Early Modern Exchanges


Gold, Shakespeare, Plague, Monsters and Written Treasures: The UCL Festival of Culture

05 June 2017–10 June 2017, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

UCL Festival of Culture 2017

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Early Modern Exchanges


Institute of Advanced Studies
Gower Street
United Kingdom

UCL’s Festival of Culture returns this year with a packed programme of guided walks, talks, exhibitions, workshops, screenings, and our newly introduced Festival Book Club.

Below are a selection of the events on offer, focusing on those related to the early modern period:

Tuesday 6th June

  • Plague and Pestilence: Today, we are constantly under threat from outbreaks of epidemic disease, most recently Ebola and Zika virus. But, how did medieval people respond to disease, and what was medieval plague all about?
  • Treasures of the Written Word: A rare opportunity to view highlights from UCL Special Collections, Archives and Records, including selections of Medieval and Renaissance books

Wednesday 7th June

Thursday 8th June

Friday 9th June
Metamorphosis: Monsters, Beasts and Humans: Medieval and modern tales and images of humans, animals and metamorphosis

Browse and book onto these and other events at www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture

Events are free and open to all. Bring your friends and family. We look forward to welcoming you onto campus.