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HOW DOES STUFF GET INTO MUSEUMS ?

Date: 5 February 2015 | Time: Doors open 6pm event begins 6.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free event |

An introduction to a new AHRC-funded research project that links field archaeology in Egypt to museum collections across the world. Emma Libonati & Alice Stevenson will explore the complex networks and stories that emerge from the circulation of excavated finds, as well as provide evidence for why the recent sales of Egyptian antiquities, such as Northampton, are so concerning.

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INCREDIBLE INVERTEBRATES

Date: 6th Febuary to 21st Febuary | Time: 1pm to 4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

Creepy crawlies, bugs, pests, call them what you like but this half-term we will be celebrating the wonderful world of invertebrates. Join us to take part in our fun hands-on specimen based activities with our incredible invertebrates and get inventive with designing your own insect. This event is free and there is no need to book. Drop in between 1pm and 4.30pm.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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'NU'SHABTIS LIBERATION

Date: 16 September -18 October | Time: 1-5pm | Location: The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free event | Age group: ANY |

An exhibition by artist/archaeologist Zahed Taj-Eddin of Egyptian Faience – exploring technological aspects of this early ceramic material and using it to produce a massive Djed pillar, the largest faience object created since Pharaonic times, in addition to a whole phalanx of ‘Nu’ shabtis, come back to life. Ancient Egyptian shabtis were figures placed in tombs, to work for the deceased in the afterlife, but the ‘Nu’ shabtis assert their freedom, taking their own choices for life. The show features some 80 examples placed throughout the Petrie collection offering a contemporary take on their significance and forms the final part of Zahed’s PhD studies.

0207 7679 4138 | h.pike@ucl.ac.uk


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GATES TO EGYPT: MAPPING ALTERNATE WORLDS

Date: Wednesday 24 September | Time: 6pm - 8pm. | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL | Price: Free. Book: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gates-to-egypt-mapping-fantastical-worlds-tickets-12316568187?aff=eorg | Age group: Any |

Join James Kneale (UCL Geography) for a guide to mapping alternate London and creating gates that link the imperial metropolis to real and imagined visions of Egypt. Drawing on work such as Tim Powers’ The Anubis Gates, we will explore spaces in which Egypt has entered London and offer ways of physically and virtually connecting Egypt to London. Participants will also have the chance to work alongside artist researcher Judith Brocklehurst to make an alternative map of London with real and imagined gates and tunnels into an Ancient Egyptian universe.
Doors open at 6pm, event starts 6.30pm

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW'N'TELL: CHAGOS ISLANDS

Date: 25th September | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited PhD students who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. David Curnick will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose his object. Find out more about David’s work on the marine protected areas around the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean and some of his novel methods of investigating the fish populations there.

Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail his chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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CAMDEN FAMILY FUN DAY

Date: 27th September | Time: 1pm - 4.30pm | Location: Castlehaven Community Centre, 21 Castlehaven Rd, London NW1 8RU | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

We’ve packed up our specimens and are heading out for the day to Castlehaven Community Centre. Join us and other organisations from around Camden for this very special fun packed family day where there will be plenty to see and do to keep the family entertained, such as dressing up, storytelling and arts and crafts. Keep an eye out for our stall where you’ll find some amazing animals, and take part in our hands-on activities. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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SPACE BEADS FROM ANCIENT EGYPT: MAKING OBJECTS FROM METEORITES

Date: Saturday 27 September 2014 | Time: 2-5pm | Location: Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich, SE10 | Price: £5. Buy tickets via Royal Museums Greenwich: http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/events/space-beads | Age group: Over 16. |

A joint event between the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL and the Royal Observatory Greenwich (Royal Museums Greenwich) on beads - over 5,000 years old - hammered out of pieces of meteorites in Egypt.

In a discussion, chaired by Marek Kukula (Public Astronomer, ROG), Alice Stevenson (Curator of the Petrie Museum) will set out the ancient social context for these rare objects; Diane Johnson (Open University) will illustrate how these ancient beads were made and artist Matthew Luck Gulpin will show how he works with meteoritic material today. The discussion will be a followed by a closer look at meteorites in the collection of the Royal Observatory.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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DIG AHEAD IN ANCIENT EGYPT WITH MUSEUMS, ARCHIVES AND TV: FRESHERS' WELCOME

Date: 2 October | Time: 5-7pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: UCL Student |

A chance to acquaint yourself with UCL’s very own museum of (almost) all things ancient Egyptian, join the Friends of the Petrie Museum at a discount price as well as get to know the Egyptian Exploration Society (EES), a unique resource for excavations in Egypt. Over a glass of wine, meet the staff who work at the museum and EES and find out about enhancing your CV through volunteer opportunities.

Chris Naunton, Director of the EES and TV writer / presenter, will also speak about his BBC and C4 documentaries on Ancient Egypt with an example documentary 'The Man Who Discovered Egypt' screened in the Pottery Gallery.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW'N'TELL: PEATLANDS

Date: 8th October | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited PhD students who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Hannah Robson will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose her object. Find out more about Hannah’s work investigating the UK’s most globally significant wildlife area, the Flow Country peatlands of Northern Scotland, and animals that live there.


Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail her chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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DRAWING LIFE II

Date: 8th October | Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature. We will immerse ourselves in ecology while exploring the wonderful specimens in the collection. Each workshop will bring to life a new ecological concept, join us for just one or come to all three to discover more about the rules of the natural world and experiment with new ways of seeing. Booking is essential http://drawinglifeworkshops.eventbrite.com

To find out more about the Drawing Life programme visit http://drawinglifeinthegrant.wordpress.com/about/

ALL DATES FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD. PLEASE EMAIL D.VEALL@UCL.AC.UK TO BE ADDED TO A RESERVE LIST

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: UCLU EVENT

Date: Thursday 9 October | Time: 5-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free – book via UCLU website: https://uclu.org/whats-on/general/black-history-month-after-hours-tours-of-petrie-museum | Age group: UCL Student |

Tours on the hour (5pm, 6pm, 7pm) of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology with an introduction to the museum and why the collection of objects from over 7,000 years of Nile Valley history are so relevant for understanding Black History by K. N. Chimbiri. These 40 minute tours (approx.) are followed by a chance for a private view of the museum. Refreshments available.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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#UCLFACESRACE: EUGENICS@UCL

Date: 10 October 2014 | Time: 6-9pm | Location: Galton Lecture Theatre, 1-19 Torrington place | Price: Free - book in advance as places are limited: https://uclu.org/whats-on/general/uclfacesrace-eugenicsucl | Age group: Any |

A fact-filled revelatory exploration of UCL’s hitherto hidden history discusses Francis Galton’s ’Eugenics Record Office’, the research constructing unjust racial hierarchies and its legacy. In this first of three conversations in #UCLfacesRace, speakers and the audience are invited to consider how we evaluate the historical memory and, indeed, silence in order to address the challenges today.

Back of UCLU's Black History Month.

race@ucl.ac.uk


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS IMMORTAL

Date: Wednesday 15 October | Time: Wednesday 15 October 6-8.30pm (Doors open at 6pm; talk & screening at 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. £5 donation requested. Book via eventbrite: http://immortal.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any |

In 2095 a strange pyramid appears over New York City populated by humans and genetically altered humans, some of whom have secret powers. John J. Johnson introduces Immortal (2004, dir. Enki Bilal), a French produced film based on the comic book The Carnival of Immortals, which resets the Egyptian gods as space deities in the twenty-first century.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE

Date: 16th October | Time: 7pm-9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Worried about the world's problems? Focus on the Positive is an event that gives you a chance to make things better. Join us to hear UCL researchers pitch their ideas, and you can actually help to decide which ones will get funded.

The winning researcher gets a £2000 prize to fix the world and one runner up wins £1000.

For a very special Focus on the Positive, the Grant Museum welcomes some of UCL’s inspiring researchers who will tackle the big issues of today, inspired by the collection. They might want to use the money to bring their research into the real world, start a project or work with a charity. It’s a great opportunity to debate some big questions, meet people who are passionate about changing the world, and make a difference.

This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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EXPLORE ZOOLOGY

Date: 18th October | Time: 1pm - 4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

We have rifled through our drawers and searched through our cabinets to bring out some of our most amazing animals for our family hands-on specimen based activities. Ever wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many spots a leopard has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists and be inspired to ask these questions and many more with our enthusiastic museum educators. Come along and be amazed at the natural world. Drop in between 1pm and 4.30pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW'N'TELL: SODA LAKES

Date: 22nd October | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited PhD students who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Antonia Ford will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose her object. Find out more about Antonia's research on the unique habitat of the soda lakes of East Africa and the diversity of fish that inhabit them.
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Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail her chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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MARVELLOUS MAMMALS

Date: 27th October - 1st November | Time: 1pm-4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

From rhinos to wombats this half term we will be celebrating the beautiful and furry world of mammals. Come face-to-face with our marvellous mammals and have a chance to get your hands on and handle some of our fantastic specimens like elephant tusks, tiger skulls and leopard skin.

02031082052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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GREAT LIVES FROM ANCIENT AFRICA: MYSTERY HUNT

Date: Tuesday 28 October | Time: 2-4pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Family |

Join the hunt around the Petrie Museum to find the identity of famous and not so famous figures from Egyptian history. Can you find the object and work out the name?


020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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FAMILY FILM NIGHT: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Date: 28th October | Time: 6pm-8.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

What does happen to our specimens when we shut the doors at 5pm? Will you find our chimp climbing the balcony or our moles escaping the jar? Choose a spot amongst our skeletons and jars and enjoy a very special film screening of Night at the Museum and find out once and for all. Booking is essential, to book tickets visit www.familyfilmnight.eventbrite.com which will be live from 9th September.

This event is part of Night at the Museum Mile, delivered by inmidtown. To celebrate the release of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, in cinemas December 2014, take part in the Night at the Museum Mile trail during October half-term (17-31 October). The more museums you visit, the more chances you have to win amazing prizes, including a trip to LA for you and your family. For more information and to enter the competition, visit http://www.museum-mile.org.uk/.

THIS EVENT HAS NOW ALL SOLD OUT. TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST PLEASE CONTACT DEAN VEALL D.VEALL@UCL.AC.UK

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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BOOK LAUNCH & NETWORKING: HISTORIES OF EGYPTOLOGY - INTERDISCPLINARY MEASURES

Date: 28 October | Time: 5.30-7.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Adult |

Interested in histories of archaeology, Egyptology, museology, archives and related disciplines? Join us for informal drinks in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology to celebrate the new Routledge volume Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures. Meet the editor, William Carruthers, and other contributors, explore some of the archival materials held in the Petrie Museum, and network with colleagues interested in excavating archives.

Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of important themes: the historical involvement of Egyptology with the political sphere, the manner in which the discipline stakes out its professional territory, the ways in which practitioners represent Egyptological knowledge, and the relationship of this knowledge to the public sphere. Histories of Egyptology provides the basis to understand how Egyptologists constructed their discipline. Yet the volume also demonstrates how they construct ancient Egypt, and how that construction interacts with much wider concerns: of society, and of the making of the modern world.

020 7679 4138 | d.challis@ucl.ac.uk


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DAVID BARNETT: GIDEON SMITH AND FANTASY EGYPT IN VICTORIAN LONDON

Date: Wednesday 29 October | Time: 6-8pm. Doors open 6pm & talk starts 6.30pm. | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. Book via eventbrite: http://gideonsmith.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Over 16. |

Join writer David Barnett in conversation on his Gideon Smith alternate history books. His first book in the series Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl takes the reader on a journey from Victorian Whitby to London down the Nile in Egypt where the reality behind Penny Dreadfuls and heroes of Empire becomes more clear.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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FROM TOMB TO LIFE: FAMILY WORKSHOP

Date: Thursday 30 October | Time: 3-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. Book via: https://fromtombtolifepetrieworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Families (children 7-11 years approx) |

Family workshop to explore our cabinet of curiosities, make your own museum object and bring it from a tomb to life at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology inspired by the new Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Afterwards, why not take a short break and then see the screening of the second Night at the Museum (2009) film after hours in the museum (separate booking essential)?

This event is part of Night at the Museum Mile, delivered by inmidtown. To celebrate the release of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, in cinemas December 2014, take part in the Night at the Museum Mile trail during October half-term (17-31 October). The more museums you visit, the more chances you have to win amazing prizes, including a trip to LA for you and your family. For more information and to enter the competition, visit http://www.museum-mile.org.uk/.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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FAMILY FILM NIGHT: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM – BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN.

Date: Thursday 30 October | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. Booking essential via: https://petrienightatmuseum2.eventbrite.co.uk This is fully booked but it is likely people will pull out. Please add your name to the waiting list on eventbrite. | Age group: Families / family groups with children under 14 only. |

What happens in our museums after the doors close at night? Get an idea with a very special screening of Night at the Museum - Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

This event is part of Night at the Museum Mile, delivered by inmidtown. To celebrate the release of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, in cinemas December 2014, take part in the Night at the Museum Mile trail during October half-term (17-31 October). The more museums you visit, the more chances you have to win amazing prizes, including a trip to LA for you and your family. For more information and to enter the competition, visit http://www.museum-mile.org.uk/.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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THE GENTLEMEN OF HORROR. MR CUSHING AND MR LEE

Date: Friday 31 October | Time: 6-9pm. Doors open at 6pm and event starts at 6.30pm. | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £10. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gentleman-of-horror-tickets-12365831535 | Age group: Over 16. |

When they first worked together in The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy, Peter Cushing was one of the most famous actors in Britain, while Christopher Lee was unknown.

For the next quarter of a century, these two killed each other again and again and became firm friends. As Christopher Lee became internationally famous, Peter Cushing gradually retired into a life of quiet obscurity. And yet neither quite lost their taste for blood...

Written by James Goss, Directed by Kate Webster and starring actors Will McGeough and Matthew Woodcock

Ticket price includes a glass of wine.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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HALLOWEEN AT THE GRANT

Date: 31st October | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £5 | Age group: Adults |

Where better to spend Halloween than in a room of scary skeletons and skulls? If it’s “Eye of newt, and toe of frog” or “Wool of bat, and tongue of dog”, we’ve got all you could want for cooking up some toil and trouble this All Hallow’s Eve. Join us, if you dare, for a special late opening and discover the Museum after-dark, enjoy a drink and uncover some ghoulish animal facts along the way with Halloween themed specimen labels. There is no need to book, tickets are sold on the door and cost £5, which includes a free glass of wine.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@gmail.com


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS LUCIFER RISING BY KENNETH ANGER

Date: Thursday 6 November | Time: 6-8pm (screening 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. £5 donation requested. Book via http://luciferrising.eventbrite.co.uk This is fully booked but it is likely people will pull out. Please add your name to the waiting list on eventbrite. | Age group: Over 18 |

A rare opportunity to see Kenneth Anger’s avant-garde classic Lucifer Rising, filmed on location at Avebury, Luxor, and Karnak. The screening is accompanied by a talk from Ethan Doyle White (UCL) focusing on the film's underpinning occult themes, and the way in which Anger reflected the esoteric views of archaeology and Egyptology promulgated in the ideas of infamous British occultist Aleister Crowley.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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ART MACABRE LIFE DRAWING

Date: Weds 12 November | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaology | Price: Tickets £10 available from: https://artmacabrepetrie.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Over 18 years. |

Join Art Macabre for life drawing in an artistic journey back to Ancient Egypt, to explore the beauty, power and potency of some of the Petrie collections most stunning objects.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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DRAWING LIFE III

Date: 12th November | Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature. We will immerse ourselves in ecology while exploring the wonderful specimens in the collection. Each workshop will bring to life a new ecological concept, join us for just one or come to all three to discover more about the rules of the natural world and experiment with new ways of seeing. Booking is essential http://drawinglifeworkshops.eventbrite.com

To find out more about the Drawing Life programme visit http://drawinglifeinthegrant.wordpress.com/about/

ALL DATES FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD. PLEASE EMAIL D.VEALL@UCL.AC.UK TO BE ADDED TO A RESERVE LIST

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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EXPLORE ZOOLOGY

Date: 15th Novemer | Time: 1pm-4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

We have rifled through our drawers and searched through our cabinets to bring out some of our most amazing animals for our family hands-on specimen based activities. Ever wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many spots a leopard has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists and be inspired to ask these questions and many more with our enthusiastic museum educators. Come along and be amazed at the natural world. Drop in between 1pm and 4.30pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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18TH ANNUAL GRANT LECTURE: WHY AREN'T THERE ANY MARSUPIAL WHALES?

Date: 18th November | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: J.Z. Young Lecture Theatre, AnatomyBuilding, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Reproductive strategies vary wildly across vertebrates. Some species lay eggs, while other bear live young; some have larval stages with and undergo extensive changes before adult-hood, while others develop directly into forms similar to their parents. Young animals can be independent right from birth, whilst others, like us, can rely on lengthy parental care. Dr. Anjali Goswami will present her research on the evolutionary consequences of these different strategies focusing on marsupials using data drawn from broad sources such as long extinct museum fossils as well as developing embryos. This event is free and there is no need to book. Following the lecture will be a free wine reception and a private view of the Museum.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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UCL ART MUSEUM ON TOUR: A THOUSAND WORDS AT THE PETRIE

Date: 20 November | Time: 6:30-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL | Price: Free, booking required https://thousand-words-uclam-petrie.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Adults |

Join us to explore the longstanding relationship between creative writing and the visual arts.

Using the Petrie Museum’s rich collection of artefacts and works of art, participants will be led through creative writing exercises exploring rhetorical means to relate to art differently.

Free, booking required at https://thousand-words-uclam-petrie.eventbrite.co.uk

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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THE IMAGINARY MENAGERIE

Date: 22nd November | Time: 1pm to 4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

In the Museum we have amazing and beautiful animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed like the quagga, a not very stripy zebra, or the duck billed platypus. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork in our Imaginary Menagerie with a Museum artist. Drop in between 1pm and 4pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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ONE OF OUR DINOSAURS IS MISSING (1975) ON THE BIG SCREEN

Date: 25th November | Time: 6.30pm - 9pm | Location: J.Z. Young Theatre, Anatomy Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

In this classic comic espionage a team of nannies join forces with Scotland Yard and set off to find top secret documents stolen by Chinese spies and hidden within the skeleton of a dinosaur that now sits in the Natural History Museum, Historian of Biology and film-buff Professor Joe Cain (UCL Science and Technology Studies) will introduce the film that will make you question your very existence. The film is followed by a free drinks reception in a private view of the Museum. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW'N'TELL: GREAT APES

Date: 26th November | Time: 1pm - 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited PhD students who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Josephine Msindai will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose her object. Find out more about Josephine’s research on the social structure and conservation of primates around Africa’s Lake Victoria.


Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail her chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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UCL ART MUSEUM FILM CLUB IN COLLABORATION WITH UCL ENGLISH

Date: 26 November | Time: 6:30-8:30pm | Location: G6 Lecture Theatre, Institute of Archeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PY | Price: £5 donation requested, Popcorn will be provided. | Age group: Adults |

Stories from the North
Explore the narratives that shape identity with this season of contemporary Canadian cinema.

My Winnipeg (2007)
Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this surreal portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-film-club-my-winnipeg-tickets-12826144343

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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WORLDS COLLIDE: FIN DE SIèCLE FANTASY EGYPT

Date: Friday 28 November | Time: 6-9pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and Malet Place | Price: Free | Age group: Any |

Jump from the 21st century back over 100 years, then back to Ancient Egypt through our Friday night mini-festival including a range of activities from talks and fortune telling to mapping Fantastical Egypt and a 1880s to 1920s vintage disco.

With themed food and drink to buy, including Traditional G&Ts and Specialty 1860s Egyptian Traveller Cocktails from The Travelling Gin Company, come and explore the collision of Victorian imagination with Egyptian myth and fantasy...

Steampunk and fin de siècle costumes are absolutely encouraged.


Vintage Disco
Led by our very own Miss Bibi Synthe, a Lady Victorian Explorer and Artiste who will take you through the steps and moves to the tunes of the 1880s to the 1940s, such as He is an Englishman, Oriental Strut, I’m a Mummy – An Old Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra has a Jazz Band and Egyptian Fantasy curated by Miss Amara Thornton.

Consult the Ancient Oracle – Tarot Reading with Renuka
Legend has it that tarot cards came to Europe from Ancient Egypt, a repository of ancient wisdom to guide us through life. Renuka reads this wisdom in the guise of a Victorian fortune teller, using her extensive knowledge of the cards with insight and humour.

Map Fantastical Egypt
What does fantastical Egypt in London look like? Are there portals to the past? Do you have a story about a place in London where worlds collide? Obelisks on the Thames, Anubis in Hampstead, Sphinxes in Sydenham. . .

Explore our Cabinet of Curiosities
Look though our stereoscope to see 3-D slides from 'Egypt Through The Stereoscope’ (1905). Spin the zoetrope to see the figures from ancient hieroglyphics brought to life. View the panorama to take a modern virtual tour of the Nile and its street view influences in London.

Esoteric Egypt in London
Come and hear from Professor Roger Luckhurst (author of The Mummy’s Curse. A True Story of a Dark Fantasy) on occult mappings of London.
Blood, Dust & Celluloid: Fantasy Egypt on British Screens
John J Johnston’s heavily illustrated talk examines British film and television's fascination with tales of Egyptian horror and fantasy set during the fin de siècle and its immediate aftermath.




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020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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UCL ART MUSEUM ON TOUR: A THOUSAND WORDS AT THE GRANT

Date: 3 December | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Join Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science, to explore the longstanding relationship between creative writing and the visual arts. Using the Grant Museum’s rich collection of specimens and the Art Museum's works of art, participants will be led through creative writing exercises exploring rhetorical means to relate to art differently.

Free, limited places. Booking required.
https://thousand-words-uclam-grant.eventbrite.co.uk

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Date: Saturday 6 December | Time: 2.30-5.30pm & 6-10.30 pm. | Location: Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL Wilkins’ Building. | Price: £5 for seminar and reception. Book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-archaeology-of-lawrence-of-arabia-tickets-12316768787 | Age group: Any |

The Petrie Museum / ASTENE / CBRL (Council for British Research in the Levant) presents an afternoon and evening exploring the legend of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. The afternoon seminar includes a lecture by writer and historian Anthony Sattin, author of new book Young Lawrence: a Portrait of the legend as a Young Man (published by John Murray October 2014), as well as historian and archaeologist Dr Neil Faulkner (Great Arab Revolt Project) on the archaeology of T. E. Lawrence’s guerrilla warfare.

After a short break there will be a drinks reception and Lawrence themed display in the Petrie Museum at 6pm, followed by a key scenes guide by Cathie Bryan (ASTENE) and screening of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) at 7pm.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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UCL ART MUSEUM FILM CLUB IN COLLABORATION WITH UCL ENGLISH

Date: 10 December | Time: 6:30-8:30pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London, WC1E 6BT | Price: £5 donation requested, Popcorn will be provided. | Age group: Adults |

Stories from the North
Explore the narratives that shape identity with this season of contemporary Canadian cinema.

Barney's Version (2010)
This dark comedy, based on Mordecai Richler’s novel of the same title, traces the life and memories of Barney Panofsky, played by Paul Giamatti in a Golden Globe-winning performance. A hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer looks back on his successes and numerous professional and personal failures.

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-film-club-barneys-version-tickets-12826854467

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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QUEER ZOO

Date: 12th December | Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

An evening of performances, readings, interventions and provocations by artists and academics on naming and taxonomy.

The starting point for this event is the way in which Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people self-classify and order themselves into types, or are named by others. Queer Zoo will pay attention to the history and current influence of such labels. Through the frame of 'queer animality' and taxonomy, it will also stimulate broader thinking and discussion around the history and the development of categories of sexual orientation and gender identity/roles—‘homosexual’, ‘LGBT’, ‘queer’, ‘dissident’ etc.

As the inaugural event of the newly formed LGBTQ Research Network, Queer Zoo also offers a perfect opportunity to discuss and debate a name for the initiative.

Confirmed contributors include:

Oreet Ashery, Ginger Farbrother, Dr R. Justin Hunt, Juntae TJ Hwang, Dr Johanna Linsley, Dr Bob Mills, Regner Ramos, Olga Raciborska, Dr Sophie Robinson, Matt Smith, Jenkin Van Zyl.

Co-produced by Dr Ben Campkin (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture/Urban Laboratory), Dr R. Justin Hunt (Producer, I'm With You and NBR, Lecturer, Dance, University of Lincoln & Adjunct Professor of Sexuality Studies, Syracuse University, London) and Dean Veall (UCL Grant Museum). Organised and funded by UCL LGBTQ Research Network, The Grant Museum, UCL Urban Laboratory, UCL History of Art Department, UCL Office of the Vice Provost (Education), UCL LGBT+ Equalities Advisory Group

To book a space for this event email lgbtq-research@ucl.ac.uk. All welcome.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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THE IMAGINARY MENAGERIE

Date: 20th Decemeber | Time: 1pm to 4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

In the Museum we have amazing and beautiful animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed like the quagga, a not very stripy zebra, or the duck billed platypus. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork in our Imaginary Menagerie with a Museum artist. Drop in between 1pm and 4pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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DRAWING LIFE

Date: 13th January | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature. We will immerse ourselves in the natural world while exploring the wonderful specimens in the collection. Booking is essential https://drawinglifeworkshops2.eventbrite.co.uk

This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email Dean Veall, d.veall@ucl.ac.uk.

Booking opens for February's Drawing Life on 10th January. To book a ticket visit https://drawinglifeworkshopsfeb.eventbrite.co.uk

020 3018 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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UCL ART MUSEUM NEW ACQUISITIONS – AMY FENECK IN CONVERSATION

Date: 15 January | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: South Wing G12 Council Room | Price: Free | Age group: All |

Join Amy Feneck, Slade artist, and Lynette Cawthra, Library Manager of the Working Class Movement Library, to discuss one of UCL Art Museum’s latest acquisitions: The Spanish Civil War series.

Free, limited places. Booking required: college.art@ucl.ac.uk

college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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EXPLORE ZOOLOGY

Date: 17th January | Time: 1pm to 4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

We have rifled through our drawers and searched through our cabinets to bring out some of our most amazing animals for our family hands-on specimen based activities. Ever wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many spots a leopard has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists and be inspired to ask these questions and many more with our enthusiastic museum educators. Come along and be amazed at the natural world. Drop in between 1pm and 4.30pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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EIGHTS IN THE OCTAGON: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PERSPECTIVES

Date: 19 January - 30 June | Location: Octagon Gallery, Ground floor of the Wilkins building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Any |

Inspired by the Octagon’s shape and location, historians of science and culture investigate the number eight as a significant principle in Medieval and Renaissance systems of measurement, cosmology, design and creativity.

Curated by: Chiara Franceschini, Catherine Keen, and Sophie Page, with William Maclehose and Alison Wright

From 19 January to 30 June 2015.

sussanah.chan@ucl.ac.uk


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS- XENA & EROS: WARRIOR PRINCESS 'FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS'

Date: 22 January 2014 | Time: Doors open 6pm film and talk start at 6.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but booking fee applies see Eventbrite for booking - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xena-and-eros-tickets-14134670179 | Age group: 18+ |

Petrie Film Club Presents Xena: Warrior Princess 'For Him the Bell Tolls'

In this episode of cult television series Xena: Warrior Princess we are introduced to Aphrodite and her son Cupid (Season 2, Episode 16, 1997). In a dispute involving a pair of human lovers and Aphrodite’s temples, Aphrodite accepts the wager that she can turn any man into a romantic hero, irresistible to all women. The man of choice is the hapless Joxer, who changes from bumbling comic character to dashing hero at the sound of a bell.

The film showing will be accompanied by a talk by Amanda Potter on the different aspects of Aphrodite from Greek myth.

Free but please book via Eventbrite.

0207 679 4138 | h.pike@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW’N’TELL: LAKE BAIKAL

Date: 23rd January | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited PhD students who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Jennifer Adams will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose her object. Find out more about Jennifer’s research on the biodiversity of the wetlands of rivers surrounding the world heritage site of Lake Baikal in Siberia.

Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail her chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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LOVE, LUST AND LONGING IN GREEK POETRY AND IMAGE: FREUD AND EROS

Date: Tuesday 27 January | Time: 6 – 8.30pm (talk starts at 7pm) | Location: Freud Museum London | Price: £10 & £7 concessions. Book via Freud Museum London. | Age group: Adults |

Join the Petrie Museum for a visit to explore the imagery of Eros through the psychologist Sigmund Freud’s collection of antiquities and writings and the response of contemporary artists (including Jodie Carey and Edmund de Waal) in the exhibition Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing (22 October 2014 – 22 February 2015). This will be followed by a talk by Dr Peter Agocs (UCL Greek & Latin) on the use of Eros as an emblem of desire in Greek lyric poetry and what was understood by ‘Eros’ in the classical world.
Tickets via the Freud Museum: http://www.freud.org.uk/events/75774/-love-lust-and-longing-in-greek-poetry-and-image/
£10 & £7 concessions.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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THE GRANT MUSEUM’S LIVING LIBRARY

Date: 28th Januar | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Hidden within our specimens are stories that are just waiting to be told. Join us for an evening of conversations as UCL researchers bring to life the collection and share some of the stories of their research. For one night only they will be your living library books, using your library card you will have the chance to borrow them over the evening. Come find out more about their exciting research over a glass of wine and discover more about our specimens.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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THE IMAGINARY MENAGERIE

Date: 31st January | Time: 1pm to 4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

In the Museum we have amazing and beautiful animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed like the quagga, a not very stripy zebra, or the duck billed platypus. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork in our Imaginary Menagerie with a Museum artist. Drop in between 1pm and 4pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3018 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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HOW DOES STUFF GET INTO MUSEUMS?

Date: 5 February | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm and event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. Please book via: https://stuffintomuseums.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any |

An introduction to a new AHRC-funded research project that links field archaeology in Egypt to museum collections across the world. Emma Libonati & Alice Stevenson will explore the complex networks and stories that emerge from the circulation of excavated finds, as well as provide evidence for why the recent sales of Egyptian antiquities are so concerning.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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REPTILES OF THE SEYCHELLES

Date: 6th February | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited academics who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Simon Maddock will be joining Dean Veall for this afternoon session after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose his object. Join Dean to find out more about Simon’s work using cutting edge DNA sequencing and CT scanning on the evolutionary relationship between of the reptiles and amphibians o n the tropical islands of the Seychelles.

Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail his chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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EXPLORE ZOOLOGY

Date: 7th February | Time: 1pm to 4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

We have rifled through our drawers and searched through our cabinets to bring out some of our most amazing animals for our family hands-on specimen based activities. Ever wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many spots a leopard has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists and be inspired to ask these questions and many more with our enthusiastic museum educators. Come along and be amazed at the natural world. Drop in between 1pm and 4.30pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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DRAWING LIFE

Date: 10th February | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature. We will immerse ourselves in the natural world while exploring the wonderful specimens in the collection. Booking is essential and opens on Saturday 10th January. Visit https://drawinglifeworkshopsfeb.eventbrite.co.uk to book tickets.

This event is now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list then please email Dean Veall d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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ANIMAL INSTINCTS: SEX AND THE SENSES

Date: 13 February | Time: 6 pm - 9 pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6DE. | Price: £3 including a free glass of wine or beer | Age group: over 18s |

UCL Museums student events team invite you to explore your senses at a special Museum Late at the Grant.

Cavort amongst the specimens, enjoy an aphrodisiac cocktail (or three...), and get creative with our tactile activities.

With a photo-booth to capture the evening’s revelries and a range of themed cocktails, wines and beer at our cash bar, set your senses a-tingling at this alternative Valentine’s event.

(Copulating ladybirds not guaranteed).

Our advance tickets have now sold out, but you can buy tickets on the door (subject to availability).

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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VALENTINES AT THE GRANT

Date: 14th February | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £5 | Age group: Adults |

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so where better to do it yourself than at the Grant Museum of Zoology. Whether you’re looking for love or seeking to impress your Valentine date, join us for a special late opening. Discover the Museum after-dark, enjoy a drink and uncover how seduction is done in the animal world with our Valentines themed specimen labels. There is no need to book just drop in any time between 6.30pm and 9pm, tickets are sold on the door and cost £5, which includes a free glass of wine.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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INCREDIBLE INVERTEBRATES

Date: 16th Feb to 21st Feb | Time: 1pm to 4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

Creepy crawlies, bugs, pests, call them what you like but this half-term we will be celebrating the wonderful world of invertebrates. Join us to take part in our fun hands-on specimen based activities with our incredible invertebrates and get inventive with designing your own insect.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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CAROLINE LAWRENCE: SCRIBES OF ALEXANDRIA

Date: Wednesday 18 February | Time: 2-4pm (activity starts for 45 min at 2pm & at 3pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 booking fee / juice via Book via https://scribesofalexandria.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Family / children 8-12 years. |

Join ‘Roman Mysteries’ writer Caroline Lawrence for a reading from and quiz based on her Egyptian based book The Scribes of Alexandria. There will be a chance to win signed copies of the book and explore a trail of riddles with the young detectives Nubia, Flavia, Jonathan and Lupus around the collections of the museum.

£3 booking fee / juice via https://scribesofalexandria.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS THE HUNGER

Date: 18 February | Time: 6-8.30pm (doors open 6pm, talk & screening 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-film-club-presents-the-hunger-uk-tony-scott-1983-tickets-14508345853 £5 donation requested. | Age group: Over 18 years old only. |

Petrie Film Club presents The Hunger (UK, Tony Scott, 1983)
Based on Whitley Streiber’s best selling novel, screen legend Catherine Deneuve’s effortlessly elegant ancient Egyptian vampire prowls the demi-monde of early 80s New York in this visually and aurally stunning tale of immortality, yearning , solitude…and blood. Introduced by John J Johnston. Over 18 years old only. Part of LGBT History Month.

Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-film-club-presents-the-hunger-uk-tony-scott-1983-tickets-14508345853
£5 donation requested.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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THE GLASS BALL GAME: PLAY READING

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Price: £10 includes a glass of wine book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-glass-ball-game-play-reading-tickets-14508141241 | Age group: Over 16 years. |

A live reading of Mike Walker’s 2005 BBC radio play set in Egypt, 130 AD, examining the ultimately tragic relationship of the Emperor Hadrian and the beautiful youth, Antinous.

Cast:
Antinous – Adam Slynn
Hadrian – Alex Blake
Suetonius – Jack Baldwin
Sabina- Becky Pennick
Julia - Melkorka Oskarsdottir
Pachrates - Jim Scott

The performance will be followed by a discussion between the playwright, Mike Walker, and Egyptologist, John J Johnston. Part of LGBT History Month.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW’N’TELL: THE LIVING GLASS

Date: 25th February | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

For a very special Show’n’Tell we have invited our Leverhulme Artist in Residence to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. How do animals grow from glass? Find out more with Eleanor Morgan as she explores the Museum's glass sponge collection. These remarkable creatures are formed of 90% silica, the chemical from which glass is made.


Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail his chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE

Date: 26th February | Time: 6.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Worried about the world's problems? Focus on the Positive is an event that gives you a chance to make things better. Join us to hear UCL researchers pitch their ideas, and you can actually help to decide which ones will get funded.

The winning researcher gets a £2000 prize to fix the world and one runner up wins £1000.

For a very special Focus on the Positive, the Grant Museum welcomes some of UCL’s inspiring researchers who will tackle the big issues of today, inspired by the collection. They might want to use the money to bring their research into the real world, start a project or work with a charity. It’s a great opportunity to debate some big questions, meet people who are passionate about changing the world, and make a difference.

This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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OBJECTS OF DESIRE

Date: 26 Feb 2014 | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/objects-of-desire-tickets-14508398009 | Age group: Over 16 years old. |

Join Egyptologist John J Johnston and a host of academics and artistes as they discuss artefacts from the Petrie Museum and the stories they tell about the concepts of desire, both ancient and modern. Part of LGBT History Month.

Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/objects-of-desire-tickets-14508398009
£3 booking fee / drinks

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW'N'TELL:PONDS

Date: 27th February | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited PhD students who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Helen Greaves will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose her object. Find out more about Helen’s work on agricultural ponds in the UK and how work towards their restoration supports some of the UK’s rarest animals and plants.

Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail her chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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THE IMAGINARY MENAGERIE

Date: 28th February | Time: 1pm to 4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

In the Museum we have amazing and beautiful animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed like the quagga, a not very stripy zebra, or the duck billed platypus. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork in our Imaginary Menagerie with a Museum artist. Drop in between 1pm and 4pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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3RD GRANT MUSEUM (NOT IN A) PUB QUIZ

Date: 4th March | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Back for another year is The Grant Museum (not in a) Pub Quiz. Bring along your brainiest friends to form the ultimate team and compete at the chance of winning the much coveted Golden Glittery Lion. Do you know your jellyfish from your swordfish or your rabbits from your hares?? Join us as we delve into rounds of popular natural history with lots of treats in store throughout the night.

Teams of up to five people; free to enter but booking is essential. To register your team appoint a team captain and book your team on Eventbrite https://grantmuseumpubquiz3.eventbrite.co.uk Booking opens 12th January 2015.There is no need to register individual team members just register your team captain and the number in your team.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS JUSTINE (1969)

Date: Thursday 5 March | Time: 6-8.30pm (doors open 6pm, event / film starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 donation requested. Book via https://justinefilm.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Over 16 years old. |

Based on the Lawrence Durrell novel, in 1930s Alexandria Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, is introduced by a British official Pursewarden to Justine, the mysterious wife of an Egyptian banker. But is Justine involved in a movement to arm the Jewish underground in Palestine and undermine British rule. Introduced by Michael Berkowitz (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies).

Book via https://justinefilm.eventbrite.co.uk £5 donation to cover drinks is requested.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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DRAWING LIFE

Date: 10th March | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature. We will immerse ourselves in the natural world while exploring the wonderful specimens in the collection. Booking is essential with tickets released on the 10th February. http://drawinglifemarch.eventbrite.co.uk

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW 'N' TELL: GROWING A BACKBONE

Date: 11th March | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited PhD students who carry out research here at UCL to showcase just one object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 and tell you what they know about it. Elizabeth Ward will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose her object. Find out more about Elizabeth’s work on understanding the evolution of the development of the backbone or vertebral column in vertebrate groups such as birds.

Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail her chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS THE CLEOPATRAS (1983)

Date: Thursday 12 March | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 donation requested. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-film-club-presents-the-cleopatras-tickets-14508676843 | Age group: Over 15 years old. |

Petrie Film Club presents The Cleopatras (BBC, John Frankau, 1983)
Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. A rare screening of the first two episodes of this much underrated BBC2 television drama. Following in the tradition of I Claudius it paints a darkly comic picture of the pleasures, horrors and power politics of the royal court of Ptolemaic Alexandria from 145-30BC. Introduced by John J Johnston.

£5 donation requested. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-film-club-presents-the-cleopatras-tickets-14508676843

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS: CARRY ON CLEO (1964)

Date: Friday 13 March | Time: 6-8.30pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 donation requested. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-museum-film-club-presents-carry-on-cleo-1964-tickets-14508716963 | Age group: Any |

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. A screening of this classic British comedy in the unique Egyptological surroundings of the Petrie Museum. Filmed as a response to Hollywood’s epic ‘Cleopatra,’ (US, Joseph L Mankiewicz, 1963) it stars Amanda Barrie as a naïvely alluring Cleopatra VII and the inimitable Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar. Introduced by John J Johnston.

£5 donation requested. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-museum-film-club-presents-carry-on-cleo-1964-tickets-14508716963

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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STRANGE CREATURES: THE ART OF UNKNOWN ANIMALS

Date: 16th March - 27th June | Time: Monday to Saturday 1pm to 5pm (closed Thurs-Tues of Easter weekend) | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: All |

When new regions are explored and the animals in them discovered, how does the wider world get to experience these species? From the earliest days of exploration, art has been essential in representing creatures that are alien to people at home.

The Strange Creatures exhibition will explore the world of animal representations, featuring the painting of a kangaroo by George Stubbs which was recently saved for the nation. It was painted following Captain Cook’s first “Voyage of Discovery” and is Europe’s first image of an Australian animal.

Palaeontologists and historians of science, exploration and art from across University College London will tell stories from their own disciplines. Featuring medieval accounts of exotic creatures, art from the ages of exploration and empire, contemporary taxidermy and reconstructions of dinosaurs based on cutting-edge engineering principles, this exhibition questions how unknown animals are communicated to the wider public.

Strange Creatures: the art of the unknown animals, is part of Travellers' Tails a collaboration between Royal Museums Greenwich and four partner museums to investigate the history of exploration, art and science.

Read more on the exhibition website.

Image credit (c) National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

020 3108 2052 | zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk


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ANIMAL SHOWOFF

Date: 20th March | Time: 7pm to 10pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Suggested donation £5 | Age group: Adults only |

Strange Creatures After Hours
The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy Strange Creatures After Hours. Animals have been presented in bizarre and the incredible ways, come take another look at the natural world with our film night, late opening, open mic night, talks and drawing sessions.


The team behind Science Showoff presents a very special edition of their anarchic open mic night at the Grant Museum, Animal Showoff. Join us for an evening of demos, jokes, talks, music and other things. ANYONE can perform ANYTHING, the only rule is it has to be about the animal kingdom.

Tickets are available to book beforehand eventbrite.co.uk/e/animal-showoff-tickets-16153991022 and a limited number available on the door. Suggested donation of £5 goes towards the conservation of our 39 iconic large skeletons.

This event is part of the Strange Creatures: The art of unknown animals exhibition event series.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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FOSSIL FORAGE

Date: 21st March | Time: 1pm to 4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

Get stuck in at this free hands-on activity by sieving through our sediment that dates from a time over 50 million years ago, a time when London was underwater and patrolled by sharks and rays. Any fossils you find whilst sieving you get to keep, and they are all real. So come and join us for this free fun hands-on activity. Drop in between 1pm and 4.30pm.

Part of National Science and Engineering Week

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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GRANT MUSEUM FILM CLUB: SKIPPY THE BUSH KANGAROO

Date: 24th March | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Roberts Building, University College London, TORRINGTON PLACE, LONDON, WC1E 7JE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

“What’s that Skip, The kids are trapped down the old mine-shaft?” To celebrate our display of George Stubbs’ painting, The Konguroo from New Holland as part of our Strange Creatures exhibition, the Grant Museum film night is heading down under for back to back episodes of the classic Australian TV series Skippy Bush Kangaroo. Join Historian of Biology and film-buff Professor Joe Cain who will introduce a collection of his favourite episodes . The film is followed by a free drinks reception in a private view of the Museum. This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)

Date: Thursday 26 March | Time: 6-8.30pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 donation requested. Book via https://petriefilmclubthespywholovedme.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Over 15 |

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. Starring Roger Moore, the tenth Bond film is set largely on location in Egypt with Karnak and the pyramids taking the part of spectacular backdrops to the action as James Bond travels across Egypt KGB agent Anya Amasova tracking stolen microfilm. Introduced by John J. Johnstone (UCL Institute of Archaeology).

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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THE IMAGINARY MENAGERIE

Date: 28th March | Time: 1pm to 4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

In the Museum we have amazing and beautiful animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed like the quagga, a not very stripy zebra, or the duck billed platypus. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork in our Imaginary Menagerie with a Museum artist. Drop in between 1pm and 4pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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HEROES FROM THE DARK OR LIGHT SIDE?: ANCIENT AND MODERN HEROES VERSUS THE MINOTAUR

Date: 8 April | Time: 6 - 8.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Suggested £5 donation to cover drinks. Please book via eventbrite. | Age group: Any |

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. In the pilot episode from BBC Atlantis ‘The Earth Bull’ from 2013 a modern hero from the light side Jason confronts the dark monster, the Minotaur. Like the hero from Greek myth, Theseus, Jason saves the lives of his companions who would be sacrificed to the beast. But in BBC Doctor Who ‘The God Complex’ from 2011 when the Doctor meets the Minotaur there turn out to be more similarities than differences between hero and monster, and the boundaries between dark and light, hero and monster become blurred.

The screening will be accompanied by a talk from Amanda Potter on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, and aspects of dark and light in different versions of this story

Book via: http://petrielightheroes.eventbrite.co.uk Doors open 6pm & talk starts 6.30pm.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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THE LIGHT PROJECT - INNOVATIONS

Date: 16 April | Time: 6 - 8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: Any |

PhD student, Meghan Strong (Cambridge), is researching how the Ancient Egyptians illuminated the world around them. She will share her insights from working with lamps in the Petrie Collection, including a discussion of the importance of lighting in temples, tombs and the afterlife. Join us then to recreate lighting a temple outside the museum.


Please book via http://petrielightinnovation.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

020 7679 4138 | petrie.events@ucl.ac.uk


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DRAW IT LIKE STUBBS

Date: 21st April | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Strange Creatures After Hours
The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy Strange Creatures After Hours. Animals have been presented in bizarre and the incredible ways, come take another look at the natural world with our film night, late opening, open mic night, talks and drawing sessions.

What animal could you draw from just written descriptions made by sailors who compared something to a greyhound, wild dog, hare, deer, goat, mouse, jerboa and sheep? A kangaroo? Well that’s what George Stubbs did. Join us for a fun evening of light-hearted drawing of animals based on contemporary and historical descriptions, can you draw it like Stubbs did?

This event is free and to book a ticket visit drawitlikestubbsapril.eventbrite.co.uk


020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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THE LIGHT PROJECT - SYMBOLISM

Date: 23 April | Time: 6 - 8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: Any |

An evening of light offerings – getting to grips with the ancient symbolism of the hieroglyphs and looking at what was involved in making offerings at the temple and how that involved light. Ildiko Kalnoky and Louise Atherton, UCL MA Egyptology students, offer an interactive workshop. Join Output Arts SAND light installation outside the museum where you can make your own hieroglyphs light up.

Book via http://petrielightsymbolism.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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CREATING STRANGE CREATURES

Date: 25th April | Time: 1pm to 4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

The Museum has many amazing animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork with a Museum artist inspired by George Stubbs’ painting of the kangaroo.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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RE-LAUNCH

Date: 27 April-12 June, Monday to Friday | Time: 1-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: All |

Re-Launch is UCL Art Museum's inaugural exhibition that marks the reopening of our space after a programme of improvements.

Re-Launch presents a selection of objects, prints and video made in response to our collections and the theme of re-launch. Its contributors hail from the Slade School of Fine Art and have participated as students in our celebrated annual Slade/UCL Art Museum collaborations over the course of the past six years. While some artists investigate the sculptures, prints and drawings within our collections, others experiment with the physical spaces of the Museum to either exploit or explode notions of the archive and its structure.

More information will follow here shortly.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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THE LIGHT PROJECT - CAPTURING LIGHT

Date: 30 April | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: Any |

A chance to explore the Petrie Archive Collection of photographs and filmed excavations looking at the role of photography and film in early archaeology with historian Amara Thornton (UCL Institute of Archaeology) and colleagues from the Filming Antiquities project.

Book via http://petrielightcapture.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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ON LIGHT

Date: 1 - 4 May (with UCL activities taking place on 2 May) | Time: 7pm - 11pm, 1 May and 1pm -6pm, 2-4 May | Location: Malet Place, UCL, WC1E and Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE | Price: All activities are FREE. Drop in any time. Some activities will be ticketed, check the Wellcome Collection website at the start of April for full details | Age group: Adults |

Light is the stuff of magic, but it’s so ubiquitous we can take it for granted. Although the sun is our source of energy, the light that it produces has huge impacts on us far beyond the functional. Join us for a long weekend of performance, discussions, installations and walks that illuminate our complex human relationship with light. Along with bacteriologists, historians, artists and architects, we’ll explore the cultural and scientific importance of light.

'On Light' sees UCL collaborating with the Wellcome Collection on an eclectic weekender of activities and events. UCL based activities will take place on Saturday 2 May from 1 to 6 pm on Malet Place, including an open afternoon at the Institute of Making, and 'The Cabinet' presented by UCL Museums and Collections. Events will be taking place at the Wellcome Collection from Friday 1 May through to Monday 4 May.

More details will be available from the beginning of April from the Wellcome Collection's website.

e.baddeley@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW 'N' TELL: DINOSAURS

Date: 8th May | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited the co-curators of the Strange Creatures exhibition to showcase an object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 to share their Strange Creatures research Dr. Andrew Cuff Misha Ewen will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose his object. Find out more about Andrew’s cutting edge research reconstructing dinosaurs from just the fossils of these extinct giant reptiles.

Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail his chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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UCL ART MUSEUM FILM CLUB: MR TURNER

Date: 11 May | Time: 6.30-9.30 pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Price: Donations to UCL Film Club are welcome. To book a ticket please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-film-club-mr-turner-tickets-16411699836 | Age group: All ages (film is rated a 12A) |

Join UCL Art Museum Film Club for a screening of the award-winning film Mr Turner, directed by Mike Leigh. The event starts with an introduction to the UCL Art Museum and a viewing of a selection of its Turner holdings.

To book a ticket please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-film-club-mr-turner-tickets-16411699836

0207 6792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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UCL ART MUSEUM FILM CLUB: MR TURNER

Date: 11 May | Time: 6.30 - 9.30pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Uinversity College London, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: All ages |

Join UCL Art Museum Film Club for a screening of the award-winning film Mr Turner, directed by Mike Leigh. The event starts with an introduction to the UCL Art Museum and a viewing of a selection of its Turner holdings. A glass of wine and popcorn will be provided.

To book please go to http://uclartmuseumfilmclubmrturner.eventbrite.co.uk

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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DRAW IT LIKE STUBBS

Date: 12th May | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Strange Creatures After Hours
The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy Strange Creatures After Hours. Animals have been presented in bizarre and the incredible ways, come take another look at the natural world with our film night, late opening, open mic night, talks and drawing sessions.

What animal could you draw from just written descriptions made by seamen who compared something to a greyhound, wild dog, hare, deer, goat, mouse, jerboa and sheep? A kangaroo? Well that’s what George Stubbs did. Join us for a fun evening of light-hearted drawing of animals based on contemporary and historical descriptions, can you draw it like Stubbs did?

This event is free and to book a ticket visit http://drawitlikestubbsmay.eventbrite.co.uk
Booking for this event will open 14th April

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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THE LIGHT PROJECT - ALL THAT GLITTERS: EGYPTIAN LIGHT IN LONDON

Date: 14 May | Time: 2-4pm | Location: Cleopatra's Needle (further directions given after booking) | Price: £5 | Age group: 16 plus |

Join Debbie Challis (UCL Petrie) at Cleopatra's Needle on the Embankment and a walk to Monument for a look at how Ancient Egyptian beliefs about capturing light has influenced more modern ideas. How does a pyramidion work? What does a prism do? Where does the sun make London glitter?

Book via http://petrielightglitters.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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A UCL MUSEUMS MURDER MYSTERY

Date: 15th May | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Starts in Cruciform Lecture Theatre, Cruciform building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Back by popular demand is Museum Murder Mystery. Join UCL Museums for an evening of dark noir, intrigue and subterfuge for Museums at Night. Are you a Sherlock or a Sarah Lund or a Jessica Fletcher or a Poirot or even a Cagney and Lacey? We need your help to discover the murderer in our cast of characters, solve the clues across the Museum to crack the UCL Museums murder mystery. Team of up to five with prizes to be won for the team who can solve the case as well as for best dressed detectives on the night.

This event is part of Museums at Night.

This event is free but booking essential uclmuseums.eventbrite.co.uk

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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STRANGE CREATURES AT NIGHT

Date: 16th May | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults only |

Strange Creatures After Hours
The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy Strange Creatures After Hours. Animals have been presented in bizarre and the incredible ways, come take another look at the natural world with our film night, late opening, open mic night, talks and drawing sessions.

Come visit the Grant Musuem of Zoology for a very special late opening of the new Strange Creatures: the art of unknown animal exhibition. Join us for an evening of art, performance, games and live taxidermy over a glass of wine or beer to take another look at the natural world.

This event is free but booking is essential. Booking is now open. strangecreatureslate.eventbrite.co.uk

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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GREAT GRANT KNIT-A-THON

Date: 19th May | Time: 10am to 10pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Any |

Strange Creatures After Hours
The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy Strange Creatures After Hours. Animals have been presented in bizarre and the incredible ways, come take another look at the natural world with our film night, late opening, open mic night, talks and drawing sessions.

Inspired by artist Ruth Marshall’s knitted skin of a Tasmanian tiger, we have set the knitters of London the challenge of knitting the skins animals, in just 12 HOURS. Bring your knitting needles to stitch one, purl one for an hour over lunch or come after work and be inspired to join in over a glass of wine while you view the exhibition. Throughout the day hear from Strange Creatures co-curator Sarah Wade to find out how natural history museums can use contemporary art and craft to engage visitors.

This event is free and there is no need to book, drop in at any point over the day.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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GAMES AT THE GRANT

Date: 20th May | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Shuffle your cards and roll a dice to win on this night of fun and fierce competition. UCL researchers inspired by art, language and literature and the animals will be your games masters at this evening event held at the Grant Museum of Zoology. This event is part of UCL’s Festival of the Arts

This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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COLLECTING THE EMERGING

Date: 22 and 23 May | Time: Fri 22 May 12.30-8.00pm, Sat 23 May 12.30-6.00pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, Wilkins Building, South Cloisters, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: £5 booking fee | Age group: Any |

Collecting the Emerging is a two day symposium with academics, curators, collectors and artists to examine issues around collecting new and experimental art. With ever increasing interest in and opportunities for artists in the early stages of their careers, this event will investigate what the term 'emerging' means in relationship to contemporary art and its wider historical context. Discussions will cover economic and aesthetic value in the emerging art market; explore emerging practice and its relationship to historical narratives, archives and taxonomies; and consider how the current enthusiasm for collecting contemporary art impacts on practices that are still at a formative stage.

Speakers include: Louisa Buck (independent critic and Art Correspondent, The Art Newspaper), JJ Charlesworth (freelance critic and Associate Editor, ArtReview), Kirsty Ogg (Director, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and Lecturer, Goldsmiths College) and Dr Timotheus Vermeulen (Assistant Professor in Cultural Theory, Radboud University Nijmegen and Co-founding Editor, Notes on Metamodernism) among others.

This event is a partnership between UCL Art Museum and Zabludowicz Collection. It accompanies Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, an exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Zabludowicz Collection which includes significant and rarely seen works by over 30 leading artists, and Re-Launch, a show that marks the reopening of UCL’s Art Museum’s main space after a programme of improvements. This presents a selection of existing, newly commissioned and site specific artworks in collaboration with Slade artists created in response to the collections and the theme of re-launch.

There is a £5 booking fee.

To book please go to collectingtheemerging.eventbrite.co.uk

A link to details of the programme of sessions and speaker biographies will be posted here shortly.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW 'N' TELL: TASTES JUST LIKE...

Date: 22nd May | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited the co-curators of the Strange Creatures exhibition to showcase an object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 to share their Strange Creatures research. Misha Ewen will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose her object. Find out more about Misha’s work on the history of the first colonists to settle in Virginia and the animals they encountered (and ate).

Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail her chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection. This event is free and there is no need to book.

This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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CREATING STRANGE CREATURES

Date: 23rd May | Time: 1pm to 4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

The Museum has many amazing animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork with a Museum artist inspired by George Stubbs’ painting of the kangaroo.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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DRAW IT LIKE STUBBS

Date: 2nd June | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Strange Creatures After Hours

The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy Strange Creatures After Hours. Animals have been presented in bizarre and the incredible ways, come take another look at the natural world with our film night, late opening, open mic night, talks and drawing sessions.

What animal could you draw from just written descriptions made by drunken seamen who compared something to a greyhound, wild dog, hare, deer, goat, mouse, jerboa and sheep? A kangaroo? Well that’s what George Stubbs did. Join us for a fun evening of light-hearted drawing of animals based on contemporary and historical descriptions, can you draw it like Stubbs did?

This event is free and to book a ticket visit drawitlikestubbsjune.eventbrite.co.uk

Booking opens 28th April

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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RE-LAUNCH IN CONVERSATION – JANNE MALMROS

Date: 4 June | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free, drop-in. | Age group: All |

Re-Launch artist and Slade alumna Janne Malmros leads us in a hunt in UCL Art Museum. The process of finding and amassing images from the collection highlights ways in which she’s worked with the museum and other collections to unearth and layer elements of other works of art into a new creation. Free drop-in.


02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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SHOW 'N' TELL: AUSTRALIAN ENCOUNTERS

Date: 5th June | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

We have invited the co-curators of the Strange Creatures exhibition to showcase an object from the Museum’s collection of 68,000 to share their Strange Creatures research. Professor Margot Finn will be joining us after having rummaged through the drawers and cupboards to choose her object. Find out more Margot’s research on the history of Australia’s first European settlers and their experiences of the almost unbelievable world they encountered.


Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm with the talk starting at 1:15pm and lasts around 30 minutes after which the speaker will be on hand to show you in more detail her chosen object for the last 15 minutes. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime and discover the stories hidden away in our collection.

This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE

Date: 10th June | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Worried about the world's problems? Focus on the Positive is an event that gives you a chance to make things better. Join us to hear UCL researchers pitch their ideas, and you can actually help to decide which ones will get funded.

The winning researcher gets a £2000 prize to fix the world and one runner up wins £1000.

For a very special Focus on the Positive, the Grant Museum welcomes some of UCL’s inspiring researchers who will tackle the big issues of today, inspired by the collection. They might want to use the money to bring their research into the real world, start a project or work with a charity. It’s a great opportunity to debate some big questions, meet people who are passionate about changing the world, and make a difference.

This event is free and there is no need to book, during the evening there will be a paid bar with all proceeds going conservation of our historic collection.

This event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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CHARACTERS AND COLLECTIONS BOOK LAUNCH

Date: 11 June | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Any |

Characters and Collections, a new book on the centenary of The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, is published this week by UCL Publishing. Join us for a launch where characters behind this world class collection come to life in the museum on the 100th anniversary of being open to the public.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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LOOKING AT STRANGE CREATURES: A TRAVELLERS' TAILS SEMINAR DAY

Date: 13th June | Time: 10am to 3.30pm | Location: UCL Quad Pavilion Tent, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Take a closer look at some strange creatures with our seminar study day and find out more about how art has been used to communicate unknown animals to the world. Over the course of the day you’ll hear from some of our exhibition co-curators, have a private viewing of the Strange Creatures and get up close to some of our amazing specimens. The day will include time for audience questions and an opportunity to talk with the experts during refreshment breaks.

Strange Creatures: the art of the unknown animals, is part of Travellers' Tails, a collaboration between Royal Museums Greenwich and four partner museums to investigate the history of exploration, art and science funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Art Fund.

This event is free and but booking is essential visit http://strangecreaturesseminar.eventbrite.co.uk to book a ticket. Booking opens 14th April

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS GALLIPOLI (1981)

Date: 18 June | Time: 6-9pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Over 15 |

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. Featuring a section in Cairo, the film focuses on the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 two months after the Petrie Museum opened in London. The disastrous campaign led to the adoption of a different strategy, involving T E Lawrence, in Middle East diplomacy and politics, the repercussions of which are still felt today.

Introduced by Debbie Challis (UCL Petrie) who will look at the political context at the time of the Petrie Museum opening to the public in 1915 as part of the Centenary celebrations.

Book via http://petriecentenarygallipoli.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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DINOSAURS! OF VICTORIAN LONDON

Date: 23rd June | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: J.Z. Young Theatre, Anatomy Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Strange Creatures After Hours
The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy Strange Creatures After Hours. Animals have been presented in bizarre and the incredible ways, come take another look at the natural world with our film night, late opening, open mic night, talks and drawing sessions.


The Crystal Palace dinosaur models were unveiled in 1854 and took the world by storm starting the original Dinomania. These beastly models were the first anyone had ever seen of dinosaurs and left a lasting impression. Join historian of science and Strange Creatures co-curator Professor Joe Cain as he shares how these models, still on display today, were important in shaping the public’s perceptions of dinosaurs. This event is followed by free drinks reception and a private view of the Strange Creatures exhibition.

This event is free, there is no need to book

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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CREATING STRANGE CREATURES

Date: 27th June | Time: 1pm to 4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

The Museum has many amazing animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork with a Museum artist inspired by George Stubbs’ painting of the kangaroo.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


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EMPIRE OF THE ANTS (1977)

Date: 8th July | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: J.Z. Young Theatre, Anatomy Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Described as a cross between Love Boat and Jaws the Grant Museum of Zoology Film Club presents EMPIRE OF THE ANTS. With a star studded cast that includes Joan Collins and Robert Lansing, Empire of the Ants presents a world where these insects have grown to gigantic proportions and enslaved the human race. Join Historian of Biology and film-buff Professor Joe Cain who will introduce the film. You’ll never look at ants in the same way again. The film is followed by a free drinks reception in a private view of the Museum.

This event is free, there is no need to book

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk