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Reminder to UCL staff: Participate in UCL’s Eugenics Inquiry

16 October 2019

UCL staff are invited to contribute to the Inquiry into the History of Teaching and Research of Eugenics at UCL. The survey will stay open until 31 October 2019.


This research project is part of the work of The Commission of Inquiry into the History of Eugenics at UCL. It is led by an independent Chair, Professor Iyiola Solanke from the School of Law at the University of Leeds. The Commission was appointed in December 2018 by UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur to make recommendations on how to address the historical role of UCL in the teaching and research of eugenics, its links to modern day racism and future teaching and research.

To fulfil this task, Professor Arthur and the Commission consider that it is crucial to learn about the opinions, beliefs and ideas that the full range of the UCL community has about the teaching and study of eugenics as it is connected to the history of UCL. In the words of Professor Arthur, "We want to ensure that we have the widest evidence base from which to gauge the opinions of UCL and ultimately to take the most appropriate action.”

We encourage you to take part, regardless of your awareness or knowledge on the topic of eugenics and its history in UCL. Your participation is vital to shape the response to this important moment in our history.

You can participate in the online questionnaire by following the link to the survey (UCL login required). The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.