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Watch the Olympics on a big screen in the UCL front Quad

29 June 2012

Between the 27 July and 10 August, the Olympics will be shown on a big screen in the UCL front Quad.

UCL Quad during opening ceremony All are welcome to attend.

Coverage began on Friday 27 July showing Danny Boyle's much anticipated opening ceremony. Andrew Grainger (UCL Estates) tweeted: "There must be at least 2,000 people having fun in UCL Quad watching the opening ceremony. Amazing atmosphere!"

The Games are being broadcast on a 4mx3m big screen from Monday to Friday, and during the weekend of the 4 and 5 of August.

Coverage begins at 10am and will continue through until 10pm each day. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and a bar will open from 5pm until 10pm.

Staff, students and visitors alike are encouraged to delay their journey home for an hour or two and invite family and friends to come and experience the Olympic atmosphere.

UCL will also have other attractions and events taking place around campus this summer and the UCL museums will remain open to visitors, information on UCL's museums and events can be found at the links below.

Alexandria Hingley, Sports Coordinator at UCL Union, commented: "UCL are providing the public with a fantastic opportunity to get involved and experience the greatest show on earth this summer, with their outdoor screening of Olympic events in the main quad. The screen is a great way to get inspired by the Games this summer and for everyone to support their teams to glory!"

To help you decide what to watch, have a look at the BBC schedule.

Image: Over 2,000 staff, students and visitors watched the opening ceremony on a big screen in UCL's Front Quad.

Related links:

UCL Grant Museum
UCL Petrie Museum
Events coming up at UCL