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#MadeAtUCL is a new campaign which aims to bring to life UCL’s impact on people, lives and communities, mainly through our ground-breaking research and discoveries. Hear the minds behind the amazing discoveries in this podcast series hosted by recent UCL graduate, Suzie McCarthy. Find out...
Dr Hans van der Koot(UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences) gives a short summary of Professor Noam Chomsky's recent lecture at UCL. On Monday 10 October, Professor Noam Chomsky (MIT) gave a presentation in the Linguistics Department at UCL about the importance of the study of human...
Lecture by Dr Atul Gawande, 16.30 on Wednesday 27 January 2010. Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre of the Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road NW1 2BE
Highly intelligent adults with Asperger’s Syndrome have difficulties with day-to-day social interaction. These difficulties have been explained by the term ‘mindblindness’. This means an inability to explain and predict other people’s behaviour on the basis of their psychological motives. The...
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
In a 1939 broadcast, Churchill told his audience: “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Communism has long gone but is Russia becoming more transparent? My recent book ‘How Russia Really Works’ presents a new approach to answering...
Autumn 2011 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
Spring 2012 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
A Public Engagement initiative by the UCL Department of Scandinavian Studies. The live events bring crime fiction lovers, UCL researchers and students in Scandinavian literature, language, film, history, mythology, politics and sociology, UK translators, publishers, authors, film makers and...
There are three guest speakers at each UCL Grand Round, the talks span basic science, clinical translation, and population health. These talks are followed by a panel discussion, the audience consists of doctors, researchers, and medical students from UCL and NHS partner trusts in addition to...
Autumn 2009 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
Spring 2011 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
Gravitational waves - a prediction of Einstein's General Relativity - are among the most elusive signals incident on the Earth. These signals - ripples in the curvature of space-time - carry information about what is happening deep in the heart of some of the most violent events in the Universe....
Songs can bring together music and words in powerful and lastingly memorable ways. Our records of song from the medieval period are tantalisingly incomplete, yet this does not prevent medieval song from captivating modern audiences and performers. But how can we be sure that our efforts at...
Launch of the UCL Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health. Speakers include Fares Haddad, Peter Hamlyn, Dr Richard Budgett, Dr Stuart Miller and Sir Clive Woodward. The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health brings together the various bodies doing sports and exercise-related research at UCL,...
The UCL Institute for Global Health Symposium, ‘Global Health Governance: Who is accountable to whom?’, took place on 13 May 2008. The symposium explored some of the questions of governance underlying the global health agenda, including: * what is governance and how does it differ from...
Spring 2011 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
Whilst international corporations are taken to court for complicity in human rights abuses and the trade in child labour and sweatshops is still a scourge throughout the world, this event asks whether the international approach to corporate social responsibility of the last ten years has...
Spring 2008 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
Spring 2008 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
Professor Roger Ordidge studied physics at the University of Nottingham, and went on to obtain his PhD in 1981 under the supervision of Professor Sir Peter Mansfield. He worked on echo-planar imaging, a high speed imaging technique which helped make Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) possible, and...
Professor Sophie Day discusses recent and past research related to migration, sex work and wellbeing with Dr Nick Mai and collaborator Professor Helen Ward.
Autumn 2011 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
Spring 2013 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
Professor Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, delivers the 2008 Lancet Lecture at UCL
During 4 Thursdays in June 2011, UCL’s free, public, Lunch Hour Lectures will be uprooted from their usual residence at UCL to go on tour to The British Museum. This summer series of bite-sized Lunch Hour Lectures, featuring introductions by British Museum curators, will discuss 4 topics in bite...
Joel G. Breman, M.D., D.T.P.H., F.I.D.S.A., is Senior Scientific Adviser, Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Dr. Breman's recent research has defined the considerable burden of malaria and development of policies and practices to conquer this disease. He was...
'Evidence-based policy and practice' tends to assume a direct relationship between the gathering of evidence (through research for example) and the use of that evidence in public policy making. In reality the relationship between evidence and policy is much more complex. On 10th February 2010 our...
What else have they got down there in Property? Eight-track tapes? Victrolas?" asks Detective Jimmy McNulty in Season 1 of The Wire, the HBO series that took as a leitmotif the inadequacy of the technology of those working in the Baltimore Police Department. Antiquated typewriters instead of...
The philosopher, jurist and social scientist Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) is considered UCL's spiritual father, and wrote widely on sex, population growth and wellbeing. Writing around the time of the UK's demographic transition, this symposium explores Bentham's changing views on population...
During 4 Thursdays in June 2011, UCL’s free, public, Lunch Hour Lectures will be uprooted from their usual residence at UCL to go on tour to The British Museum. This summer series of bite-sized Lunch Hour Lectures, featuring introductions by British Museum curators, will discuss 4 topics in bite...
The UCL Institute of Origins – exploring the origin and evolution of the universe, and the origin of life – was launched on 27 February 2009, featuring a talk by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Paul Nurse. UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant described the institute as a model for how...
The 2007 Lancet Lecture was given on 9 November by Professor Adenike Grange, Minister of Health for Nigeria, in the UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1.
Autumn 2012 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
The UCL Institute for Global Health Symposium, ‘Global Health Governance: Who is accountable to whom?’, took place on 13 May 2008.
”The brain has evolved to understand other people. A relatively new area of neuroscience is the investigation of the social brain. Recent research has shed light on how we are able to understand other people’s actions and intentions. Neuroscience has also made important steps towards...
In the wake of the Moon landing anniversary celebrations, Professor Smith - himself inspired by the images of Apollo landing on the Moon 40 years ago - describes the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory's involvement in MoonLite: a project that will employ the latest technologies, undreamt of 40...
Humans have marvelled at the night sky for thousands of years. Early astrological beliefs state that our destiny is controlled by the stars in some magical way. Humankind seems to need to establish a link with the stars, which appear to be eternal – as we humans would like to be. However, as I...
The 2007 Lancet Lecture was given on 9 November by Professor Adenike Grange, Minister of Health for Nigeria, in the UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1. Speaking about the work being undertaken by the Nigerian government, Professor Grange said: “There is enough in terms of knowledge initiatives,...
The UCL Institute of Origins – exploring the origin and evolution of the universe, and the origin of life – was launched on 27 February 2009, featuring a talk by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Paul Nurse. UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant described the institute as a model for how...
A major report on managing the health effects of climate change, launched jointly by ‘The Lancet’ and UCL today, says that climate change is the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century.
Gravitational waves - a prediction of Einstein's General Relativity - are among the most elusive signals incident on the Earth. These signals - ripples in the curvature of space-time - carry information about what is happening deep in the heart of some of the most violent events in the Universe....
Demons is discussed. In this sequel to The Da Vinci Code a bomb using anti-matter produced at the particle physics laboratory CERN is used to terrorize the Vatican. The lecture considers questions such as is an anti-matter bomb viable, how does it compare to conventional nuclear devices and can...
Speaking a number of different languages gives you the intercultural skills you need in today’s global world. Studying an alternative language, like Danish, Dutch, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish, at UCL means you can learn a new language from scratch and get an insight into a culture not many...
Autumn 2009 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour...
Professor Evans received the Nobel Prize for a series of groundbreaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals. He gave the 2009 Clinical Prize Lecture on the subject of ‘Stem Cells: Past, Present & Future’. The lecture was introduced by Professor...
Man Booker prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan discusses emotion and its place in literature and the brain with Professor Ray Dolan (Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL) at an event that took place at UCL on 30 April at UCL. Ian McEwan's writing explores human nature and emotion at play...
Humans have marvelled at the night sky for thousands of years. Early astrological beliefs state that our destiny is controlled by the stars in some magical way. Humankind seems to need to establish a link with the stars, which appear to be eternal – as we humans would like to be. However, as I...
Supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust to Dr Tilli Tansey and Professor Leslie Iversen, the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL presents a series of podcasts on the history of neuroscience featuring eminent people in the field: Professor Elizabeth Warrington completed...