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Do Not Fear Austerity: A Public Meeting with Yanis Varoufakis

Alessandro de Arcangelis, UCL PhD student in History, reports on a ‘public meeting’ with Yanis Varoufakis, and his advice to Jeremy Corbyn.
30 September 2015
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Published: Oct 1, 2015 11:11:24 AM

Sryian Tragedy

A Syrian tragedy turning into a European tragedy

Gëzim Krasniqi, Fellow at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, traces the shifting routes chosen by refugees from Syria—and how the EU’s lack of a coordinated policy has been turning the Syrian tragedy into a European one. It has left the Balkan states with a refugee crisis impossible to master.
23 September 2015
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Published: Sep 9, 2015 9:38:06 AM


Fathers, Sons, and Grandfathers: Migration Across Generations

Through the stories of three generations in thirty families, Julia Brannen explores men's lives, migration, employment, fatherhood, father-son relationships and intergenerational transmission over the life course. As the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War unfolds across continents, she traces the stories of migrant generations that have gone before, of Irish grandfathers who left Ireland in the mid-20th century and Polish fathers who came to Britain in the 21st century, together with a group of white British 
9 September 2015
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Published: Sep 9, 2015 9:38:06 AM

Mapping Psychoanalysis

Mapping Psychoanalysis

Ernst Falzeder traces the rise and crisis of psychoanalysis, mapping how the psychoanalytic movement spread and grew from a private discussion circle in Sigmund Freud’s Viennese waiting room to a powerful international force across Europe and the world.
8 September 2015
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Published: Sep 8, 2015 2:46:00 PM


The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shackleton of Universities UK outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
3 August 2015 
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Published: Aug 3, 2015 7:10:48 PM


New calls for proposals from European Institute

7 October 2015
Our calls for proposals are out now! Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can apply to our Junior Research Forum, and UCL academic staff to our Small Grants Scheme. We provide support for research conferences or workshops, reading groups or seminar series, research expenses, and collaborations or public engagement activities. There are rolling deadlines every 1st of the month during term time.  More...

Published: Oct 7, 2015 3:24:57 PM

SSEES Centenary Film Festival

7 October 2015
University College London, offers a rare opportunity to sample cinematic works from Russia and Eastern, Central, and South-Eastern Europe. The films will be screened with English-language subtitles from October 12th to December 17th in the new auditorium of the Bloomsbury Theatre.  

Published: Oct 7, 2015 10:12:11 AM

Call for Proposals: Collaborative Science & Technology Workshops at UCL sponsored by French Embassy

1 October 2015
UCL and the French Embassy have collaborated since 2012 in support of an annual series of workshops with a Science and/or Technology focus. The workshop series is one of two joint initiatives between UCL Grand Challenges and the French Embassy Science & Technology department, the other being an annual series of Conference-Débat lectures, established 2010, on big cross-disciplinary topics, with speakers from UCL and research institutions in France. Deadline: 26 October 2015 More...

Published: Sep 9, 2015 10:46:21 AM


Britain & Europe Series

2015-16. Click here for details on upcoming policy panels, resource collections and our new blog.

UCL in the Press

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

1 October 2015
Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) tells the story of Ada Lovelace, a 19th-century countess whose work helped give rise to the modern era of computing. A BBC Four documentary. More...

Published: Sep 7, 2015 10:38:22 AM

From rockets to space toilets: unique exhibition celebrates Soviet cosmonauts

1 October 2015
The Science Museum's new exhibition celebrating Russia’s huge achievements in space gives us all something to treasure as space exploration wouldn’t be so advanced today without it, says Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics) More...

Published: Sep 7, 2015 10:38:22 AM

Do we need to improve security in Europe?

1 September 2015
Following the attempted attack on a high speed train in France, Dr Hervé Borrion (UCL Security & Crime Science) explains what this might mean for European security and train travel

Published: Sep 7, 2015 10:38:22 AM

Featured Events 

EU Referendum

The EU Referendum: Campaigning in London and Brussels 

8 October 2015 
Ever since David Cameron's promise to give the British electorate a vote on the UK's membership in the European Union the referendum has been high on the political agenda. With negotiations about Britain's "new deal" intensifying in Brussels, and with the campaign to stay in the EU about to launch, public debate and contestation about Britain and Europe will pick up momentum in the months to come. More...

Starts: Oct 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

National Parilaments

National Parliaments and the EU

12 October 2015 
Strengthening the role of national parliaments is one central demand in the UK’s agenda in re-negotiating the terms of its EU membership. In addition, Parliament’s control over EU decision making promises to be an important battleground of debate in the referendum campaign. The House of Lords EU Committee published an important report on the question in March 2014. More...

Starts: Oct 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Podemos, Power, Politics

Pablo Echenique: Podemos, Power, Politics

26 October 2015
Pablo Echenique Robba is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming general election, held on or before 20 December 2015. He will speak about the new way of doing politics that Podemos stands for. More...

Starts: Oct 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM