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The Trappings of Trade: Osterley House reveals its gems from the East

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Osterley House

Stunning Japanese-lacquered chests, Gujarati fabrics and fine Chinese porcelain are some of the distinctive objects displayed in a new exhibition co-curated by UCL researchers, National Trust staff and volunteers at Osterley Park and House in west London.

Bentham’s personal correspondence to be digitised for first time

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Bentham letter

Thousands of letters revealing a far more personal side of the British philosopher Jeremy Bentham and his family are set to be digitised as part of the UCL Transcribe Bentham project, uniting the entire collection of Bentham’s manuscripts for the first time since his death in 1832.

UCL-sponsored technical college welcomes students at Open Day

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Elutec

Elutec, a new UCL-sponsored University Technical College aimed at students with an interest in engineering careers, is holding its first ever Open Day on 20 July.

UCL volunteers help Camden introduce programming clubs in all primary schools

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Simon Collins

From September, the London Borough of Camden will be the first local authority in England to introduce computer programming clubs in all of its 41 maintained primary schools, with help from volunteers from UCL and Google.

Jeremy Bentham makes surprise visit to UCL Council

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Jeremy Bentham Provost

Jeremy Bentham was recorded as 'present but not voting' in acknowledgement of one of the most popular Bentham legends yesterday as he made a surprise appearance at Professor Sir Malcolm Grant's last ever UCL Council meeting.

UCL students win 2013 National Mooting Competition

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mooting

Two UCL students have won this year’s Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition for the first time in 41 years, having beaten Liverpool John Moores University in the President’s Court of the Royal Courts of Justice. 

UCL Anthropology hosts summer school

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anthropology

Last month the UCL Anthropology opened its doors and store cupboards to 16 students from the UCL Academy for a two-day summer school. 

UCL celebrates 150th anniversary of Japan’s Choshu Five

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Choshu

The story of five young Japanese noblemen who endured a perilous 135-day sea journey aboard a Jardine Matheson & Co ship to come to Victorian-era London and study at UCL is being marked today at an event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of their departure.

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