racism

Will the Eugenics Inquiry learn from past mistakes?

At a town hall meeting on 1 March, students and staff came together to debate and testify to UCL’s complex relationship with eugenics and scientific racism. Last year’s revelations about the eugenicist London Conference on Intelligence taking place on campus sent shockwaves through the University. In its aftermath, UCL announced a two-pronged approach to address …

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Inheriting Galton: The people working to make UCL less racist

“If we had Muslims or people of colour holding the same conference … we would have seen counter-terrorism police on our doorstep the next day.” SU UCL BME Officer Ayo Olatunji was incensed by the news of the London Conference on Intelligence, held at UCL. The now-infamous annual eugenics seminar, convened by an honorary senior …

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UCL Men’s Rugby Encourage “Oriental Attire” For Tonight’s Chinese New Year Celebrations

Though their Hugh Hefner memorial back in October didn’t go to plan, Soc Bitch wishes Men’s Rugby all the luck in celebrating Chinese New Year tonight. The Facebook event for tonight’s festivities begins by saying “the best Eastern celebration of 2018 is upon us and fittingly it is the year of the dog.” Oh ffs. …

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Some of Professor Thompson's tweets

Here Are Five Shocking Sexist & Racist Tweets By UCL Professor Who Hosted Eugenics Conference

This morning, London Student published an exposé into the London Conference of Intelligence that has been hosted by UCL for the last four years. The host of the conference is Professor James Thompson, who according to his LinkedIn is an Honorary Professor at UCL and who was last seen on UCL’s website talking about the psychology of …

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