On Saturday 10 June UCL will be a hive of activity, with not only one but three Festivals taking place!
The It's All Academic Festival will be running from 10am-8pm with events for all interests and ages. Join us in the Cloisters for interactive activities from across the university, including hands on displays from the Astronomy, Mechanical Engineering, and Neurology departments. Debate the future with top UCL academics, including Nobel Prize laureate Professor John O'Keefe at Back the Future, or hear more from our Politics department about the outcome of the General Election.
UCL alumni can join us in the exclusive Alumni Lounge in the main quad marquee for complimentary refreshments and activities. Please head to the Haldane Room to collect wristbands for you and your guests.
Meanwhile, in Gordon Square, you can join the UCL Institute of Archaeology for free drop-in, fun family events at the World Archaeology Festival (WAF) from 12pm-5pm. The Festival will host a range of exciting archaeology-related activities, including behind the scenes tours, art activities outdoors and indoors, and artefact handling for all ages. Events include: Sandpit Archaeology, Pace Yourself, Make it in Stone, CSI Gordon Square, Meat: The Ancestors, Sail Away, Sensory Silk Roads, Graffiti Wall and Meet the Alchemist. There's no need to book- just visit the Institute of Archaeology building on the corner of Gordon Square to find out more.
The day also sees the culmination of UCL’s Festival of Culture, which returns this year from 5-10 June with a packed programme of guided walks, talks, exhibitions, workshops, screenings, and our newly introduced Festival Book Club.
Highlights of this year's Festival of Culture include a live reading of George Orwell's 1984 on Tuesday 6 June at Senate House. You can drop in at any time to see a whole host of special guests including actors, politicians and journalists reading from Orwell's iconic work.
On 10 June, there is a chance to take part in a night time walk through Dicken's London, try your own hand at bringing Beowulf to life through performance, play and game design, or join our Festival book club to discuss Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.