UCL European Institute


European Institute partners on the Night of Ideas

20 December 2021

The UCL European Institute and the Faculty of Arts & Humanities have identified thinkers from across the UCL community for the Night of Ideas, organised by the Institut français and taking place on 27 January 2022.

Night of Ideas

Launched by the Institut français in 2016, the Night of Ideas is an annual event, which brings together leading voices from Paris, London and worldwide, to consider pressing issues and engage audiences internationally. This year's theme is 'Rebuilding Together'. 

Curated in partnership with the UCL European Institute, this year's programme, which coincides with the launch of the French Presidency of the European Union, features UCL voices including Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value; Jack Stilgoe, Professor in Science and Technology Studies; Zoe Laughlin, Director of the Institute of Making; Tim Waterman, Associate Professor in Landscape Theory; and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Professor in Migration and Refugee Studies.

Executive Director of the European Institute, Dr Uta Staiger, will chair a session entitled 'A Guide to Living in an Apocalypse', while a side-event will feature Professors from UCL and King's College London, being interviewed by PhD students.

To explore this year's programme, and events in the run-up, please see the dedicated project website: http://nightofideas.co.uk/

 All debates and events in the Night of Ideas  are  free  to attend and open to all, but prior registration is required. Online bookings will open early January.

Please check the dedicated website or the European Institute webpages in January for a registration link.

The Night of Ideas is supported by EUNIC Global Fund and organised in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the UK and the European Parliament Liaison Office in the UK.