News and Events
Annual General Meeting, 20th November 2013
The ASCR Annual General Meeting 2013 will take place in the Housman Room
on Wednesday 20th November at 5.45 pm, and is open to all ASCR members
and their guests - booking is essential. After the business of the
meeting, there will be music, wine and a curry supper.
Please contact email@example.com to register your attendance.
Artwork, July 2013
Many of you will have noticed the new painting above the fireplace in the Housman Room. The Augustus John is now in storage and has been replaced by A Cheered Up Girl, by Motoko Ishibashi.
Every year UCL Art Museum acquires student works from the Slade School of Fine Art through the William Coldstream Memorial Prize, an annual purchase prize which recognizes a student’s particular excellence in any medium.
This year, Motoko Ishibashi’s A Cheered Up Girl won the prize. Motoko completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Painting at Slade. She will pursue her studies in the autumn with a Master of Arts at the Royal Academy.
Her work experiments with references to Japanese popular culture, history and childhood memories. She mixes these references with abstract ideas, exploring notions of narrative to draw in the viewer. Her use of textures and colour creates aesthetic ties between elements that might at first appear to be unrelated.
Strawberries, Cream & Pimm's, July 2013
ASCR Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 21st November 2012
16th August: Return to the Housman Room summer soirée. Read more
21st March: Wine-tasting in the Housman Room. Read more
The Haldane Events series was initiated in June 2004 to give informed 'behind the scenes' glimpses of UCL's academic life to ASCR members and their guests; subsequently the range was widened to include readings and music. Fifteen such events were held, the 15th being the last in the series. Read more
John Klier (1944-2007) taught in the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department at UCL from 1989 until his sudden and untimely death in September 2007. He was one of the most innovative and influential historians of East European Jewry and enjoyed an extraordinary degree of respect and affection among his colleagues the world over. Deeply committed to his department and the college more generally, he was well known to many colleagues right across UCL. Not least, he was a loyal supporter of the ASCR, taking part in the first of the Haldane series of events and serving for many years on its committee. Three events were held in his memory, the last of which took place in June 2010. Read more