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UCL Campaign launch event: How will society survive to the twenty second century? (15 September)

9 June 2016

UCL will launch its major new philanthropy and engagement Campaign on Thursday 15 September at 6pm, in the UCL Institute of Education, by bringing together some of its leading academics to explore the question "How will society survive to the twenty second century?" The event will feature short TED-style talks envisioning what the next century will bring from a range of UCL experts including the UK's first Breakthrough Prize winner Professor John Hardy (Institute of Neurology), international human rights expert Professor Philippe Sands (Faculty of Laws), social anthropologist Professor Henrietta L Moore (Institute for Global Prosperity), space scientist Professor Lucie Green (Department of Space & Climate Change Physics), and Dr Kevin Fong (Centre for Space Medicine).

UCL Campaign launch event: How will society survive to the twenty second century? (15 September)

UCL graduate and honorary professor Noreena Hertz, who recently became ITV's Economics Editor will host the event.

Public launch

It marks the public launch of a global fundraising and engagement Campaign that will help UCL to realise some of its biggest ambitions focused on four overarching themes - students, health, London and disruptive thinking.

As well as raising funds for major projects such as the new Student Centre, UCL East, dementia research and scholarships and bursaries, the Campaign also aims to build a bigger and stronger global community of alumni and friends - creating a worldwide network for students and alumni that will support their lifelong professional development and social opportunities.

To join the mailing list for students and staff who want to find out more about the Campaign and get involved, email daro.events@ucl.ac.uk.

The launch event and following reception are free, and are also open to the public so please bring friends and family along with you. 

Abigail Smith, Head of Supporter Communications, UCL Development and Alumni Relations