UCL Engineering


Walk | UCL, from duelling ground to cutting-edge research | UCL Engineering Welcome Festival 2022

29 September 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

UCL Portico

Scratch at the unique surface of UCL in Induction Week with your fellow new UCL Engineering students. You'll definitely learn a new fun fact or two!

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students






Kim Morgan

Open to all new UCL Engineering undergraduates and postgraduates.

Please join us at 4pm on 29 Sept for a 45 min fun fact “did you know that” tour across UCL meeting in front of the Portico in The Quad.

UCL is nearly 200 years old and its history is ... well ... it's interesting! Our university was created out of a desire to do things differently and it's certainly been an exciting journey to get here.

We'll talk about crotchety social heroes, duels to the death, the first circle line in the world, our unique architecture, creative accountancy, heating systems, artists, Nobel prize winners and mattresses. Why do we have a cadaver on display in the Student Centre? Why is the portico a scaled-down copy of the National Gallery? Why did the Luftwaffe blow up the largest collection of German literature outside Germany? Will we have time enough in the tour to cover all this? Who knows.

Make sure you bring a coat/umbrella on the day - don't underestimate the great British weather!

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