The Bartlett School of Architecture


UCLoo Festival wins best public event award

30 April 2014

ucloo comms award

Congratulations to Barbara Penner and the UCLoo Festival team for winning the UCL Communications and Culture Award for best public event of 2013. The award was presented by Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) at an awards ceremony on 2 April in the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre.  

UCLoo was a two-week festival running at UCL and around Bloomsbury last winter. The impressive programme of events accompanying this included a filth-themed Bright Club, a toilet makeathon, and a tour of local toilets.

The event was featured in Time Out as a lead news story, reaching an estimated readership of 227,000. The festival also inspired an episode of the BBC Radio 4 Costing the earth programme, entitled A Toilet for the 21st Century, which featured The Bartlett's Barbara Penner.

Barbara Penner, Senior Lecturer in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, comments on the winning the award: "We won alongside a truly stellar group of UCL researchers, including Steve Fossey for the supernova discovery, so we felt very honoured by it."

Image: Sarah Bell (Faculty of Engineering) and Barbara Penner (The Bartlett School of Architecture)