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Queen of the Sciences
View our new exhibition Queen of the Sciences
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Orwell at work.
Cricket team - Galton Papers
Cricket team - Galton Papers. c. 1904-1906
The Nuremberg Chronicle
The Nuremberg Chronicle - the Dance of Death. Incunabula Folio 2n.
An Anti-Suffrage Alphabet
An Anti-Suffrage Alphabet - Housman Collection.
Tug of War
Tug of War at UCL Sports Day, 1923
Vesalius De Fabrica
Vesalius De Fabrica, 1555. The first book of scientific anatomy.
Campi Phlegraei, 1776. Johnston Lavis Collection.
Correspondence and papers of Henry Peter Brougham
Pitts Threshers - Balfour Williamson
Pitts Threshers - Balfour Williamson Papers
Cross-section of Bentham's Panopticon
Man's place in nature
Man's place in nature. 1894. Smith Woodward Collection.
The four wheeled Orrery
The four wheeled Orrery - Graves Collection.
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Rare editions of Dante from UCL Special Collections on display
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:57:06 +0000
Rare editions of Dante from UCL Special Collections Monday 27 March 5.30pm The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, WC1H 0AB Admission free. Image from an 1869 edition of La Divina Commedia with illustrations by Gustavo Dore [DANTE FOLIOS DD119 (1869) vol. 1] There will be an opportunity to see some of UCL’s rare editions of Dante’s […]Read more...
How egalitarian were UCL’s founders?
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:03:25 +0000
On 9 February, I delivered a UCL Lunch Hour Lecture entitled ‘The youth of our middling rich’: how egalitarian were UCL’s founders? It was a reflection on research I have been carrying out over the past year on UCL’s much-touted radical and egalitarian credentials, particularly the claim that is often made that it was the […]Read more...
Weekly Dante readings begin today – Mondays 6pm
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:31:19 +0000
Readings from Dante’s Divine Comedy in English and Italian Mondays 6-7.30pm, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square (Admission free) Is a passage from Dante’s Inferno just what you feel like after a day’s work on a Monday? Or have you always wanted to know what all the fuss was about? Today you can find out, for free, at 6pm […]Read more...
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