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Pro Vice Chancellor Brigid Heywood discusses the foundations on which The Open University research is based with a focus on an interdisciplinary approach and the importance of collaboration with other higher education colleagues in the UK and internationally. Brigid also looks at the School of Excellence's collaboration with NASA and The Open University's global connections.
 
Dr. Stephen R.C. Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, Illinois. He has had visiting positions at Oxford University (England), Kasimir the Great University (Poland), and has lectured at universities across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He specializes in modern European philosophy and politics, and has written extensively on Kant, Marx, including his two books, Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault ...
 
Join lecturer in public policy, Dr Chris Neff from the University of Sydney as he turns his sceptical eye and curious mind to the world of research. Each episode an academic will join Chris in his office to explore the latest research on topics that affect us all. From housing prices to diet guidelines and everything in between, Chris will question what the evidence says, debunking myths and assumptions along the way. Open for discussion is a podcast series produced by the University of Sydn ...
 
In this series of podcasts we consider the impact of opening up science: allowing both the research community and the public to freely access the results of scientific work. Individuals can be fully informed about medical or environmental research, students worldwide can get access to the latest work, and software agents can roam the vast scientific knowledge base seeking patterns and correlations that no human has observed. Ultimately, it may profoundly change the way science is done. The r ...
 
Do you take your access to water for granted? The Peruvian and Tanzanian communities featured in this album certainly don’t. This album examines how development agencies can empower communities to help themselves by introducing simple technologies, and facilitate the sharing of ideas through education. In the Andean mountains, scarce supplies of water and agricultural challenges give rise to conflict; but the changes engineered by development agencies can start to show a way out of poverty. ...
 
Talk It Up University Podcast is an open window on Art, entertainment, education, fashion, politic and health. Tiuu will air on serioustalk.tv, serioustalktvshow.com and anchor.fm. Contact us @ serioustalktv@gmail.com Carine Deshommes on Facebook, jckchannel on Instagram and Twitter serioustalktv. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carine-deshommes/support
 
UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the world's top universities. Our excellence extends across all academic disciplines, from one of the world's foremost centres for research and teaching in the biological sciences to world-renowned centres for architecture (UCL Bartlett), education (UCL Institute of Education) and fine art (UCL Slade School). UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different cou ...
 
The audio supplement to "Against The Grain - Linking Publishers, Vendors and Librarians" publication. Against the Grain is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.
 
Consequential is a podcast that looks at the human side of technological change and develops meaningful plans of action for policymakers, technologists and everyday people to build the kind of future that reduces inequality, improves quality of life and considers humanity. Over the course of the first season, we will unpack important topics like industry disruption, algorithmic bias, human-AI collaboration, re-skilling and the future of work, as well as discuss policy interventions for using ...
 
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In the eight episode, we turn our attention to Uzbekistan. In this handy primer, MA students at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), James Bolton-Jones and Sophia Burna-Asefi, introduce you to some basic facts about Uzbekistan followed by a discussion of its history, culture, and current affairs, all while enjoying some del…
 
John Manville is a former Senior Vice President of Cisco IT Global Infrastructure Service and UCL alumni. He joins Future Talk to discuss about his career which has spanned both Europe and America as well as the financial and technology sector, why he found his time at UCL to be valuable in helping inform his career decisions, the passion he feels …
 
In the latest episode of Hypot-enthuse, Malcolm and Maymana speak with Dr Sebastian Groh, Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences. They discuss Seb's work looking at historic crocodylomorpha, as well as concepts such as macro-evolution, and his work as LGBTQ+ rep for the department, as well as the experiences of being a trans academic.H…
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Francois van Schalkwyk, founder, African Minds. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Francois van Schalkwyk is a researcher who worked in the academic space with scholarly presses. He also assisted…
 
Can science be truly open if it doesn't allow for all perspectives? In this episode we talk diversity and inclusion with associate professor at the UMC Utrecht Gönül Dilaver. Also, we touch base on the newsynews and talk education with Gönül. Shownotes: - Interview Paul Boselie on not using the Journal Impact Factor: https://www.nature.com/articles…
 
Hear first-hand from some of the UK’s leading coronavirus experts about what it’s been like tackling the virus, treating patients and advising the Government throughout the pandemic - and what we’ve learned along the way.Hosted by UCL alumna, writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry OBE, this event is your chance to put your questions to UCL’s researc…
 
This week, ATG the Podcast interviews Mitchell Davis, CEO and Founder of BiblioLabs, and Robert Miller, CEO of Lyrasis, about the recent purchase of BiblioLabs by Lyrasis. The interview is conducted by Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associated Editor of Against the Grain. Topics range from the acquisition, to …
 
This interview was recorded in July 2020 for DocEnhance (docenhance.eu), an EU-funded project that aims to broaden the expertise of PhDs by developing courses in transferable skills. One such transferable skill is how to manage your research data in a transparent manner and as much as possible in accordance with the FAIR principles (Findable, Acces…
 
In Episode 4, we speak to Ayşe Lisa Allison, a PhD Student working with the Plastic Waste Innovation Hub. We explore some of the barriers to environmentally friendly action, and examine the links between behavioural science and design, focusing on biodegradable and compostable packaging and labelling. We also discuss the issue of disposable healthc…
 
Strap your fins on were going grass fishing. If you fish the GRASS this is a must listen. Not only do we talk grass fishing strategy we go in on some old chop stories with Sole Dog and Petey. Would you leave your boat in the middle of lake champlain to bring your fish to the scales? Bob did.저자 BUTV
 
Khaled Said is an Engineering Project Manager for P&G and UCL alumni. He joins Future Talk to discuss about how he found the transition from student to graduate, the difference in working for a start-up versus an established company, and the skills he was able to transfer from his studies to his current role within the industry. Transcript: https:/…
 
“Creative Lives”, a podcast which opens provocative conversations, experimenting with big ideas and local practices. Here is Podcast 4, with the topic: “Older people: Healthcare provision and access in ageing societies”. Our speakers are Neel Desai and Veronica Franklin Gould. Neel Desai is a PhD research candidate at UCL School of Pharmacy. He is …
 
Even though we humans have lots of knowledge, we do not necessarily have a good and full theory of knowledge. Yet we should not let the lack of a good theory, deny the existence of what the theory should be explaining.Humans have cognitive faculties with limitations. One can form snap judgments, but one can also recognize and pursue the objective p…
 
Special Announcement The Charleston Conference is planning a very special “In Between'' half-day virtual mini-conference event to explore important late-breaking developments that can’t wait until November for discussion. It will include a Panel on Clarivate's acquisition of ProQuest and a panel where savvy executives reflect upon what the bright l…
 
In this episode, #MadeAtUCL goes to Mars! We hear about the incredible UCL work that is helping to send a Rover (and maybe one day even a person) to the Red Planet as well as what we might find when we get there. Act 1 - Prof Andrew Coates, Deputy Director (Solar System), at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) talks about the Rosalind Rov…
 
In this episode we explore how the partnerships have approached working in a cohort, and how the network has benefitted their projects. Two of our partnerships will be joining us today, The University of Worcester and Worcester City Council, and Essex University and Colchester Council. The two teams have been asked to reflect on how the programmes …
 
In today's episode we will feature audio from an interview of Trevor Naylor, Sales and Marketing Director, The American University in Cairo Press. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Trevor began working in a bookshop when he was 18 years ol…
 
Clive Santamaria is a Chief Architect at ITV and a UCL alumni. He joins Future Talk to discuss about why he pioneered an internship programme to support future engineers, the benefits of working for an established employer for a long period of time, how graduates can overcome current challenges to the recruitment process as impacted by Covid-19, an…
 
Guest host VP Community and Wellness Natalia Iwanek interviews students Mel Mirosol and Vevangapi Katjamana about the 2SLGBTQIA+ community at Athabasca University and the importance of providing a safe space to learn to every student in our virtual campus. Starring: AU students Mel Mirosol and Vevangapi Katjamana, along with AUSU VP Community and W…
 
In the final episode of Building Better series one, we continue our exploration of the design considerations of tackling climate change.Last month, we discussed how we might heat our homes in the future. This month, we want to take a step back and consider things on a larger scale. Instead of talking about building the future, we’re going to be thi…
 
Today Vivienne Parry talks to Professor Francois Balloux (Chair in Computational Systems Biology and Chair of the UCL Genetics Institute) and Dr Keri Wong (Assistant Professor in Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at UCL IOE) about the lockdown extension, a potential third wave here in the UK and what this means for us…
 
In today's episode we will feature an interview with John Palfrey, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This interview is part of the popular "Views from the Penthouse Suite" series and was conducted by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor, Against the Grain, and Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries. In this…
 
AUSU chats with our new Vice President External Karen Fletcher and Vice President Community and Wellness Natalia Iwanek on the perspectives of Ontario students at Athabasca University, the need for expanding efforts on equity, diversity, and inclusion - and a look at the best hidden gems in Ontario for vacation, food, and studying. Starring: AUSU V…
 
Edosa Odaro was most recently was Head of Data at AXA. He joins Future Talk to discuss about his experience working for over 20 international organisations, how the landscape of diversity has changed within companies in recent years, and why he deems it to be of importance to offer mentoring to students who are about to begin their professional jou…
 
Michael Rectenwald and Stephen Hicks on postmodernism, postmodern politics, the contemporary Left, and the state of education, culture, society, the media, and politics. For the video of this conversation please visit Michael Rectenwald’s YouTube Channel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2V9HKAlUm8 Website: http://www.opencollegepodcast.com http://w…
 
Today's audio is from a Neopolitan Session of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Meg White, Senior Consultant, DeltaThink and Director of Vendor Partnerships, Charleston Hub; Richard Hershman, Vice President of Government Relations, National Association of College Stores; Jennifer Chan, Scholarly Communication Librarian, UCLA; and…
 
Welcome to the brand new monthly podcast series from the UCL Neuroscience Domain presented by Caswell Barry (UCL Division of Biosciences), Steve Fleming (UCL Division of Psychology & Language Sciences) and Selina Wray (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology). UCL Brain Stories aims to showcase the best of UCL Neuroscience, highlighting the wide ra…
 
Rodrigo Suarez Barrera is a Hydropower Engineer at Multiconsult Group, a leading firm of consulting engineers with a head office in Norway. He’s been with the company since 2018 and has collaborated in more than 29 hydropower projects and proposals with responsibilities ranging from project management to due diligence and design of hydropower proje…
 
In this seventh episode, we look at Latvia, the final of the Baltic countries to be covered in this series. MA students at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), Natalie Sauer and Tom King, discuss quirky Latvian idioms, battles for independence, and contemporary economic and environmental optimism in the region – all whilst …
 
In this episode, Prof Anna Cox is talking to Dr Kathy Stawarz, a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and informatics at Cardiff University. She has a keen interest in technology for health, wellbeing and safety. We talk about the role of random events in directing the course of her career; her knack for spotting new opportunities, including …
 
Wasps are amongst the most feared and unloved insects, because of their sting and sometimes aggressive behaviour. Yet, they perform vital ecosystem services that are of both ecological and economic importance. It is time we appreciated the value of wasps, as we do other beneficial insects like bees. This talk will present evidence on the ecological…
 
Jess Turtle is the co-founder of the Museum of Homelessness, a community led social justice museum, set up in 2015. Jess has worked in culture and heritage since 2001 and most recently worked for the Museums Association, running professional development programmes and the Festival of Change. She is a visiting tutor at King’s College London and hold…
 
The Anthropocene is the new period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. In my presentation, I will discuss the diseases of human reproduction resulting from major changes in: our mode of giving birth with caesarean section rates having risen from 15% in the last century to over 50% in many coun…
 
Lockdown is easing, the vaccination programme here in the UK is making steady progress, the sun is shining again, it almost feels as if the end is in sight. But what is the “normal” that we’re returning to going to look like? The pandemic has changed a lot of things about the way the world works and one area, in particular, is shopping. In this wee…
 
In today's episode we feature the audio from a Neopolitan Session of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Ashley Farley, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Stephen Barr, President, SAGE International, and Managing Director, SAGE UK; Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, Unive…
 
The management of unaccompanied children’s migration involves a complex legal framework laid out in international law which aims to give internationally recognised human rights to children. These rights involve policies and legislations to be implemented by supranational, national and local actors- creating a multi-layered infrastructure for the ma…
 
As much as we love them, computers are quick to make us feel slow. Whether it’s Siri’s ability to calculate the square root of pi or that chess AI beating you more times than you would like to admit – it seems like we’ve lost the battle. But fortunately for us, perhaps not the war… Your secret weapon is efficiency. You are capable of running the hu…
 
This week, we’re looking at knowledge, skills and jobs in a future London. How has the pandemic affected education, and what lessons can we take from it in the future? How can we continue to attract and retain talent in an era of virtual working, and how will increasing digitisation augment learning and social justice?Join special guests Prof Allis…
 
Iulia Feroli is a Cloud Solution Architect for Data and AI at Microsoft. She joins Future Talk to discuss everything from how she secured an internship at Microsoft and moved into a graduate position to why she thought it valuable to leave her Masters degree to pursue working for the company, the importance of women in the technology sector, and ma…
 
In the latest episode of Hypot-enthuse, Malcolm and Maymana speak with Dr Lia Li, Research Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and CEO of Zero Point Motion ltd about her varied career so far - including work with lazers, optical sensors, science communication and entrepreneurship, and why you're never going to get a real lightsaber. F…
 
Welcome back to a brand new episode of The Bass University Live with THE CHAMP again, Ott Defoe. Consistently finding himself in the winners circle Ott has proven time and time again he is at the top of the sport. Sit back and enjoy another episode of bass u live while we break down his win on Harris Chain.…
 
In this episode, we explore some of the challenges our teams have had to overcome as they take their projects from theory to practice. We speak to two of our partnerships - one from Hertfordshire and the other from the London Borough of Sutton. Joining us are Julie Greaves from Hertfordshire County Council, Michael Page from the University of Hertf…
 
Join hosts Xand and Rochelle for the final episode of Season 1 of Public Health Disrupted, the brand new podcast from UCL Health of the Public.For this final episode, we’re reflecting on what we’ve learned about public health over the past six months. Hosts Xand and Rochelle explore the episodes we’ve recorded so far that show what needs disrupting…
 
This week’s episode features an interview with Greg Eow, President of the Center for Research Libraries. The interview is conducted by Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain. Topics range from the background and function of CRL in the research community, Greg’s tenure there and hi…
 
Presented and edited by two UCL (University College London) graduates, Cassidy and Cerys, hear about research #MadeAtUCL on the costs of freedom.In this episode we’re exploring the value of freedom, from the people who found it in the bleakest of circumstances to the ways in which we restrict our own freedom (and the freedom of others) without even…
 
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