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Love poems, strange tales, and microscopes: creative writing with First Story

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:29:20 +0000

One of the annual highlights of SCAR’s outreach work is our participation in First Story’s Creative Writing Day, which this year saw almost 100 pupils from six London schools descend upon UCL’s museums and library collections to attend workshops run by professional writers. In late February, poet Miriam Nash ran a session for 17 students […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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