Curator Tour of "Generation UCL: 200 Years of Student Life in London"

Octagon Gallery, Wilkins Building
14th Dec 2023
15:00  - 16:00

The tour will last about 45 minutes.

A collage of photographs of groups of students through history, tinted in mid blue and lime green. Overlaid in white is the text 'Generation UCL: 200 Years of Student Life in London, Free exhibition, 25 Sept 2023 - 18 Aug 2024, Octagon Gallery'

UCL Special Collections invites you to an exclusive curator tour of the UCL Octagon Gallery's latest exhibition, 'Generation UCL: 200 Years of Student Life in London'. 

In anticipation of UCL’s bicentenary in 2026, this exhibition explores two centuries of university life, placing students at the heart of the institution's history. On display are items from UCL Special Collections, Students' Union UCL and UCL Museums, each of which sheds light on an aspect of UCL student life. During this tour, you'll get a chance to discover more about the objects on display and the stories that they can tell from one of the exhibition curators. Learn about Students' Union UCL, - now one of the largest student-led organisations in the world - national and international student activism, and hear from former students about their time at UCL via oral history interviews with alumni and extracts from memoirs voiced by actors.


The tour will be taking place Thursday 14th December at 15:00. Please reserve a place via our Eventbrite pageThe tour will last about 45 minutes, with time for questions at the end.

Can't make that time? We have another tour at 16:00, book a place on the later tour.


Meet your tour guide at the Octagon Gallery on the ground floor of the Wilkins Building. A UCL card is not required to enter.

The UCL Octagon Gallery is located in Bloomsbury, in the heart of central London. The nearest tube stations are Euston Square (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Warren Street (Victoria Line), and buses 18, 30, 73, 134 and 205 stop 3-5 minutes away on Euston Road.


The Octagon Gallery is within the Wilkins Building on the ground floor which has step-free access from the Main Quad. More detailed information about access is available via AccessAble. The tour requires you to stand for approx. 45 minutes. Please let us know in advance if you require a chair by phone: 020 7679 7827 or by email: spec.coll@ucl.ac.uk.

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