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1 November, 2016 - Two women on thin ice

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

Organised by UCL Earth Sciences

Two women on thin ice: climate change science meets contemporary art. The exhibition by UCL Polar scientist Rachel Tilling and award-winning artist Zsuzsanna Ardó creates Arctic sights, sounds and textures, inspired by their respective Arctic expeditions, as well as exploring how visualisation affects the way that we perceive scientific data. Image © zsuzsanna ardó

Location: North Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Rachel Tilling

Email: rachel.tilling.12@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 4406

8 December, 2016 - Writing new histories of humanitarianism: Public roundtable discussion

Time: 16:00:00 - 19:00:00

The history of global humanitarianism is currently a vibrant field of academic research worldwide. There are also moves to promote the use of history in the practice and policy-making of humanitarian action. In this public roundtable we bring together key scholars from a variety of international settings, inviting them to comment on the successes and challenges of writing such histories, and to examine the ways in which academic work can engage with practitioners and policy makers. We expect a lively debate with plenty of discussion. This event is open to all and forms part of the end-of-project workshop organised by the ‘Moral Economy of Global Civil Society: A History of Voluntary Food Aid’ project, which has been funded by the Swedish Research Council 2013-2017 and is a partnership between Södertörn University, Sweden and UCL. The roundtable will be followed by a drinks reception 18.00-19.00 in the Wilkins Building, North Cloisters, UCL.

Location: Chadwick Lecture Theatre, Chadwick Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Georgina Brewis

Email: g.brewis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 6209

15 December, 2016 - iConserve plus: a brief tour of my phone diary

Time: 18:15:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by UCL Geography

Chris Packham is a naturalist, nature photographer and television presenter best known for his work in the BBC nature series Springwatch and Autumnwatch. As a passionate environmental campaigner and activist, Chris is not scared to speak his mind and to criticise conservation organisations where he sees lethargy and indifference, especially related to issues such as climate change, re-wilding and hunting. Chris is a hugely respected expert on British wildlife and a much celebrated communicator and persuader. His recent much applauded book, “Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir”, brings to life a childhood packed full of traditional natural history and deals with his experiences of Asperger Syndrome. Chris will cover the year of 2016 as seen through the photos on his iPhone. Expect to see his TV work, environmental campaigning, love of punk and even poodles.

Location: Cruciform LT1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Carl Sayer

Email: c.sayer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 0517