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Generation UCL: 200 Years of Student Life in London

25 September 2023–18 August 2024, 9:00 am–5:30 pm

Generation UCL Exhibition visual

This exhibition at the Octagon Gallery, Wilkins Building, places students at the heart of its 200-year history. It also marks 130 years since the formation of what became Students’ Union UCL.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Georgina Brewis, Director, Generation UCL: Two Hundred Years of Student Life in London

Location

Octagon Gallery
Wilkins Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Students are foundational to the story of UCL. Established in 1826 as the first university in England outside Oxford and Cambridge, UCL opened up higher education to those who had previously been denied access. This included religious minorities, the middle classes, and later, women. Since the beginning, students have been free to invent their own traditions and forge a distinctive student culture in London.

Through this exhibition, we celebrate students' contribution to life at ʼһ and in London. 

Find out more about the exhibition.