Mechanical Engineering


UCL Repair Cafe

17 February 2023, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

people fixing a red umbrella

Bring your broken or damaged possessions to our UCL Repair Cafe event at the UCL Institute of Making on February 17 and get involved!

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Institute of Making – Institute of Making
020 7679 3248


Institute of Making
Malet Place Engineering Building (MPEB)
Malet Place
United Kingdom

Bring your broken or damaged ​possessions to our Repair Cafe event, and learn the making skills that will give them a new lease of life! 

From in-person guidance on mending your beloved jumper to handy demonstrations on how to fix up your bike or kintsugi a special object with gold, there will be a whole host of useful and interesting repair activities on offer. We will provide tools, materials, and repair expertise to enable everyone to repair, no previous experience required.

Activities include:​ 

Come and get involved!

This UCL Repair Cafe taster session is also an opportunity for members of the UCL community to come and find out how you too can get involved in contributing to this fun, sustainable activity in future cafes. Whether you and your team have specific repair skills to add to the mix, or would just like to volunteer, please come and see us.

Please note: There will be a mixture of drop-in and bookable events, and you will preferably need to bring along the broken item itself, or photos if that is not possible. Check individual event listings for specific guidance.

Feature photo courtesy of Institute of Making

About the Speaker

UCL Repair Cafe

at UCL

The UCL Repair Cafe is a collaboration between, the UCL Insitute of Making, UCL Institute of Archaeology, UCL Mechanical Engineering and supported by Sustainable UCL.

We are actively looking for additional partners from the UCL community, so come along on to the repair cafe on Friday 17 February (12:00 - 15:00) or contact us to find out more