a selection of songs on the theme of ‘love’, including works by Mahler, Sibelius and Britten.

John J. Johnston introduces the 1959 Hammer classic The Mummy, with Christopher Lee as the doomed but resurrected priest and Peter Cushing as the Egyptologist who dabbles in archaeological mysteries. Dare you watch and hear about the film within the museum on Halloween night?

Tues 16 Oct  |  5.30–6.30pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music  +44 (0)7903 104764

Wed 31 Oct  |  6.30–8.30pm  |  film screening UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Pre-booking essential events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2369

Bright Club Bright Club, where researchers and lecturers try stand-up comedy, is back. Eight of UCL’s funniest scientists, artists, scholars and students come together, along with professional comedians, to show you that knowing about stuff is truly hilarious. Contains plenty of swearing. Wed 24 Oct  |  7.30–10pm Bloomsbury Theatre Pre-booking essential, £8 www.brightclub.org +44 (0)20 7388 8822 Bright Club, 24 Oct

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Performances/Film screenings/Music

UCL Chamber Music Club concert Performances Annual joint evening concert with Film screenings the Oxford and Cambridge Music Musical Club. UCL’s contribution will include Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata in the arrangement for flute and piano. Wed 31 Oct  |  7–10pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music  +44 (0)7903 104764

Science Showoff Science Showoff is the night where anyone can communicate any kind of science, in any kind of way. Join 10 of London’s brightest illuminators of science, many from UCL, for a night of entertainment, enjoyment and enlightenment. Proceeds will be donated to local charities. Wed 7 Nov  |  7.30–10pm Bloomsbury Theatre Pre-booking essential, £10 www.scienceshowoff.org +44 (0)20 7388 8822

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

UCL Chamber Music Club concert

A lunchtime concert on a supernatural and devilish theme, to include works such as Schubert’s Erlkönig, and others on the trickster Harlequin.

A concert presented by performers from UCL Union Music Society.

Fri 2 Nov  |  1.10–1.55pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music   +44 (0)7903 104764

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Thurs 15 Nov  |  5.30–6.30pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

Jazzin’ all over the world

UCLU concert in the Quad

Join UCLU Jazz Society on an adventurous trip around the world. What places and peoples does jazz draw from? Where does jazz meet so-called ‘world’ music? How does mainstream jazz reflect the facets of the world? Join us in looking and listening for the answers.

An annual festive event run by UCLU including market stalls from 1pm, followed by a concert from 5–8pm, performed by UCLU societies.

Tues 20 Nov  |  7.30–9.30pm Bloomsbury Theatre Pre-booking essential, £6/£4 sara.foitova.11@ucl.ac.uk

Tues 4 Dec  |  1–8pm Main Quad stuart.janes@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2541

UCL Chamber Music Club concert A lunchtime concert featuring music by Gershwin and his followers, including piano arrangements by Michael Finnissy and by Gershwin himself, and arrangements for violin and piano by Heifetz of songs from Porgy and Bess. Fri 23 Nov  |  1.10–1.55pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

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Performances/Film screenings/Music

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1931) Performances on the Big Screen

Film screenings Dr Jekyll’s potion transforms him Music into an evil alter ego allowing him

to carry out wicked acts free of conscience. Can he become liberated through the separation of good and evil? Can he maintain control? A Grant Museum event introduced by Professor Joe Cain (UCL Science & Technology). Tues 4 Dec  |  6.30–8.30pm Film (not suitable for children) J Z Young Lecture Theatre Followed by a drinks reception zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 3108 2052

UCL Chamber Music Club concert A concert presented by the Tadige Singers, who performed regularly for the club in the 1970s and are making a welcome return to UCL to celebrate the club’s 60th anniversary. Thurs 6 Dec  |  5.30–6.30pm Haldane Room www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

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UCL Chamber Music Club concert The main work in this Christmas concert will be Gabrieli’s In Ecclesiis with choir and instruments. There will also be a new work by Roger Beeson, and carols for audience participation. Tues 11 Dec  |  6–7pm Followed by seasonal refreshments. North Cloisters www.ucl.ac.uk/chamber-music +44 (0)7903 104764

Exhibitions

Breaking ground – 75 years of pioneering archaeology As part of the institute’s 75th anniversary, this exhibition celebrates how the people, practices and ideas of the UCL Institute of Archaeology have changed the way we explore and understand the past. This exhibition showcases a wide range of objects and photographs from its unparalleled collections and archives. Until Thurs 28 Feb 2013  |  10am–5pm, Mon–Fri UCL Institute of Archaeology breaking.ground.75@gmail.com +44 (0)20 7679 7495

The Red Room at UCL: celebrating Strindberg’s centenary UCL Scandinavian Studies will transform the North Lodge into The Red Room, the Stockholm salon which gave its name to Strindberg’s most famous novel. Drop in to explore his life and work or sign up for a salon discussion on politics, science or the arts. Sat 22 Sep–Sun 21 Oct  | installation North Front Lodge, Quad http://redroomlondon.wordpress.com +44 (0)20 7679 7176

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Exhibitions

One day in the city: part II Exploring the various everyday experiences of life in London over the centuries, as presented through architecture, art and literature. Rare items from UCL’s art and book collections are featured, including selections from Hogarth’s series Industry and Idleness (1747). Until Fri 14 Dec  |  1–5pm, Mon–Fri UCL Art Museum college.art@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2540

Iain Borden

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Fit bodies: statues, athletes and power Has the idea of a fit body changed over time? The ancient Egyptian pharaohs proved their fitness every 30 years in the Sed festival, whereas today such physical prowess is not expected of our leaders. This exhibition explores fit bodies in the ancient and modern world. Until Thurs 20 Dec  |  10am–5pm, Tues–Sat UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 2369

Marilyn Luscombe, one of the participants in UCL’s Fit Bodies exhibition

A capital city: London events and anniversaries in 2012

Slade School of Fine Art MA/MFA Interim Show

UCL Library Services celebrates 2012 with exhibitions on key anniversaries with a London connection: Charles Dickens at 200, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympics past and present – including items from ancient Greece, papers from the Olympic Congress in Paris 1914 and team photographs and trophies.

An exhibition of work by MA/MFA Fine Art students entering their second year. Wed 3 Oct–Fri 12 Oct  |  10am–5pm, Mon–Fri UCL Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB slade.enquiries@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2313

Until Fri 16 Nov  |  9am–5pm, Mon–Fri Main Library k.cheney@ucl.ac.uk  +44 (0)20 7679 6141

Queen Elizabeth’s coronation tour outside University College Hospital

MA Degree Show, Benjamin Jenner, 2009

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Events diary (exhibitions listed p23–25)

5–6 Sep 9.30am–5.30pm Re: Towards ‘minor’ histories of exhibitions & performances

p13

14–16

see listing

Maya glyphs 2012

p13

11

6.30–8pm

Transport and the Olympic legacy – driving innovation

p02

13 

6.30–7.30pm Building the body: Marilyn Luscombe in conversation

p02

13

6.30–8pm

p03

The long legacy: London 2062

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6.30–7.30pm African hair combs

3 Oct

1.30–6pm

p03

Contemporary debates in global health: UCL perspective p03

4

5.30–6.30pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

p18

6 9

& 3 Nov 1–2pm

p14 p14

9

The slaveowners of Bloomsbury Pop-up exhibitions: Old London Bridge – recovery from disaster 1.15–1.55pm Snails in art and the art of snails

p08

10

1–2.30pm

The politics of coalition

p04

11

6.30–8pm

Al Saddiq Al Raddi: new poetry and farewell

11 13

1.15–1.55pm Drawing over the colour line: Geographies of art and cosmopolitan politics in London 1919–1939 11am–1pm Egypt undead: a walk through Brompton Cemetery

p14

16

1.15–1.55pm ‘To boldly go’

p09

18

p09

p18 p08

16

1.15–1.55pm Does size really matter? Yam ceremonies in Papua New Guinea 5.30–6.30pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

18

6–7pm

Northcliffe Lectures: Distances – How is it far if you think of it? p04

20

12–4pm

p15 p15

20–21

1–5pm

London art in the age of jazz: African and Asian portraits and artists in London between the wars Weird and wonderful wildlife: family activity day

20

6–8pm

Gothic Book Event

p19 p14

20

6–8pm

Naughty nature: the seven deadly sins

p15

21

2–4pm

Animals in ancient Egypt

p16

22

1–2pm

Northcliffe Lectures: Distances – Imagining Dreyfus

p04

22

6.45–8pm

The ethics of witnessing the Holocaust: Polish diaries from occupied Warsaw, 1939–1945 Northcliffe Lectures: Distances – Proust’s Children

p04

23

1–2pm

23

1–2pm

23 24 25

Pop-up exhibitions: romantic poets and the Islington Tea Gardens 1.15–1.55pm The Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson: latest news from the energy frontier 7.30–10pm Bright Club

p05 p16 p09 p19

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1.15–1.55pm Can’t take, won’t take: why patients do not take their medicines Until 3 Nov Tooth and claw: killer carnivores for half term

p16

30

1–2pm

p16

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Pop-up exhibitions: poetry and the Thames

p10

30 Oct

1.15–1.55pm What is modern slavery?

p10

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6–8pm

p17

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6.30–8.30pm Halloween Night at the Petrie

p19

31

7–10pm

p20

1 Nov

1.15–1.55pm Art for science’s sake

p10

2

1.10–1.55pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

p20

3

1–4.30pm

Digital Egypt: museums of the future

p17

7

7.30–10pm

Science Showoff

p20

13 Nov

p10

13

1.15–1.55pm Hugo elsewhere: the Jersey Studio and the photography of exile 6–7.30pm Redesigning press regulation: lessons from overseas

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5.30–7pm

2012 UCL Lancet Lecture

p05

14

2.30–5.30pm Measures beyond money

p06

14

6.45–8pm

Witches and lizards: Halloween at the Grant UCL Chamber Music Club concert

p05

15

Exploring, training, conserving: the role of the British p06 School of Archaeology in Jerusalem in Mandate Palestine 1.15–1.55pm Presymptomatic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: p11 feasible or fanciful? 5.30–6.30pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert p20

15

6.30–8.30pm The face of King Tut

p06

20

1–2pm

p17

20

7.30–9.30pm Jazzin’ all over the world

p21

20

1.15–1.55pm Sustainable energy for all: this year, next year, sometime – or never? 6.45–7.45pm Mental health specialists & interfaith relationships: the unholy union between religion & therapy in contemporary Israel 1.15–1.55pm From Bletchley Park to modern computing – the value of Twitter 1.10–1.55pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

p11

15

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Pop-up exhibitions: the one-day novel and the city

p06 p11 p21

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1.15–1.55pm ‘Those that don’t drink, don’t die so fast’: drink, health and p12 insurance in Victorian Britain 1.15–1.55pm Sex work today: myths, morals and health p12

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6.30-8pm

4 Dec

1.15–1.55pm Social physics in the big city

p12

4

5–8pm

p21

4

6.30–8.30pm Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1931) on the Big Screen

p22

6

1.15–1.55pm Apocalypse in 2012? History, myth and science

p12

6

5.30–6.30pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

p22

6

6.45–7.45pm The second fall of Adam and Eve: biblical aspects of an Islamic narrative 6–7pm UCL Chamber Music Club concert

p07

11

Time travel back to Egypt UCLU concert in the Quad

p07

p22 27 27

Venues/Map

4  AV Hill Lecture Theatre Medical Sciences Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT 5  UCL Bloomsbury Theatre 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH +44 (0)20 7388 8822 www.thebloomsbury.com 6  Chadwick Lecture Theatre Chadwick Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT 7  Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT 8  Darwin Lecture Theatre (accessed via Malet Place) London, WC1E 6BT

10  Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

ROAD

GRAFTON

11  Haldane Room Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT 12  JZ Young Lecture Theatre Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

UNIVERSITY STREET

13  UCL Slade Research Centre Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB slade.enquiries@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2313 14  UCL Main Library Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT 15  UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT Tues–Sat, 1–5pm events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2369 www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk

TORR Goodge Street

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HUNTLEY STREET

3  UCL Art Museum South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Mon–Fri, 1–5pm college.art@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7679 2540 www.artmuseum.ucl.ac.uk

Warren Street

HAM C OURT

2  UCL Institute of Archaeology 31–34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY +44 (0)20 7679 7495 www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology

9  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 www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/ zoology

TOTTEN

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

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North Lodge

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BYNG PLACE Waterstones

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

Euston Square (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City Lines) 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: 134, 390, 10, 73, 24, 29, 14

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:

www.ucl.ac.uk/events


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