Alex at the University of Michigan

What is it like to study abroad?

One of the main reasons I applied to UCL was for the opportunity to study abroad. I chose to go to the University of Michigan for my year abroad because of the contrast to London I thought the experience would provide. Situated in the leafy traditional college town of Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan…

British Museum session

‘Making History’ Year 12 Summer School

Last week UCL History welcomed twenty-nine students from schools across England to our residential summer school. Collaborating with some of our finest historians, they worked on research projects drawn from one of our first year modules, ‘Making History’. We tackled some of the big questions that historians are faced with, whatever their area of expertise.…

Henley

History student Jessica Turner wins at Henley

UCL History student Jessica Turner, who is graduating this September, was part of the UCL Boat Club’s Senior Women’s squad who won the Academic Eights at the Henley Women’s Regatta in June. The event took place over three days (with a time trial on the first day) and the UCL crew had to race Nottingham…

New Directions: Gender, Sex and Sexuality in 20th Century British History

Across twelve papers and one keynote address, tackling everything from the sexual and racial anxieties of Cardiff’s dockside in the years before World War Two to the complexities of the Church of England’s attitude to homosexual law reform in the 1960s, the New Directions workshop demonstrated the continued vitality of research in the historical fields…