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In the Dark x Grant Museum of Zoology

In the Dark x Grant Museum of Zoology

Date: Tuesday 27 September | Time: 6.30-9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £8 | Age group: Adults

In the Dark x Grant Museum of Zoology is a yearlong collaboration celebrating the natural world through sound.

If you’ve ever been woken up by the sounds of foxes vigorously copulating next to your recycling bin then you’ll know we’re not the only animal to call our cities home. But is there more to urban wildlife than foxes and pigeons? Join us for evening of communal listening (imagine a cinema just without the pictures) as we explore the sounds of urban wildlife with Alison Fairbrass from UCL’s Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research.

Inspired by Alison’s research recording the biodiversity of London we will play a specially created crowdsourced soundscape of urban biodiversity along with a selection of specially created hand-picked audio from around the world.

In the Dark invite you to join them in the Grant Museum after hours and close your eyes for an auditory exploration of the animals that call the city their home.

Tickets are £8 and booking is essential, visit www.grantmuseum.eventbrite.com to book your ticket.

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

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk29sep.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Curiosi-tea social group

Curiosi-tea social group

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016 | Time: 2-4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6DE | Price: FREE | Age group: 60 + years

An afternoon tea for curious folk. Join UCL Museums for our regular social group for adults aged 60+ and enjoy tea (most importantly) talks and tours, behind-the-scenes visits, object handling, discussion, and museum-inspired creative activities. Be curious and discover the amazing stories behind our UCL Culture Museum's collections at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology,

The group will meet regularly throughout the year.

The next meet ups will be on Thursday 3 November and 1 December.

To attend please email j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk or Tel. 0207 679 4138

0207 679 4138 | j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie's War: World War I at Home and in Egypt

Petrie's War: World War I at Home and in Egypt

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

At 61 years old, Flinders Petrie tried to sign up to fight in 1914 but was turned away. This interactive talk explores what this archaeologist did during the war and what was happening in his beloved Egypt. The talk gives background to this Autumn’s theme of Archaeology & Espionage supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Presented by Dr. Debbie Challis (UCL Museums and Collections)

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

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

UCL Art Museum Film Club: Magnetic Rose

UCL Art Museum Film Club: Magnetic Rose

Date: 4 October | Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: We welcome a small donation. Popcorn and a refreshment are provided. | Age group: Adults

Artist in residence Kara Chin and Dr Martin Austwick from the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis introduce a screening of Magnetic Rose and a discussion of themes underlying art, films and other cultural productions. The Japanese animé follows four space travelers who are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by one woman's memories.
Popcorn and a refreshment are provided.
We welcome a small donation.

Places are limited, booking is required: http://ucl-art-museum-film-magnetic-rose.eventbrite.co.uk

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

The Psychology of Spying

The Psychology of Spying

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

People are fascinated by espionage and spying. How do you go undercover, risk your safety in high-risk situations. What is the psychology behind the ability to be a spy? What did this mean for those archaeologists recruited or involved in espionage to help the war effort in the Middle East and what does it mean now for our contemporaries engaged in intelligence gathering now? Join Dr Roderick Bailey, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine University of Oxford and UCL academics to explore this subject. Just remember to keep it under your hat and don’t tell anyone!

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

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

Creature Creations

Creature Creations

Date: Saturday 8 October | Time: 1.30-4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection in our family art day with our Museum artist.

Drop in between 1.30 pm and 4.30pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

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

Live Drawing with Lisa Gornick

Live Drawing with Lisa Gornick

Date: 11 October | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

In the lead up to her upcoming live drawing performance Regret: an Art Form, artist Lisa Gornick will create a scratch live-drawing performance around her research and early ideas. Come see process in action

Free, limited places.

Booking required: http://livedrawinglisagornick.eventbrite.co.uk

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Dead, Life Drawing

Dead, Life Drawing

Date: Tuesday 11 October | Time: 6.30-9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £8 | Age group: Adults

With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced our sessions are led by a Museum artist to give you insight and confidence in a wide range of drawing practices. Materials will be provided.

Tickets cost £8, booking is essential visit www.grantmuseum.eventbrite.com. Booking will open on 7th September

This event is now sold out. If you are interested in attending please sign up to the waiting list at www.grantmuseum.eventbrite.com .

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

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talks

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talks

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk13oct.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Whose artefacts are they anyway? the politics of provenance

Whose artefacts are they anyway? the politics of provenance

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Should artefacts in European and Western Museums be returned to their place of origin or should they remain in situ? From the Elgin Marbles to the Bust of Nefertiti there are arguments for and against the repatriation of artefacts. To link with our current Heritage Lottery Fund research project Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, we’ve brought together a panel to discuss this issue from different points of view. Join writer and cultural commentator Tiffany Jenkins as she talks about issues from her book ‘Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There’ and Heba Abd-El-Gawad, from Durham University as she talks about contemporary Egyptian perspectives on national identity and objects.

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

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

Explore Zoology

Explore Zoology

Date: Saturday 15 October | Time: 1-4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is, how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on specimen based activities 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 4pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

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

Natural Creativity: Sex and Trickery

Natural Creativity: Sex and Trickery

Date: Wednesday 19 October to Friday 23 December (Museum opening hours) | Time: 1-5pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: All

Why is the natural world so colourful and varied? This exhibition of drawings by Clara Lacy looks at the myriad of shapes, sizes and behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in order to survive, reproduce and pass on their genes.

It is commonly assumed that animals are born either male or female then reproduce as adults, but things can get much more interesting. Some species change sex over their lifetime, become a grandmother before giving birth, or trick others into thinking they belong to the opposite sex.

Clara Lacy is the Artist in Residence in the Mank Lab at University College London’s Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. Working closely with the scientists based there, Lacy’s illustrations bring to life their research into the amazing variety of sexual and genetic survival strategies in the animal kingdom.

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

New Acquisitions in Conversation: Lily Johnson

New Acquisitions in Conversation: Lily Johnson

Date: 20 October | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: All

Join artist and Slade graduate Lily Johnson to hear about her practice and her Coldstream-prize winning artwork.

Free, limited places.

Booking required: http://newacquisitionlilyjohnson.eventbrite.co.uk

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Art Macabre at The Petrie:  Mata Hari and Lawrence of Arabia

Art Macabre at The Petrie: Mata Hari and Lawrence of Arabia

Date: Thursday 20 October | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: £15 includes a glass of wine and materials booking https://telawrence.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

Find your inner Mata Hari and dashing Lawrence as you are transported back to the time of intrigue and mysterious dealings at the turn of the last century. Sketch after dark amongst the museum's artefacts. Be inspired by the Art Macabre life models, bringing back the lure and glamour of this enticing pair. An atmospheric soundtrack of music will play as we share tales and tableaux revealing the dramatic stories enshrouding these two historic figures.

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

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Date: Friday 21 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Death is part of life and at the Petrie Museum we have to think carefully and thoughtfully about the Human Remains in our collection. There are around 80 human materials in the collection ranging from hair fragments to nearly a complete body. Join Petrie Museum Curatorial Assistant Pia Edqvist for this lunchtime talk as she explains how she cares for, conserves and prepares our collections for research.

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

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

Spy Speak: families activity for Bloomsbury Festival 2016

Spy Speak: families activity for Bloomsbury Festival 2016

Date: Saturday 22 October 2016 | Time: 10am-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join in activities that will you have you cracking codes, deciphering doodles and being fluent in spy speak before the day is over! Free drop in family activity at The Petrie Museum as part of the UCL Hub @ The Bloomsbury Festival.

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

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

Spy Speak: families activity

Spy Speak: families activity

Date: Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 October 2016 | Time: 1-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: All ages welcome

Join in activities that will you have you cracking codes, deciphering doodles and being fluent in spy speak before the day is over! Free drop in family activities at The Petrie Museum every afternoon during the half-term week.

To book please go to spyspeak25_28oct.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Petrie Film Club presents War Horse (family screening)

Petrie Film Club presents War Horse (family screening)

Date: Tuesday 25 October 2016 | Time: 5-7.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 donation on booking | Age group: This film is PG rated (suggested 8 years and over)

Follow the story of Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, as he joins the cavalry and is shipped to France to join the fighting in WWI. A long way from northern Europe, there was another battlefield raging, that of Egypt and the desert campaigns of the Middle East. Here horses were used in cavalry charges too and suffered terrible hardships along with the soldiers caring for them. Join us for this families film screening to link with our Heritage Lottery Fund research project Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI

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

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

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 27 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Death is part of life and at the Petrie Museum we have to think carefully and thoughtfully about the Human Remains in our collection. There are around 80 human materials in the collection ranging from hair fragments to nearly a complete body. Join Petrie Museum Curatorial Assistant Pia Edqvist for this lunchtime talk as she explains how she cares for, conserves and prepares our collections for research.

To book please go to deadtomelunchtimetalk27oct.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Curiosi-tea social group

Curiosi-tea social group

Date: Thursday 27 October 2016 | Time: 2-4pm | Location: TBC | Price: FREE | Age group: 60+ years

An afternoon tea for curious folk. Join UCL Museums for our regular social group for adults aged 60+ and enjoy tea (most importantly) talks and tours, behind-the-scenes visits, object handling, discussion, and museum-inspired creative activities. Be curious and discover the amazing stories behind our UCL Culture Museum's collections at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology,

The group will meet regularly throughout the year.

The next meet up will be on Thursday 1 December.

To attend please email j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk or Tel. 0207 679 4138

0207 679 4138 | j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk

Cabinets of Consequence Octagon Salon #2 Animals /Agriculture

Cabinets of Consequence Octagon Salon #2 Animals /Agriculture

Date: 27 October | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Grant Museum | Price: Free but booking essential https://octagonsalon2.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

This salon to accompany the current Octagon exhibition Cabinets of Consequence will explore the relationship between non-humans, including animals and insects and their impact on the Earth’s eco-system - just what are their rights in relation to their contributions to our survival. This salon features guest speakers Dr Gavin Broad from the Natural History Museum and the UCL Grant’s own curator Paolo Viscardi plus others in a light-take on this topic taking place in the Grant Museum.

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

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Date: Friday 28 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Death is part of life and at the Petrie Museum we have to think carefully and thoughtfully about the Human Remains in our collection. There are around 80 human materials in the collection ranging from hair fragments to nearly a complete body. Join Petrie Museum Curatorial Assistant Pia Edqvist for this lunchtime talk as she explains how she cares for, conserves and prepares our collections for research.

To book please go to deadtomelunchtimetalk28oct.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Scary Tales for Halloween

Scary Tales for Halloween

Date: 29 October | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but booking essential https://halloweenatthepetrie.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

Draw your chairs close to the lamp, steel your nerves, and try not to think of the muffled but unearthly noises emanating from behind the locked door in the corner as you join us in the unique surroundings of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology for the reading of classic tales of living mummies and the like written by masters of uncanny fiction. Your hosts for the evening are Egyptologist John J Johnston and Amara Thornton (UCL IoA).

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

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Halloween at the Grant Museum

Halloween at the Grant Museum

Date: Saturday 29 October | Time: 6.30-9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £6 | 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 £6, which includes a free glass of wine. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed visitors.

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

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 3 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk3nov.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 3 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk3nov.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Vault in Discussion: Rise&Fold Workshop

Vault in Discussion: Rise&Fold Workshop

Date: 3 November | Time: 7pm-9pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Join artists Maeve Collins and Julie Griffiths as they examine the life of suffragette, Slade artist and key figure of the Irish Revolution Constance Markievicz. Using the kneading and folding dough as a metaphor for women’s work and a feminist perspective on the folding and unfolding of time, they ask 'who would she be today?'

Free, limited places.

Booking required: http://foldandrise.eventbrite.co.uk

02076792549 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Art Museum Film Club: Remainder

UCL Art Museum Film Club: Remainder

Date: 8 November | Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: We welcome a small donation | Age group: Adults

Artist Naomi Fitzsimmons introduces a screening of Remainder, a film exploring the concept of re-enactment at the heart of her work. The film by director and artist Omer Fast features Tom Sturridge as a London man who loses his memory when he's struck by a falling object develops a way to reconstruct his past.

Popcorn and a refreshment are provided.

We welcome a small donation.

Places are limited. Booking is required: https://uclartmuseumfilms-remainder.eventbrite.co.uk

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Big Cats Revealed

Big Cats Revealed

Date: Wednesday 9 November | Time: 6-9pm | Location: Royal Veterinary college, 4 Royal College St, London NW1 0TU | Price: Free | Age group: Adults and young people 16+

Join Team Cat, scientists from UCL and the Royal Veterinary College, as we take you (via video link) behind the scenes and into the anatomy room to witness a live dissection of a cheetah. We’ll discover some of the remarkable anatomical features of the world’s fastest land mammal and how it compares with its feline relations. Hear from members of Team Cat as they share the ground-breaking techniques they’ve used to investigate the anatomy of cats and the evolution of their skeletons.

Please be aware that the evening will feature footage of a dissection being conducted in real time. Because of the nature of the event (with graphic images of a cheetah dissection) it is recommended that only adults and children 16+ attend.

This event is free but booking is essential. Visit www.grantmuseum.eventbrite.com to book your tickets.
Booking opens Thursday 29 September.

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

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 10 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk10nov.eventbrite.co.uk

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

The Bentham Community late

The Bentham Community late

Date: Thursday 10 November | Time: 7-9pm | Location: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

This event is part of UCL Culture's UCL East outreach public programme.

Imagine if William Morris and the philosopher Jeremy Bentham had met to discuss their ideas about the pursuit of happiness over a drink? Well now you don’t have to. Join us for an evening of talks, debate and discussion on their different views on how to achieve happiness.

This is a partnership event between the William Morris Gallery and UCL Culture and our UCL East outreach programme.

To book please go to thebenthamcommunitylatenov16.eventbrite.co.uk


020 7679 4138 | ucl-east-outreach@ucl.ac.uk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 17 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk17nov.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Petrie Film Club special: I Claudius

Petrie Film Club special: I Claudius

Date: 17 November | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Booking essential with donation https://iclaudius.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

Universally regarded as a milestone in the history of television drama, 'I, Claudius' turns forty this Autumn. In order to mark the occasion, Egyptologist and Classicist John J Johnston (UCL Institute of Archaeology) looks back on the production of this darkly comic serial in a heavily-illustrated lecture, which will consider aspects of script, performance, and design, employed to imbue the reigns of the first Roman emperors with startling life.

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

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

20th Annual Grant Lecture: Nature for Us?

20th Annual Grant Lecture: Nature for Us?

Date: Thursday 17 November | Time: 6.30-9pm | Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Our relationship with the natural world has changed over the past 50 years as we’ve moved away from the idea of protecting wild areas from people to managing ecosystems for our own benefit. Professor Dame Georgina Mace (UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research) presents a history of nature conservation and asks: is nature for us? This event is free and is followed by a free wine reception at the Grant Museum of Zoology.

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

Explore Zoology

Explore Zoology

Date: Saturday 19 November | Time: 1-4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is, how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on specimen based activities 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 4pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

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

Petrie Film Club presents Dishonoured (1931)

Petrie Film Club presents Dishonoured (1931)

Date: 23 November | Time: 6pm-9pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Booking essential with donation | Age group: 18+

The legendary Marlene Dietrich stars, in only her second Hollywood role, as a prostitute recruited by the Austrian Secret Service to spy upon the Russians during WWI. This rarely seen and somewhat underrated film is the third of seven cinematic collaborations between Dietrich and Von Sternberg, which reveals both director and muse at the height of their considerable talents. Introduced by John J Johnston (UCL Institute of Archaeology) Screened as part of the Archaeology and Espionage season.

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

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 24 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk24nov.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Creature Creations

Creature Creations

Date: Saturday 26 November | Time: 1.30-4.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection in our family art day with our Museum artist.

Drop in between 1.30 pm and 4.30pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

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

Adventures into the unknown - Autumn late at the Petrie

Adventures into the unknown - Autumn late at the Petrie

Date: Thursday 1 December 2016 | Time: 6-9pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join us at the Petrie for an eve of adventure with talks and discussions on what it’s like to be an adventurer both in the past and now –where next do we go to seek our thrills with themed drinks and an adventurous soundtrack.

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

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

Animal Showoff

Animal Showoff

Date: Thursday 1 December | Time: 6.30-9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £8 | Age group: Adults, 18+ only

What would happen if we invited experts in every type of fauna* to make funny about the animals they know and love (or hate) for just 9 minutes? Animal Showoff is that! In a fun evening of science, jokes, stories and laughter come discover more about the animal kingdom from some of the its biggest fans.

*warning, may also contain plants, rocks and fossils.

Tickets are £8 and booking is essential www.grantmuseum.eventbrite.com. Booking opens 1st September

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

Explore Zoology

Explore Zoology

Date: Saturday 3 December | Time: 1-4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is, how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on specimen based activities 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 4pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

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

Dead, Life Drawing

Dead, Life Drawing

Date: Tuesday 6 December | Time: 6.30-9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £8 | Age group: Adults

With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced our sessions are led by a Museum artist to give you insight and confidence in a wide range of drawing practices. Materials will be provided.

Tickets cost £8, booking is essential visit www.grantmuseum.eventbrite.com. Booking opens 7 September

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

Curiosi-tea social group

Curiosi-tea social group

Date: Thursday 8 December 2016 | Time: 2-4pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: 60 + years

An afternoon tea for curious folk. Join UCL Museums for our regular social group for adults aged 60+ and enjoy tea (most importantly) talks and tours, behind-the-scenes visits, object handling, discussion, and museum-inspired creative activities. Be curious and discover the amazing stories behind our UCL Culture Museum's collections at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology,

The group will meet regularly throughout the year. More dates will be posted here shortly.

To attend please email j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk or Tel. 0207 679 4138

0207 679 4138 | j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk

Mystery Specimens talks

Mystery Specimens talks

Date: Friday 9 December | Time: 1-5pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: All

We gave each of our UCL Biology students a mystery specimen to identify and research over the past two months. Join them for these Mystery Specimen Afternoons, when they will each give a ten minute talk about what their specimen is, and what they found out about some of the incredible animals in our collection. Come along us and drop in to catch a short talk or two in the middle of the Museum.

Admission is free and there is no need to book.

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

Mystery Specimens talks

Mystery Specimens talks

Date: Friday 16 December | Time: 1-5pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: All

We gave each of our UCL Biology students a mystery specimen to identify and research over the past two months. Join them for these Mystery Specimen Afternoons, when they will each give a ten minute talk about what their specimen is, and what they found out about some of the incredible animals in our collection. Come along us and drop in to catch a short talk or two in the middle of the Museum. Admission is free and there is no need to book.

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

Creature Creations

Creature Creations

Date: Saturday 17 December | Time: 1.30-4.30PM | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection in our family art day with our Museum artist.

Drop in between 1.30 pm and 4.30pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

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

One Pot a Day exhibition

One Pot a Day exhibition

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2017 - Monday 30 January 2017 | Time: Tuesday - Saturday 1-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

“Every day, for 365 days, from January 1st to December 31st 2015, I produced one soft hand-made vessel using simple crochet techniques. The project came out of the desire to find a manageable way of sustaining a commitment to my creative output during a period when extensive time in the studio was not going to be possible.” Artist Kate Keara Pelen.

Join us to view Kate's work in-situ in the pottery gallery in the Petrie Museum from 29 November to 30 January.

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

One Pot a Day exhibition

One Pot a Day exhibition

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2017 - Monday 30 January 2017 | Time: Tuesday - Saturday 1-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

“Every day, for 365 days, from January 1st to December 31st 2015, I produced one soft hand-made vessel using simple crochet techniques. The project came out of the desire to find a manageable way of sustaining a commitment to my creative output during a period when extensive time in the studio was not going to be possible.” Artist Kate Keara Pelen.

Join us to view Kate's work in-situ in the pottery gallery in the Petrie Museum from 29 November to 30 January.

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk