UCL portico lit with pink lights

Monday 18 May - Friday 22 May 2015

We're delighted to invite you to the UCL Festival of the Arts 2015. Now in its third year, the Festival showcases the rich diversity of our world-leading research through a programme of over 30 free events, ranging from talks and hands-on activities to exhibitions, performances and guided tours. UCL has a proud history and an ambitious future. We work across traditional academic boundaries and around the world, and we are committed to the creation and sharing of knowledge for the long-term benefit of humanity. The UCL Festival of the Arts is intended to inform, challenge, entertain and inspire, and we look forward to welcoming you.

Professor Jonathan Wolff, Dean of Arts & Humanities

Programme Highlights

Big Ben at night (© Miguel Mendez)

Mon May 18


A Nocturnal History of London

The nightwalker - whether vagrant, pleasure seeker, night worker, artist or just a curious academic - discovers a different kind of city beyond the everyday...>>

Boys Bathing (1908) - Henry Scott Tuke

Tues May 19


Queer Edwardians: E. M. Forster & D. H. Lawrence

Join us to explore the strange relationship between innocence, naivety and boldness in the work of D. H. Lawrence and E. M. Forster...>>

Man reading (black and white)

Weds May 20


You Must Read This Book!

Hear panellists pitch for the book they're determined you should read. With five minutes to persuade you, time is of the essence...>>

Notre Dame de France, Leicester Square Place, London, WC2 (Murals by Jean Coctea) © Copyright Mike Quinn

Thurs May 21


Walking Cocteau’s Diaries

Join us as we explore Cocteau’s Soho to search for what’s left of the London Cocteau documented in his diary...>>

Soldiers of Ukraine in riot gear and protestors clash (December 1 2013)

Fri May 22


Passion & Politics

Come along and engage in conversations about key moments in which the political has revealed its affective side...>>