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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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'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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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 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: 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 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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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 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, a 'cabinet of curiosities', come and explore the collision of Victorian imagination with Egyptian myth and fantasy...

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.


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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.
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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.

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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.

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