Welcome to the UCL European Institute, UCL's hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union.
In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate.
3 August 2015
Lucy Shackleton More...
Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM
In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...
Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Greek Tragedy's Renaissance Inflections
Publication date: Nov 13, 2013 04:48 PM
Start: Mar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
12 March 2014
A workshop on the reception of classical drama, the fate of Euripides' plays and Iphigenia at Aulis in early modern Europe.
12 March 2014
A consideration of the early reception of Greek Tragedy in early modern Europe, bringing together classicists and early modernists, the event will include performances of short scenes from the earliest translation by an Englishwoman of a play from the Greek, Lady Jane Lumley's 1555 Iphigenia at Aulis.
- Roger Green (Glasgow), Iphigenia in Bordeaux: George Buchanan's Jephthes
- Fiona Macintosh (Oxford), Tragedy and the feminine in the early modern period
- Alison Findlay (Lancaster), ‘I have prepared all thinge redie for the sacrifice’: Lady Jane Lumley's Iphigenia at Aulis (c. 1555)
- Kate Maltby (UCL), “The boldness of her mind”: how sharp was Lumley's Greek?
- Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde (Cambridge), Racine’s Iphigènie
The Rose Theatre Company Cast and Crew will perform scenes and discuss Lumley’s play, followed by a reception at 6.30pm.
For full details, please visit the event webpage