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It’s All the Raj

November 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What’s black and white, black and white, black and white, black and white? A penguin rolling down a hill. What’s funny about natural history museums? A lot. Find out more at this evening of comedy that will explore the hidden stories in the Grant Museum of Zoology’s natural history collection, especially those that touch on the theme of decolonisation.

The lack of discussion about the origins of collections in natural history museums misrepresents history and alienates many people. This event will use the hidden history of collecting as a springboard for a wider discussion about untold stories of Empire, suppressed voices and the lesser known moments of our relationship to the natural world.

This surprising comedy evening follows on from the success of the Bricks + Mortals comedy night led by curator Subhadra Das in November 2018.

In partnership with

Grant Museum of Zoology

Contact email address

m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 23
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?ev=19010

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Description for print
What's funny about natural history museums? A lot. There are hidden stories in any natural history collection – if you know where to look. This is a surprising evening of comedy on the theme of decolonisation based on the success of the Bricks + Mortals comedy night led by curator Subhadra Das.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
m.rouleau@ucl.ac.uk
Event partners
Grant Museum of Zoology
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
This venue has step free access. Please contact the organiser for accessibility information.
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Copyright UCL Culture

Venue

Grant Zoology Museum
Rockefeller Building, Gower St
London, London WC1E 6DE United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
This venue has step free access. Please contact the organiser for accessibility information.
Website:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum-zoology