Public and Cultural Engagement (PACE)

PACE is home to UCL Museums and Collections, the Bloomsbury Theatre and the Public Engagement Unit. It is an engine for research impact through engagement, performance and exhibitions, a supporter of learning and research through objects, performance and collaboration with communities, and a training school for UCL staff and students in working with the cultural industries.

On stage engaging with public


  • connect the curriculum to cultural resources, partners, communities, and global challenges
  • enable research-based education through our cultural assets and partnerships with communities and cultural organisations
  • help UCL to be an accessible and publicly engaged organisation, through our venues and programmes
  • facilitate impact of UCL research through engagement with publics and culture
  • help UCL to hear, understand and work with the views of the world
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PACE news and articles

Last ever film night at the Grant Museum a week away

If you’ve not been to a Grant Museum Film Night yet, there is still time! But HURRY! More...

Published: Jun 29, 2016 11:39:03 AM

We need your help with our new website again!

We are looking for people again to get involved with an audience lab to talk to us about the latest prototype for our new website.  If you’d like to help us, it’ll take no more than 30 minutes of your time, we’ll have refreshments on hand and a £10 iTunes voucher for your trouble! More...

Published: Jun 13, 2016 1:27:53 PM

Bloomsbury Studio – call for submissions

The Bloomsbury Studio is a fully functioning, highly specified ‘black-box’ theatre space on campus operated by UCL Public and Cultural Engagement (PACE). The studio is available to UCL staff and students at a heavily discounted rate and comes with support from the studio team within PACE. More...

Published: Jun 7, 2016 9:59:56 AM

Cabinets of Consequence

We often do not see the connection between technology and the natural world. Yet the Earth’s beauty and resources have not only inspired technological innovation, they are essential elements of modern industry and digital culture.

Cabinets of Consequence is an exhibition that explores the interplay between human, environmental and technological activity by drawing on current UCL research in geology, neuroscience, literature, computer science and archeology. More...

Published: May 24, 2016 1:57:38 PM

Setting the PACE - Our World Record Breaker!

Last week the Guiness Book of Records confirmed that UCL's very own Susie Chan - Exhibition Manager in Public and Cultural Engagement - now holds the official Guinness World Record for the greatest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours – a ridiculous 110.24km / 68.5 miles. Not content with putting enough pressure on herself to do it, Susie actually live streamed it online. Apparently Paula Radcliff was one of the (literally thousands) of people following it and tweeting her support. More...

Published: Apr 25, 2016 10:59:23 AM