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November 2017

Lost rights, found justice?

November 17 - November 25
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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'Lost rights, found justice?' is a photography exhibition aimed at increasing public understanding of the rights and situation of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers through creative visual and legal tools. The exhibition will include photographs selected by a panel of experts in photography and human rights submitted through an open call. The exhibition runs Saturday 18 November – Saturday 25 November. Weekday openings are 9:00am–7:00pm (6pm on Saturdays). Senate House is closed on Sunday 19 November and Tuesday 21 November…

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React and reimagine – finding the future in our past: under construction

November 22, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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There are Queer museums in New York and San Francisco and Berlin, virtual Queer histories and collections online… but where is our place within the museum landscape of London and why are our histories hidden in filing cabinets, museum collections and back in our closets? We demand a space for people to experience our queer history in a physical embodiment, to be taken out of the shadows and kept from gathering dust. We need to know where we came from.…

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Myths and origins: Piltdown Man’s cricket bat

November 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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In 1912, in the midst of a wet cricketing season, a surprising archaeological find was unearthed in a Sussex gravel pit. Piltdown Man seemed to be the find of the century: a Darwinian missing link. Dubbed the ‘first Englishman’, he was even found buried with an elephant bone tool that looked suspiciously like a cricket bat. In this lecture historian and keen cricketer Tom Holland explores the case of Piltdown Man. One of history’s greatest hoaxes, what can this case…

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React and reimagine – scrap the past for the future

November 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Where is our queer history? And how do you document yours? Did you scrapbook in your younger years? Queerseum presents a 1 hour workshop as a drive to revive the traditional art form of scrapbooking where we will explore the methods of presenting, preserving and arranging our Queer lives, see examples of existing scrapbooks and share in what we can learn from them. Shifting from our now familiar curation of a virtual space to a physical space, your shared experiences…

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React and reimagine – finding the future in our past: under construction

November 23, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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There are Queer museums in New York and San Francisco and Berlin, virtual Queer histories and collections online… but where is our place within the museum landscape of London and why are our histories hidden in filing cabinets, museum collections and back in our closets? We demand a space for people to experience our queer history in a physical embodiment, to be taken out of the shadows and kept from gathering dust. We need to know where we came from.…

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Festival in a box: pop-up archive

November 24, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Since 2013 the 'Festival in a Box' project has been taking a ‘cultural meals on wheels’ service to socially isolated older people in Bloomsbury and Camden. Taking artists and performers into peoples’ homes, the project delivers a mobile festival experience to vulnerable people in the community. Over the past four years a project archive has been developed - drawing together some of the stories, memories and artworks developed by the project. For Being Human festival, pop in to view the…

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React and reimagine – finding the future in our past: under construction

November 24, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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There are Queer museums in New York and San Francisco and Berlin, virtual Queer histories and collections online… but where is our place within the museum landscape of London and why are our histories hidden in filing cabinets, museum collections and back in our closets? We demand a space for people to experience our queer history in a physical embodiment, to be taken out of the shadows and kept from gathering dust. We need to know where we came from.…

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The Kindertransport: a home lost, a new life found?

November 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The Kindertransport enabled nearly 10,000 child refugees to flee from Nazi-occupied territories to the UK in 1938-39. This event brings together Kindertransportee Ruth Barnett and the German author Ursula Krechel who based the novel Landgericht, which won the German Book Prize in 2012, on her life. It provides an opportunity to see extracts from the 2016 TV adaptation of the novel and to take part in a discussion on the Kindertransport and its place in fiction. This event will take…

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React and reimagine – finding the future in our past: under construction

November 25, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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There are Queer museums in New York and San Francisco and Berlin, virtual Queer histories and collections online… but where is our place within the museum landscape of London and why are our histories hidden in filing cabinets, museum collections and back in our closets? We demand a space for people to experience our queer history in a physical embodiment, to be taken out of the shadows and kept from gathering dust. We need to know where we came from.…

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