University College London Faces Its Eugenics History

What do you do when your university is celebrating one of history’s most influential racists?

Students and faculty at University College London (UCL) are confronting the legacy of Francis Galton, the founder of eugenics and a UCL professor, that continues to pervade the campus. 110 years after Galton brought UCL an offer to fund a study of National Eugenics, UCL students and faculty came together to host a conversation on “race” and racial construction and the legacy of eugenics at UCL. Deliberately, the event took place at UCL’sĀ Francis Galton lecture theatre!

The video below highlights perspectives from UCL community members and experts.