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The Psychology of Spying

The Psychology of Spying

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

People are fascinated by espionage and spying. How do you go undercover, risk your safety in high-risk situations. What is the psychology behind the ability to be a spy? What did this mean for those archaeologists recruited or involved in espionage to help the war effort in the Middle East and what does it mean now for our contemporaries engaged in intelligence gathering now? Join Dr Roderick Bailey, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine University of Oxford and UCL academics to explore this subject. Just remember to keep it under your hat and don’t tell anyone!

To book please go to thepsychologyofspying.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talks

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talks

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk13oct.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Whose artefacts are they anyway? the politics of provenance

Whose artefacts are they anyway? the politics of provenance

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Should artefacts in European and Western Museums be returned to their place of origin or should they remain in situ? From the Elgin Marbles to the Bust of Nefertiti there are arguments for and against the repatriation of artefacts. To link with our current Heritage Lottery Fund research project Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, we’ve brought together a panel to discuss this issue from different points of view. Join writer and cultural commentator Tiffany Jenkins as she talks about issues from her book ‘Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There’ and Heba Abd-El-Gawad, from Durham University as she talks about contemporary Egyptian perspectives on national identity and objects.

To book please go to whoseartefacts.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Art Macabre at The Petrie:  Mata Hari and Lawrence of Arabia

Art Macabre at The Petrie: Mata Hari and Lawrence of Arabia

Date: Thursday 20 October | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: £15 includes a glass of wine and materials booking https://telawrence.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

Find your inner Mata Hari and dashing Lawrence as you are transported back to the time of intrigue and mysterious dealings at the turn of the last century. Sketch after dark amongst the museum's artefacts. Be inspired by the Art Macabre life models, bringing back the lure and glamour of this enticing pair. An atmospheric soundtrack of music will play as we share tales and tableaux revealing the dramatic stories enshrouding these two historic figures.

To book please go to telawrence.eventbrite.co.uk

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Date: Friday 21 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Death is part of life and at the Petrie Museum we have to think carefully and thoughtfully about the Human Remains in our collection. There are around 80 human materials in the collection ranging from hair fragments to nearly a complete body. Join Petrie Museum Curatorial Assistant Pia Edqvist for this lunchtime talk as she explains how she cares for, conserves and prepares our collections for research.

To book please go to deadtomepetrie.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Spy Speak: families activity for Bloomsbury Festival 2016

Spy Speak: families activity for Bloomsbury Festival 2016

Date: Saturday 22 October 2016 | Time: 10am-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join in activities that will you have you cracking codes, deciphering doodles and being fluent in spy speak before the day is over! Free drop in family activity at The Petrie Museum as part of the UCL Hub @ The Bloomsbury Festival.

To book please go to spyspeakbloomsburyfestival.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Spy Speak: families activity

Spy Speak: families activity

Date: Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 October 2016 | Time: 1-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: All ages welcome

Join in activities that will you have you cracking codes, deciphering doodles and being fluent in spy speak before the day is over! Free drop in family activities at The Petrie Museum every afternoon during the half-term week.

To book please go to spyspeak25_28oct.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents War Horse (family screening)

Petrie Film Club presents War Horse (family screening)

Date: Tuesday 25 October 2016 | Time: 5-7.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 donation on booking | Age group: This film is PG rated (suggested 8 years and over)

Follow the story of Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, as he joins the cavalry and is shipped to France to join the fighting in WWI. A long way from northern Europe, there was another battlefield raging, that of Egypt and the desert campaigns of the Middle East. Here horses were used in cavalry charges too and suffered terrible hardships along with the soldiers caring for them. Join us for this families film screening to link with our Heritage Lottery Fund research project Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI

To book please go to petriefilmclubwarhorse.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 27 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Death is part of life and at the Petrie Museum we have to think carefully and thoughtfully about the Human Remains in our collection. There are around 80 human materials in the collection ranging from hair fragments to nearly a complete body. Join Petrie Museum Curatorial Assistant Pia Edqvist for this lunchtime talk as she explains how she cares for, conserves and prepares our collections for research.

To book please go to deadtomelunchtimetalk27oct.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Curiosi-tea social group

Curiosi-tea social group

Date: Thursday 27 October 2016 | Time: 2-4pm | Location: TBC | Price: FREE | Age group: 60+ years

An afternoon tea for curious folk. Join UCL Museums for our regular social group for adults aged 60+ and enjoy tea (most importantly) talks and tours, behind-the-scenes visits, object handling, discussion, and museum-inspired creative activities. Be curious and discover the amazing stories behind our UCL Culture Museum's collections at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology,

The group will meet regularly throughout the year.

The next meet up will be on Thursday 1 December.

To attend please email j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk or Tel. 0207 679 4138

0207 679 4138 | j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Date: Friday 28 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Death is part of life and at the Petrie Museum we have to think carefully and thoughtfully about the Human Remains in our collection. There are around 80 human materials in the collection ranging from hair fragments to nearly a complete body. Join Petrie Museum Curatorial Assistant Pia Edqvist for this lunchtime talk as she explains how she cares for, conserves and prepares our collections for research.

To book please go to deadtomelunchtimetalk28oct.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Scary Tales for Halloween

Scary Tales for Halloween

Date: 29 October | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but booking essential https://halloweenatthepetrie.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

Draw your chairs close to the lamp, steel your nerves, and try not to think of the muffled but unearthly noises emanating from behind the locked door in the corner as you join us in the unique surroundings of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology for the reading of classic tales of living mummies and the like written by masters of uncanny fiction. Your hosts for the evening are Egyptologist John J Johnston and Amara Thornton (UCL IoA).

To book please go to halloweenatthepetrie.eventbrite.co.uk

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 3 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk3nov.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 3 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk3nov.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 10 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk10nov.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

The Bentham Community late

The Bentham Community late

Date: Thursday 10 November | Time: 7-9pm | Location: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

This event is part of UCL Culture's UCL East outreach public programme.

Imagine if William Morris and the philosopher Jeremy Bentham had met to discuss their ideas about the pursuit of happiness over a drink? Well now you don’t have to. Join us for an evening of talks, debate and discussion on their different views on how to achieve happiness.

This is a partnership event between the William Morris Gallery and UCL Culture and our UCL East outreach programme.

To book please go to thebenthamcommunitylatenov16.eventbrite.co.uk


020 7679 4138 | ucl-east-outreach@ucl.ac.uk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 17 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk17nov.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club special: I Claudius

Petrie Film Club special: I Claudius

Date: 17 November | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Booking essential with donation https://iclaudius.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

Universally regarded as a milestone in the history of television drama, 'I, Claudius' turns forty this Autumn. In order to mark the occasion, Egyptologist and Classicist John J Johnston (UCL Institute of Archaeology) looks back on the production of this darkly comic serial in a heavily-illustrated lecture, which will consider aspects of script, performance, and design, employed to imbue the reigns of the first Roman emperors with startling life.

To book please go to iclaudius.eventbrite.co.uk

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents Dishonoured (1931)

Petrie Film Club presents Dishonoured (1931)

Date: 23 November | Time: 6pm-9pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Booking essential with donation | Age group: 18+

The legendary Marlene Dietrich stars, in only her second Hollywood role, as a prostitute recruited by the Austrian Secret Service to spy upon the Russians during WWI. This rarely seen and somewhat underrated film is the third of seven cinematic collaborations between Dietrich and Von Sternberg, which reveals both director and muse at the height of their considerable talents. Introduced by John J Johnston (UCL Institute of Archaeology) Screened as part of the Archaeology and Espionage season.

To book please go to dishonoured.eventbrite.co.uk

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 24 November 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk24nov.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Adventures into the unknown - Autumn late at the Petrie

Adventures into the unknown - Autumn late at the Petrie

Date: Thursday 1 December 2016 | Time: 6-9pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join us at the Petrie for an eve of adventure with talks and discussions on what it’s like to be an adventurer both in the past and now –where next do we go to seek our thrills with themed drinks and an adventurous soundtrack.

To book please go to adventuresintotheunknown.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Curiosi-tea social group

Curiosi-tea social group

Date: Thursday 8 December 2016 | Time: 2-4pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: 60 + years

An afternoon tea for curious folk. Join UCL Museums for our regular social group for adults aged 60+ and enjoy tea (most importantly) talks and tours, behind-the-scenes visits, object handling, discussion, and museum-inspired creative activities. Be curious and discover the amazing stories behind our UCL Culture Museum's collections at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology,

The group will meet regularly throughout the year. More dates will be posted here shortly.

To attend please email j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk or Tel. 0207 679 4138

0207 679 4138 | j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk

One Pot a Day exhibition

One Pot a Day exhibition

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2017 - Monday 30 January 2017 | Time: Tuesday - Saturday 1-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

“Every day, for 365 days, from January 1st to December 31st 2015, I produced one soft hand-made vessel using simple crochet techniques. The project came out of the desire to find a manageable way of sustaining a commitment to my creative output during a period when extensive time in the studio was not going to be possible.” Artist Kate Keara Pelen.

Join us to view Kate's work in-situ in the pottery gallery in the Petrie Museum from 29 November to 30 January.

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

One Pot a Day exhibition

One Pot a Day exhibition

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2017 - Monday 30 January 2017 | Time: Tuesday - Saturday 1-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

“Every day, for 365 days, from January 1st to December 31st 2015, I produced one soft hand-made vessel using simple crochet techniques. The project came out of the desire to find a manageable way of sustaining a commitment to my creative output during a period when extensive time in the studio was not going to be possible.” Artist Kate Keara Pelen.

Join us to view Kate's work in-situ in the pottery gallery in the Petrie Museum from 29 November to 30 January.

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

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