Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


UCL Festival of Culture - two weeks to go

20 May 2019

Discover UCL's research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. An exciting five days of talks, panels, exclusive appearances, live performance, walking tours, film screenings and exhibitions.

UCL Festival of Culture

Monday 3 June - Friday 7 June

Come to the UCL Festival of Culture to discover UCL's research in the arts and humanities. Running over an exciting five days, the festival comprises talks, workshops, and exhibitions. Come along, challenge your thinking and explore new ways of understanding our world. 

This year's highlights:

  • Join Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, both leaders in the British suffragette movement, for a participatory discussion on women's lives, in a conversation with Professor Sasha Roseneil, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences. Find more events on Monday 3 June

  • Join some of UCL's funniest researchers and alumni for an entertaining evening of stories and jokes from the past. You’ll meet a cast of informative and entertaining experts ready to take you back in time, bringing weird and wonderful tales to life. Find more events on Tuesday 4 June

  • Star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, Natalie Haynes brings her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to this year’s Festival of Culture. Find more events on Wednesday 5 June

  • Explore the changing face of women’s political participation in Brazilian politics in an evening of game-making sessions and interactivity against the landscape of politics in Latin America. Find more events on Thursday 6 June

  •  Find out more about the difficulties, pleasures and rewards of reading Jane Austen and Henry James, their legacies in the twenty-first century. Is Austen actually a more difficult author than we realise? And is James funnier than we give him credit for? Find more events on Friday 7 June

  • And much, much more...

All are welcome. Take a look at the exciting events planned and book your place.