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Tickets Alert: The Laboratory of Psychical Research
Tickets Alert: The Laboratory of Psychical Research

Tickets Alert: The Laboratory of Psychical Research

A chance to both go inside Senate House and enter into a recreation of Harry Price's 1920s National Laboratory of Psychical Research.

Oct
29
2021
Tickets Alert: Virtual tours of a London space observatory
Tickets Alert: Virtual tours of a London space observatory

Tickets Alert: Virtual tours of a London space observatory

The UK's largest reflector telescope can be found, surprisingly, in North London, and while the lockdown carries on, they're starting a series of virtual tours of the observatory.

Nov
17
2020
The UK’s largest optical telescope – is in London
The UK’s largest optical telescope – is in London

The UK’s largest optical telescope – is in London

An observatory operated by UCL in North London has acquired a new telescope, which happens to be the largest of its kind in the UK.

Nov
14
2019
Leonardo da Vinci defying death at UCL
Leonardo da Vinci defying death at UCL

Leonardo da Vinci defying death at UCL

Perpetual motion and the perpetuity of life are the topic of two very different exhibitions within yards of each other within UCL's campus in central London.

Feb
21
2019
Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head goes on public display
Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head goes on public display

Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head goes on public display

Long locked away following a botched preservation attempt, the decapitated mummified head of the philosopher, Jeremy Bentham has been put on display for the first time in decades.

Oct
05
2017
An astonishing display of an obsessive collection of film facts
An astonishing display of an obsessive collection of film facts

An astonishing display of an obsessive collection of film facts

Never has a database ever looked so beautiful. If the IMDB website were ever to be printed out on old computer punch cards, this is what it would look like.

Nov
26
2016
Tickets now available for UCL arts festival
Tickets now available for UCL arts festival

Tickets now available for UCL arts festival

A four-day arts festival is taking place at the end of next month in central London at UCL, with a range of free events.

Apr
24
2015
Tickets now available for UCL arts festival next month
Tickets now available for UCL arts festival next month

Tickets now available for UCL arts festival next month

A four-day arts festival is taking place at the end of next month in central London at UCL, with a range of free events.

Apr
19
2014
Have your photo taken with Jeremy Bentham
Have your photo taken with Jeremy Bentham

Have your photo taken with Jeremy Bentham

Short notice, but persons of a morbid or academic bent might want to pop over to UCL on Thursday afternoon - for there is a chance to have your photo taken with a dead man.

Feb
25
2013
A rare chance to see Jeremy Bentham out of his box
A rare chance to see Jeremy Bentham out of his box

A rare chance to see Jeremy Bentham out of his box

180 years ago a man died. A very significant man in life, and who was to become a curious icon in death.

Nov
08
2012
Have you been to the new Grant Museum yet?
Have you been to the new Grant Museum yet?

Have you been to the new Grant Museum yet?

If not, then tomorrow night (Tues 24th May) is as good an opportunity as any as they are hosting one of their more "light hearted" lectures which will unveil what it is like for a conservationist to go trekking through jungles and swamps looking for an animal that is on the verge of extinction.

May
23
2011

Big bangs, Smelly explosions & Blowing bubbles

How can you get young people interested in science? Show them a board full of formula, or display things going BANG and SMELLING a lot? Actually, I think the question applies to adults as well, and last night UCL’s Chemistry

Oct
06
2010

The Mummy – surrounded by Mummies

Last night I wandered along to the Petrie Museum for a rather interesting idea. The museum was hosting a small film event and was going to show a viewing of the Hammer Horror classic, The Mummy – which was rather

Nov
28
2008

Free B&W movies on the big screen

There are a couple of free B&W movies being shown on a big screen this week which may interest you – and which interest me which is why I am going to them. Tuesday 21st Oct at 6:30pm – the

Oct
20
2008