UCL European Institute


The Quo Vadis Festival of the Arts and Humanities

06 June 2022–09 June 2022, 11:00 am–5:00 am

Quo Vadis Festival

Four-day festival celebrating the Arts and Humanities in the modern world.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






Stephen Hart and Florian Mussgnug

You are invited to this festival featuring a broad range of events including a roundtable with the Ambassadors of Europe; a screening of four documentaries on contemporary London; and a workshop on research Impact and sustainability.The festival is convened by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, co-hosted by the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies and supported by the European Institute.

This year’s Quo Vadis Festival of the Arts and Humanities addresses the function of values in our world, whether they are the political values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity in the Roundtable with the Ambassadors of Europe, the value of art for wellbeing, or the struggle against inequality and climate change.

We look at the role that research plays in the elucidation of moral and historical values, the changing role of languages and classics in the modern world, while celebrating how documentaries are able to interrogate everyday human values, thereby bringing us closer to an answer to Debra Castillo’s question: how do we promote a more human humanities? 

Find the full programme here

The festival events take place on campus at UCL and online. See the full programme for venue information and zoom links.