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SOLUTIONS: EXPLORING THE INFLUENCE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ON PROSTATE CANCER

Date: 30 July - 20 December | Location: Octagon Gallery, Ground floor of the Wilkins building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Any |

An exhibition curated by Dean Barratt (UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering / UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing) and Mark Emberton (UCL Surgery and Interventional Science).

Exhibition in the Octagon Gallery, from 30th July until 20th December

sussanah.chan@ucl.ac.uk


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS: STARGATE SG1 ‘BIRTHRIGHT’

Date: 21 August | Time: 6 - 8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free, £5 donation requested. | Age group: Adult. |

Find our inner TV Amazon this summer as part of our themed series assessing fantasy and SF uses of classical mythology in television.
A group of female Jaffa warriors have founded a separate colony, saving girl children who would have been sacrificed at birth. The Stargate team try to persuade the female Jaffa that they do not have to kill male Jaffa in order to survive. Introduced by Amanda Potter.

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


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Date: 28 August | Time: 6pm-8.30pm. Doors open 6pm. Talk / screening at 6.30pm. | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. Book via: http://petriefunnythingforum.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any |

Zero Mostel dominates the screen in Richard Lester's musically pared down but cinematically expanded version of Stephen Sondheim's hit musical farce, based on the works of Plautus. A beautifully recreated (and authentically grubby) First-century Rome is the setting for this frenetic comedy of confused courtesans, swaggering soldiers and scheming slaves, starring a host of much-loved comedy actors from both sides of the Atlantic. Introduced by John J Johnston.

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


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ANIMALS AND ENGINEERS: LEARNING FROM NATURE

Date: 3rd September | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6XA | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Have you ever wondered how a snake can see in the infrared? Or how a moth can follow an incredibly faint scent trail to its source? It’s not that their senses are just the same as ours, but better. They frequently use completely different sensing mechanisms, capable of giving them information about their world that we’re oblivious to. And now humans are starting to learn from the animals. Engineers are being inspired by the structures that animals have built into their own bodies, and this is leading to new materials and new solutions to long-standing problems.

Join us for this evening event celebrating the engineering solutions that animals have built into themselves, and what we can learn from them using some of the amazing specimens from the Grant Museum of Zoology.

This event ties in with the upcoming BBC2 series “Super Senses: The secret power of animals”, presented by UCL research fellow Helen Czerski and biologist Patrick Aryee. Helen will talk about the process of filming this series, the science she learned, and what it’s like for a physicist to have to wade into a swamp full of alligators. And then UCL engineers will share some of their cutting-edge animal-inspired research projectsf ollowed by a discussion of where this might lead in the future.

The Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering is a new cross-disciplinary Centre at UCL, supported by an EPSRC "Frontier Engineering" Award. It is dedicated to solving challenging problems, such as those related to energy, sustainability, health or scalable manufacturing, by learning from fundamental mechanisms behind desirable features in natural systems, and using lessons from nature to design innovative and effective solutions to these pressing problems. This is your chance to hear about some of the projects they are working on

The event 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.

Jon Wheatley 020 7679 2028 | jon.wheatley@ucl.ac.uk


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DRAWING LIFE I

Date: 10th September | 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/

Update: This event is now fully booked. Spaces are available for the next two dates on the 8th October and 12th November, see below dates

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


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EXPLORE ZOOLOGY

Date: 13th September | 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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WHAT COULD BE: WALKING AND WRITING IN STRATFORD

Date: 19 September | Time: 2-3 p.m. | Location: Meeting at Hackney Wick Overground Station | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Things have changed a great deal in the east of London over the past few years. The catalyst of that local regeneration was the Olympics of 2012 but 2 years on, has change gained its own momentum or will it slow down? Walking from Hackney Wick to the Sugarhouse Studios, this walk will lead you to observe the changing environment of Stratford and to think about its future by engaging in creative writing exercises. You will get to the studios with the seed of what could be: your very own story that can end there or evolve for years to come.

At Sugarhouse Studios, where our walk ends, you will be able to join a workshop led by artist Hilary Powell to learn more about her printing practice, her collaboration with the local community of Stratford and her pop up book 'Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley'.

Booking required at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-with-martine-rouleau-what-could-be-tickets-12777260129?aff=es2&rank=1

Part of UCL Art Museum On Tour.

02076792540 | college.art@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 Coram’s Field. 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/ | 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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TREASURE HUNT – GREAT LIVES FROM ANCIENT AFRICA

Date: Saturday 4 October | Time: 3-4.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: All ages – families welcome. |

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? Prizes are to be won! Clues set by writer K. N. Chimbiri.

Register at museum at 3pm. The answers will be given out at 4.15pm


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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JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTING

Date: 8 October | Time: 6 - 9 p.m. | Location: UCL Art Museum | Price: £20 donation requested. Materials provided. | Age group: Adults |

Join artist Hiroko Imada for this hands-on workshop introducing the participants to the art of Japanese woodblock printing. Taking inspiration from UCL Art Museum’s Japanese prints collection, the participants will learn from an experienced artist how to design, carve and print their own work.

£20 donation requested. Materials provided.

Booking required at: https://japanese-woodblock-printing-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

02076792540 | college.art@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/

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/events-activities/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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UCL ART MUSEUM FILM CLUB IN COLLABORATION WITH UCL ENGLISH

Date: 15 October | Time: 6:30-8:30 pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London | 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.

Stories We Tell (2012)
In this deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling the story. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by her family. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgic glimpses of a mother who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions.

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-film-club-stories-we-tell-tickets-12799408375

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

02076792540 | college.art@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 Elizabeth’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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EXPERIMENTS IN FORM

Date: 29 October | Time: 1 - 3 p.m. | Location: Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, North Cloisters, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Join artist and Slade graduate Nadine Mahoney for this hands-on workshop exploring the influence of formal elements in the creation and the understanding of art.
You will explore, though discussion and making, how artists have long used the simple frame (you might want to select something else as your focus) to create complex works, hide and reveal aspects of their process and direct the gaze.

Free, booking required: https://experiments-in-form.eventbrite.co.uk

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

02076792540 | college.art@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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THE SUBVERSIVE MILLINERY: COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY

Date: 30 October | Time: 6pm-9pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, Council Room, South Wing, Gower Street, University College London, WC1E 6BT | Price: £15 per ticket as an average donation paid on the day of the workshop. | Age group: Adults |

With Halloween just around the corner, join us at UCL Art Museum to tap into some collective creativity and make a unique headdress out of recycled materials.

During this evening of "anti-establishment" millinery, you will look at the creation and the cultural history of headpieces with Dr Susannah Walker, teaching fellow in the History of Art department and artist whose work uses textiles.

Find inspiration in works from our collection and in discussion with the group to make your own fascinator.

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-on-tour-subversive-millinery-collective-creativity-tickets-12429991439

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

Pay what you can workshop:

UCl Art Museum releases a limited number of tickets for ‘Pay What You Can’ workshops. There is no restriction (either way) to the amount you pay for your ticket. The main thing is that you pay what you can.

UCL Art Museum suggests £15 per ticket as an average donation paid on the day of the workshop.

02076792540 | college.art@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. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed visitors. For a chance to win, all you have to do is tweet a photo of yourself in the Museum in costume @grantmuseum.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@gmail.com


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FESTIVAL OF GEOLOGY

Date: 1st November | Time: 10am-4pm | Location: Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Families |

The Festival of Geology is a partnership between UCL, the Geologists Association and Rockwatch. Take part in brilliant activities allowing you to handle fantastic fossils, marvellous minerals and remarkable rocks. Try your hand at gem panning, identifying minerals and casting fossils, or come and listen to the range of talks on topics as varied as tropical forests at the poles or Mars exploration or the colour of dinosaurs. This day-long celebration of all things geological is one not to be missed for rock enthusiasts of all ages. And for those who can’t get enough of rocks and fossils there are field trips on the Sunday of that weekend, see the leaflets available on the day for more information. The 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 ON TOUR - RUN RUN RUN LONDON: THE RUNNER'S HIGH AND CREATIVITY

Date: 1 November | Time: 1-3pm | Location: UCL North Lodge, main entrance of University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT | Price: Free, booking required | Age group: Adults |

Join artists Kai Syng Tan and Jo Volley in a hands-on, or rather, feet-on exercise exploring the links between running, the runner’s high and creativity. Meet Kai at UCL and run/walk with her to Hampstead Heath (approximately 3.5 miles).

As we run, we will share thoughts, personal anecdotes and speculations about how running can be conducive to problem-solving or bring about unusual modes of thinking that depart from how we think when we do not move or run. At our destination, we run into Jo, who shows us where she runs and looks out for oak apples that she uses in her artworks which we proceed to see in her studio located nearby. Who knows, after this run, you may run home feeling so energized that you go on to create a masterpiece. Or two.

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

Free, booking required at https://runners-high-and-creativity.eventbrite.co.uk

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk


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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 | 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/

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: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | 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 WODS 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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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: 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.

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 and forward again with Roger Luckhurst (author of The Mummy’s Curse. A True Story of a Dark Fantasy) on occult mappings of London. A Friday night mini-festival with a range of activities from fortune telling with Astrampsychos, making 3-D postcards from 1890s Egypt and a 1880s to 1920s disco.
For more details see facebook Excavating Objects: Behind the Scenes at the Petrie Museum.

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


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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Date: Saturday 6 December | Time: 2-5pm & 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