Generation UCL: 200 Years of Student Life in London
25 September 2023–18 August 2024, 9:00 am–5:30 pm
This exhibition at the Octagon Gallery, Wilkins Building, places students at the heart of its 200-year history. It also marks 130 years since the formation of what became Students’ Union UCL.
Georgina Brewis, Director, Generation UCL: Two Hundred Years of Student Life in London
Octagon GalleryWilkins BuildingGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BT
Students are foundational to the story of UCL. Established in 1826 as the first university in England outside Oxford and Cambridge, UCL opened up higher education to those who had previously been denied access. This included religious minorities, the middle classes, and later, women. Since the beginning, students have been free to invent their own traditions and forge a distinctive student culture in London.
Through this exhibition, we celebrate students' contribution to life at UCL and in London.