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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
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell
an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or
make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
As a closer look at the European
Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be
non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Journeys and Exchange: the Dutch East India Company
Publication date: Sep 7, 2012 10:29:00 AM
Nov 1, 2012 4:00:00 PM
End: Feb 1, 2013 9:00:00 PM
27 November 2012 - 1 February 2013
Admission is free
Journeys and Exchange explores cross-cultural elements of the Dutch Golden Age and the history of the Dutch East India Company. This small exhibition includes three exquisitely decorated and illustrated early printed books from UCL Library Special Collections and an image of a Rembrandt print from UCL Art Museum, alongside beautifully painted tiles and vases in the style of Delftware. The ceramics were created specially for the exhibition by participants in an innovative programme of community workshops, and reflect both cultural exchange in the seventeenth century and the workshop participants’ personal stories of migration. The project was the result of a partnership with the Wallace Collection, whose refurbished galleries of Dutch art re-opened to the public in 2012. This exhibition has been curated by UCL PhD student Stefanie van Gemert, who devised and led the workshops with support from UCL Public Engagement and Volunteering Services Units.