This month, UCL are hosting an array of virtual activities to offer a much-needed distraction from lockdown. They’ll be launching a mini-series of virtual events, including Lockdown Lights and the latest instalment of their virtual game, Incognito Society.
Laughter as Medicine
On Wednesday 17th February 2021, join UCL for the Lockdown Lights virtual event, Laughter as Medicine. If lockdown is starting to get to you and you’re in need of some fun, then this free event promises an evening of laughter.
There’ll be an hour of entertainment, from 5.30pm, with UCL’s neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott sharing the science behind laughing and why we’re missing it so much. Scott will also suggest ways to create the right conditions for it to thrive. We’re guessing a pandemic isn’t one of those conditions!
Mathematician turned World Slam champion, Harry Baker, will be helping you make people laugh, or at the very least helping you to amuse yourself. And UCL’s resident DJ Richard DeDomenici will be spinning some tunes to inspire your creativity and help you invent your own jokes.
Join the Incognito Society
This month, UCL’s oldest society of curiosity and creativity returns with a new set of challenges. The Incognito Society is an online game for those who like friendly contests. You can join this quirky society by attending their Zoom social on Wednesday 24th February. Head over to the society website for more details.
Ask the Expert
And for slightly younger audiences, why not have a go at asking the expert? You can put your burning question to a panel of UCL experts, who are ready to give you an answer to those niggling thoughts! And, apparently no question is too silly. So, get your thinking cap on and send in your question.
Learn a lockdown skill
Have you got holes in your socks? If you can’t get to the shops to buy more, are trying to be more eco-conscious or just trying to save the pennies, then why not learn to darn? You can get an introduction to darning in a free workshop from the Institute of Making. Book now for this workshop on Wednesday 17th February.
Like the sound of this? Check out more online events here.
When: February 2021
More info: www.ucl.ac.uk/culture