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10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Events

How Eurocode 7 gets misunderstood

22 September 2014
A BGA Early Careers Members event on new European safety codes and design methodologies, hosted at ARUP with UCL's Georgios Katsigiannis. More...

Starts: Sep 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM

EU 2014-19: New Faces, Old Problems?

2 October 2014
This panel discussion with three leading experts - academics and practitioners - will discuss the long-term consequences of the 2014 European Parliament elections and of the "Spitzenkandidaten" process in particular.
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Starts: Oct 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Only Doing My Duty. Defining Perpetrators in Relation to State Sanctioned Violence

9-10 October 2014
A workshop hosted by the UCL research group Reverberations of the Second World War in Germany and Europe and the German Historical Institute in London.
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Starts: Oct 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Trust: A History

15 October 2014
We often talk of a 'crisis of trust' - justifiably so, as the current crisis in the Western world is serious. However, trust as such is often misunderstood because we are unable to place it in historical context.  More...

Starts: Oct 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM

I died in hell - (They called it Passchendaele)

4 November 2014
A multilingual and multimedia commemoration of the First World War, organised by the UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies and curated by the Flemish-Dutch cultural institution Ons Erfdeel.  More...

Starts: Nov 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Total War: Mexico and Europe 1914

19 November 2014
Alan Knight (Oxford) will give a lecture comparing the (neglected) military dimension of the Mexican Revolution to WWI in Europe, in this event hosted by UCL's Institute of the Americas. More...

Starts: Nov 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM