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We're really excited that our Grant Museum Displays of Power exhibition has been featured on Museum Crush. Read more abo...
11/03/2021

We're really excited that our Grant Museum Displays of Power exhibition has been featured on Museum Crush. Read more about natural history collections and the legacy of empire. https://bit.ly/38fkpey

We're really excited that our Grant Museum Displays of Power exhibition has been featured on Museum Crush. Read more about natural history collections and the legacy of empire. https://bit.ly/38fkpey

On the blog: Find out about what Jeremy Bentham's Wills tell us about his plans to dedicate his body to medical science ...
09/03/2021

On the blog: Find out about what Jeremy Bentham's Wills tell us about his plans to dedicate his body to medical science and the creation of the auto-icon. https://bit.ly/3bgArqc

On the blog: Find out about what Jeremy Bentham's Wills tell us about his plans to dedicate his body to medical science and the creation of the auto-icon. https://bit.ly/3bgArqc

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, we want to share with you the stories of extraordinary women who have playe...
08/03/2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, we want to share with you the stories of extraordinary women who have played a crucial role in building and preserving UCL's collections.

We're starting with conservation student and volunteer Violette Lafleur who helped save the Petrie Museum Collection during WW2. Even as her own home was destroyed, she continued to move the collection to safety during the Blitz. Read her story on our blog: https://bit.ly/3sRSAkj

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, we want to share with you the stories of extraordinary women who have played a crucial role in building and preserving UCL's collections.

We're starting with conservation student and volunteer Violette Lafleur who helped save the Petrie Museum Collection during WW2. Even as her own home was destroyed, she continued to move the collection to safety during the Blitz. Read her story on our blog: https://bit.ly/3sRSAkj

Due to popular demand, Incognito Society, one of UCL’s oldest societies of curiosity and creativity is back with a new s...
12/02/2021

Due to popular demand, Incognito Society, one of UCL’s oldest societies of curiosity and creativity is back with a new set of challenges!

UCL students, it’s time again to take the sorting quiz and find out which of the four Halls you belong to: will you be a Tangerine Penguin, Indigo Wolf, Sapphire Seahorse or a Crimson Eagle?

If you're already a member, get your team warmed-up for another chance at winning with a special Spring 2021 Play-Off. Join us on Zoom on Wed 24 February at 5pm for our latest Virtual Social (link below).

This online game was developed by interactive theatre-makers Coney and UCL Culture.

http://incognitosociety.com

Due to popular demand, Incognito Society, one of UCL’s oldest societies of curiosity and creativity is back with a new set of challenges!

UCL students, it’s time again to take the sorting quiz and find out which of the four Halls you belong to: will you be a Tangerine Penguin, Indigo Wolf, Sapphire Seahorse or a Crimson Eagle?

If you're already a member, get your team warmed-up for another chance at winning with a special Spring 2021 Play-Off. Join us on Zoom on Wed 24 February at 5pm for our latest Virtual Social (link below).

This online game was developed by interactive theatre-makers Coney and UCL Culture.

http://incognitosociety.com

We're excited to announce the winners of this year's UCL East Provost Art Prize, awarded to five new graduates from the ...
07/02/2021

We're excited to announce the winners of this year's UCL East Provost Art Prize, awarded to five new graduates from the Slade School of Fine Art. https://bit.ly/2Lqhd7C

Job alert 📣 We are looking for an amazing new Curatorial & Collections Assistant! The role is part-time (0.6FTE) and you...
22/01/2021

Job alert 📣
We are looking for an amazing new Curatorial & Collections Assistant! The role is part-time (0.6FTE) and you'll get to work across our UCL collections.
Deadline: 1 Feb 2021 #uclculture #jobalert https://bit.ly/3ivsPCv

Calling all artists, UCL students and academics! Our Festival of Intimacy Open Call is now live. We're inviting you to p...
21/01/2021

Calling all artists, UCL students and academics! Our Festival of Intimacy Open Call is now live. We're inviting you to pitch your ideas for this day-long festival of intimate performances, conversations & interactions on the theme of touch. https://bit.ly/3sJzH3J #UCLCulture

How do you teach during a pandemic?  Our Grant Museum of Zoology curator Tannis Davidson goes behind-the-scenes... https...
14/12/2020

How do you teach during a pandemic? Our Grant Museum of Zoology curator Tannis Davidson goes behind-the-scenes... https://bit.ly/2ILA4IO

This week we are excited to launch three new films from UCL Culture. Go behind-the-scenes and take a 60 second tour of e...
17/11/2020

This week we are excited to launch three new films from UCL Culture. Go behind-the-scenes and take a 60 second tour of each of our museums including the Grant Museum of Zoology, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and UCL Art Museum. https://bit.ly/32NFIkH #UCLCulture

Our secret society is looking for new recruits! You're invited to #IncognitoSociety virtual Social event on Wed 18 Novem...
11/11/2020

Our secret society is looking for new recruits! You're invited to #IncognitoSociety virtual Social event on Wed 18 November at 4pm. Compete in this year’s Play-Off of Curiosity, a friendly contest dating back to 1911... https://bit.ly/38rt5PC

Calling all students! Join the #IncognitoSociety, one of the UCL’s oldest societies. Take the sorting quiz and find out ...
09/11/2020

Calling all students! Join the #IncognitoSociety, one of the UCL’s oldest societies. Take the sorting quiz and find out which of the four Halls you belong to. Will you a Tangerine Penguin, Indigo Wolf, Sapphire Seahorse or a Crimson Eagle? https://bit.ly/2TF1su9

Enjoy a week of free, virtual events from 26 - 30 October from UCL Culture. From Artefact Bingo in the Petrie Museum to ...
23/10/2020

Enjoy a week of free, virtual events from 26 - 30 October from UCL Culture. From Artefact Bingo in the Petrie Museum to Poetry Masterclasses and behind-the-scenes tours of the Grant Museum of Zoology. Sign-up here: https://bit.ly/37kwQpv #UCLCulture

Enjoy a week of free, virtual events from 26 - 30 October from UCL Culture. From Artefact Bingo in the Petrie Museum to ...
19/10/2020

Enjoy a week of free, virtual events from 26 - 30 October from UCL Culture. From Artefact Bingo in the Petrie Museum to Poetry Masterclasses and behind-the-scenes tours of the Grant Museum of Zoology. Sign-up here: https://bit.ly/37kwQpv #UCLCulture

08/10/2020
UCL Wednesdays

Introducing UCL Wednesdays! Our Museums are now open exclusively for students and staff every Wednesday from 1pm - 5pm. Find out more and book: https://bit.ly/3cMPc3s #UCLCulture

30/09/2020
Welcome to You See All...

Now live! Come and play You See All, a new virtual game that turns the real world on its head.

Enter a parallel version of the UCL Bloomsbury Campus, discover 13 mythical locations and solve various puzzles along the way. https://bit.ly/3i7i3Al

#YouSeeAll

Exciting news!  Our museums are reopening.We have just released four weeks of tickets for the Grant Museum of Zoology an...
11/09/2020

Exciting news! Our museums are reopening.

We have just released four weeks of tickets for the Grant Museum of Zoology and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. They'll be open every Saturday from 1pm - 5pm. Book now: https://bit.ly/3hiiA2b #UCLCulture

Passionate about museums? Come and volunteer with UCL Culture and get training in everything from delivering talks to ob...
17/08/2020

Passionate about museums? Come and volunteer with UCL Culture and get training in everything from delivering talks to object handling and career development. https://bit.ly/2E7SL6U Deadline is 31 Aug 2020. #UCLCulture

Find out how our team of amazing Conservators cared for our museum collections during lockdown https://bit.ly/2PzgC1I #C...
07/08/2020

Find out how our team of amazing Conservators cared for our museum collections during lockdown https://bit.ly/2PzgC1I #Covid19 #UCLCulture

It's #QuizTime! This week we took over the Guardian's daily art quiz with Art UK 🎨 Take the quiz and tell us your scores...
29/07/2020
Who did this man make enemies with? The great British art quiz

It's #QuizTime! This week we took over the Guardian's daily art quiz with Art UK 🎨 Take the quiz and tell us your scores... https://bit.ly/30VvZHb #UCLCulture

UCL Art Museum set today’s quiz, which enables you to explore the art collection of British museums closed during the coronavirus outbreak – all while answering some fiendish questions

We've been working hard behind-the-scenes to make our museums and Theatre safe for you to visit. We are happy to announc...
27/07/2020

We've been working hard behind-the-scenes to make our museums and Theatre safe for you to visit.

We are happy to announce that the Grant Museum of Zoology and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology will open again to the public on Saturdays from the end of September, with safety measures in place. We will also be offering slots on Wednesday for UCL students and staff.

Watch this space for more information. https://bit.ly/2VkRPlr

On our blog: Not all fun and games! Escape room designer, museum freelancer and q***r historian Sacha Coward explores ho...
24/07/2020

On our blog: Not all fun and games! Escape room designer, museum freelancer and q***r historian Sacha Coward explores how gaming (then and now) has always been about more than just having a good time. https://bit.ly/3fZc1Bt #UCLCulture

Help us translate Jeremy Bentham’s manuscripts! Bentham was a huge writer, producing over 100,000 manuscripts throughout...
17/07/2020

Help us translate Jeremy Bentham’s manuscripts! Bentham was a huge writer, producing over 100,000 manuscripts throughout his life. At the latest count, volunteers have transcribed more than 20,000 pages. Find out how you can get involved: https://bit.ly/2M9rIJd #UCLCulture

Our exhibition 'FLOP: 13 stories of failure' shows how mistakes can lead to unexpected discoveries, including the accide...
15/07/2020

Our exhibition 'FLOP: 13 stories of failure' shows how mistakes can lead to unexpected discoveries, including the accidental invention of silly putty. Our exhibitions may be closed, but you can still listen to the exhibition podcast https://apple.co/2W4XMDc #UCLCulture

We're on Museum Crush! Find out how to play the Ancient Egyptian game of Senet, inspired by artefacts in the Petrie Muse...
14/07/2020

We're on Museum Crush! Find out how to play the Ancient Egyptian game of Senet, inspired by artefacts in the Petrie Museum https://bit.ly/3fpudUN #UCLCulture

Continuing our exploration of the unknown, read about how UCL Slade School  artist Onya McCausland discovered five new p...
13/07/2020

Continuing our exploration of the unknown, read about how UCL Slade School artist Onya McCausland discovered five new paint colours in ex-coal mines which led to the first-ever use of paint derived from UK coal mine water treatment. https://bit.ly/2OjqxHG #UCLCulture

Every year students in UCL’s Collection Curatorship class (as part of their MA in Museum Studies) choose objects from ac...
10/07/2020

Every year students in UCL’s Collection Curatorship class (as part of their MA in Museum Studies) choose objects from across UCL’s collections to research in a practical project to introduce them to the core skills of a curator: to understand objects and how to research them. Find out how they solved the mystery of the 'Fancy Casts'. https://bit.ly/2W4wiOk

10/07/2020

This month as we continue to come out of lockdown we will be exploring the theme of ‘the unknown’ through our collections, research and spaces. The unknown can be terrifying, but it can also lead to fresh ideas and innovation. #UCLCulture https://bit.ly/3iQwSZR

Slade School of Fine Art is hosting an online Slade Degree Showcase for the students graduating this year. Visit their o...
03/07/2020

Slade School of Fine Art is hosting an online Slade Degree Showcase for the students graduating this year. Visit their online platform to see some of their amazing work https://bit.ly/2zZXGVU #slade2020

Image: Lydia Makin, Lap of the Gods

On the blog: Creating the best festival ever: Gaming, systems and decision making with playwright & game designer David ...
30/06/2020

On the blog: Creating the best festival ever: Gaming, systems and decision making with playwright & game designer David Finnigan https://bit.ly/38e9rV6 #UCLPlay

Earlier this year we worked with six east London schools and colleges on a printmaking project with the Slade School of ...
29/06/2020

Earlier this year we worked with six east London schools and colleges on a printmaking project with the Slade School of Fine Art. We worked with young artists aged 13-18 to boost confidence & build aspirations. Now you can see their amazing prints online in our online exhibition 'Make an Impression II'. https://bit.ly/2CEfMgV #UCLCulture

Image: Mossbourne Community Academy

We are delighted that some museums are opening from 4 July. UCL’s museums will be closed for a bit longer over the summe...
26/06/2020

We are delighted that some museums are opening from 4 July. UCL’s museums will be closed for a bit longer over the summer while we work to ensure a safe environment for our students, staff and visitors. Find out more on our website https://bit.ly/2VkRPlr #UCLCulture

Did you know that you're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone? UCL Professor ...
23/06/2020
Why we laugh

Did you know that you're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone? UCL Professor and cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts from the science of cracking up.

https://bit.ly/2oMoT4Z #UCLPlay #UCLCulture

Did you know that you're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of cracking up.

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You’ll find most of our spaces in Bloomsbury in the heart of London. Nearly all our venues and activities are free and open to everyone.

In the university’s main building, UCL Art Museum cares for an important collection of sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings by artists past and present. Upstairs in the Flaxman Gallery you’ll find beautiful sculptures by artist John Flaxman under the university’s iconic dome.

Around the corner is the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, one of the greatest collections of ancient Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology in the world; and just across the road come and explore the animal kingdom at the Grant Museum of Zoology, one of the UK’s oldest natural history museums.

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Good afternoon I have several books on Ophthalmology dating back to early 20th century and was wondering if anyone would be interested to have them as I cannot bring myself to throw them away. Here's hoping they can find a new home. Many thanks.
https://www.funzing.com/sd/fPjsY3 Looking for a different way to discover London's history? Join us as we take a trip through the darker side of the cities historic dockland area in an immersive theatre, pub tour extravaganza
Message to the Clergy and to Anthropologists and Archaeologists April 4, 2018 Gentlepersons, In order to civilize our world – or even have a sense of future direction, people need a clear understanding of our past. By “past,” I refer not just to history, to the last 5,000 years, but to the life of our species and our parent species, to the last 100-200,000 years and the last 2,000,000 years, respectively, to our history and our prehistory. Lacking that understanding, our ancestors have always been and most people remain today like the many characters in Irish myth-tales that are hopelessly adrift at sea, in a rowboat and without a rudder. Prior to Darwin and the first scientific studies of prehistory (anthropology and archaeology), prehistory was the exclusive domain of religion. Competition is threatening, especially in a world as savage as ours; so it was to be expected that the clergy and the paleo-scientists would deny each other’s contributions. Although Freud anticipated that religious myths and rituals might contain important information about our prehistoric past, information that could be extracted by psychoanalysis; I was the first person to systematically and comprehensively undertake this task. My major works, especially three-volume, 1200-page “Decoding the Deluge and Finding the Path for Civilization” (version 24) leave the open-minded reader with absolutely no doubt that sacred myths and rituals are what remain of our horrific prehistory. We can all be thankful to the ancestors and antiquaries that preserved this “sacred history” – in even a cartoon-like or hallucinatory form – because without it, the sparse fossil and artifact record would never provide a discernible outline of our past. I have assembled that outline and know the way forward for Man. I call upon you to help me disseminate the information and civilize our world. The pdfs of my books are FREE to download at http://www.DavidHuttnerForPresident.com/downloads.html. Thanking you for your time and consideration, David Huttner April 4, 2018
Went to Grant Museum last week. Well worth a visit