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Hannah Arendt and the Ancients

One of the most original figures of the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) still exerts a profound influence on political thinking today. Her work on revolution, action, totalitarianism, or “the banality of evil” continues to animate debates about democracy, about Israel and Palestine, about feminism and about the nature of political participation - she has even been the subject of a recent film. Miriam Leonard, Professor of Greek Literature and its Reception at UCL, discusses the inspiration that Arendt’s critique of contemporary politics found in antiquity.
12 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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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Starts: Oct 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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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Starts: Sep 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM


Publication date: Nov 13, 2013 04:48 PM

Start: Feb 06, 2014 12:00 AM

6 February 2014
Free film screening in full cinema setting in the Bloomsbury Theatre. dir. Christian Petzold, 2012, V.O. with subtitles in English. Introduced by Gaelle Fisher (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society)


6 February 2014, 6.00pm


Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street


Eventbrite - European Film Day 2014

Part of the European Film Day organised by the UCL European Institute, in cooperation with Routes into Languages. The  European Film Day offers teachers and students the opportunity to see original-version films (Spanish, French and German), with subtitles in English with an introduction delivered by UCL academics.

The evening screening of Barbara is open to all students, staff and the general public.

Barbara (dir. Christian Petzold, 2012)
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival 2012, this drama of human and political dilemmas follows Barbara, a doctor working at the prestigious Charité hospital in the East Germany of 1980, as she is banished to a hospital in the provinces as a punishment for an application to emigrate to the west. There, while harassed by Stasi official Schütz and secretly planning her escape, Barbara appears also to captivate an idealistic and handsome colleague. Is he falling in love with her? Is he another Stasi spy? Or both?