UCL East


UCL East at the Festival of Culture

15 May 2019

UCL East has collaborated with Festival of Culture to offer a number of events across the programme in June

UCL East Toyota Mirai car

UCL's Festival of Culture is a five-day-long festival in the first week of June featuring a packed programme of talks, panels, exclusive appearances, live performance, walking tours, film screenings and exhibitions, showcasing the world-class research being carried out by staff and students from across the arts, humanities, social sciences and education.

This year UCL East is part of the programme once again with events showcasing some of the activities which will feature at the new campus. These include:

The Advanced Propulsion Lab, UCL East and de-carbonising the transport sector, 3-7th June, 4.00pm-4.30pm, Main Quad

A 20 minute talk about fuel cell technology and UCL’s work to de-carbonise the transport system, focused around UCL’s very own fuel-cell powered car, the Toyota Mirai.

Lunch Hour Lecture: Object-based learning and wellbeing: a case for slow and authentic education, 4th June, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Darwin Lecture Theatre

This lecture will be given by Dr Thomas Kador (Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL Arts and Sciences (BASc) and part of the Culture Lab at UCL East) will argue that material culture, and in particular heritage and museum collections, are ideally suited to create opportunities for such slow learning and meaning making

The changing nature of Global Disability Innovation, Panel Discussion, 7th June, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Main Quad Pop-Up 101

This panel discussion will look at the changing nature of Global Disability Innovation. The panel will give short introductions to disability and human rights in the UK (Kamran Malick), disability and innovation at Here East (Russell Gundry) and the global picture of innovation in assistive technology (Cathy Holloway). Over half of the time will be dedicated to questions and answers around the question: How do we harness innovation to ensure an equal society for disabled people globally?

Further information can be found on the Festival of Culture website.