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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
Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...
Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Apply to exhibit in the Octagon Gallery
8 April 2014
We are now launching the fifth competitive call for exhibition proposals for the new Octagon gallery. This is an opportunity to show off your current research. The theme for the fifth exhibition, inspired by the Gallery name, is EIGHT. Proposals on this theme are invited from across the UCL community.
- Feature current research being undertaken at UCL
- Be submitted by members of UCL staff and research students from at least two departments and result from cross-disciplinary working
- Demonstrate how the theme will attract the public
Proposals will be judged by a panel of academic and professional staff with exhibition expertise, chaired by the Vice-Provost (Research).
The criteria for judging will be as follows:
- Cross-disciplinary nature – is there evidence of cross-disciplinary research and interaction?
- Visual potential – can the work be showcased in a visually dramatic way? Is there potential for showcasing UCL collections?
- Engagement potential – will the exhibition appeal to wide range of audiences? Is there the potential for related events or other forms of engagement and a willingness to devote time to these?
Winners will work with UCL's Exhibitions Manager and museum curators to create an exhibition that draws on UCL’s museums and collections. They will have the benefit of technical and creative input and a budget of up to £4000 for content and materials (not fees or salary costs). In return they will be expected to devote sufficient time over a period of six months to selecting content and preparing and editing interpretation. Please read the guidelines and note this is time consuming! The exhibition will open in January 2015 and will run until June 2015.
If you need advice on completing the proposal, please contact the Exhibitions Manager, Susie Chan: telephone: 020 7679 3163 (ext. 33163)