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UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the world's top ten universities (QS World University Rankings 2010 - 2021). 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 IOE) and fine art (UCL Slade School). UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 43,000 stu ...
 
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About the lecture:Global health systems focus on governance and coordination across institutions, health systems, and countries to improve health outcomes. However, these systems have been challenged over the past few years with the Covid-19 pandemic. With the economic and workforce strains of coping with the pandemic, global health agendas have be…
 
This month we’re looking at the invisible... the things you might not usually notice. Cerys and team are looking at city soundscapes, the Antarctica continent and the radio frequency spectrum. We’re looking at these three subjects through a new lens and discussing how we make the invisible, visible.Hosts: Molly Rasbash, Maria Bunyun, Taqwa Sadiq (U…
 
Date of Lecture: 9 June 2022About the Lecture:This talk discussed citizen science initiatives from around the globe. It explained how citizen science is currently being utilised in the global North and South to benefit local populations and it showcased examples (from the recent book “Geographic Citizen Science Design: No one left behind” by UCL Pr…
 
Date of Lecture: 7 June 2022About the Lecture:Saffron Woodcraft will speak about legacy and livelihood security in east London and Penny Bernstock will review London 2012’s housing legacy and the broken promises. Victoria Austin will look at how disability inclusion was embedded in London 2012 and how the paralympic legacy model has been used to bu…
 
Date of Lecture: 24 May 2022About the Lecture:Dr Joe Penny will discuss his work researching the Local State’s response to the housing crisis with and for London tenants and Aude Vuilliomenet will share her experiences of working with communities in gardening activities and why collaborating with local organisations is essential for delivering her …
 
The Nahrein Network interviews Dr Alaa Hamdon of Mosul University (Nahrein Network - British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI) scholarship recipient) and archaeologist Dr Caroline Sandes, who founded Mosul Book Bridge to support the rebuilding of Mosul University Library. You can read more about Mosul Book Bridge on www.mosulbookbridge.orgDate…
 
The director of Mosul University Libraries, Mr Mohammed Jasim Aal-Hajiahmed, speaks about national and international efforts to rehabilitate the libraries of the University of Mosul. Mr Mohammed Jasim Aal-Hajiahmed is a recipient of a Visiting Iraqi Scholarship from the Nahrein Network and the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI).For more…
 
Dr Rozhen Mohammed, an architect and urban planner and head of the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Group at Sulaimani Polytechnic University, speaks about using interactive technologies to create a better museum experience in Iraqi Kurdistan and its importance in improving public engagement in cultural heritage. Dr Rozhen was a recipient of the …
 
In this podcast we speak with Dr Hakim-Moulay Dehbi, who is currently Head of Statistics at the Comprehensive Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, about his last paper on controlled backfill in oncology dose-finding trials. He tells us about the motivation for this work, and more importantly how the interests of patients with cancer need to be taken into a…
 
The media has portrayed self-driving vehicles as both an exciting and terrifying prospect, but what will the future of autonomous driving really be like? The transition is already in progress. Join me, Cassidy Martin, as I interview IM@UCL's multi-disciplinary team of researchers who are leading the automotive revolution.For more information and to…
 
Prof. Bani Anvari talks about the inspiration for, and the obstacles she and her team had to overcome to create, the IM@UCL facility. As well as her ambitions for IM@UCL.For more information and to access the transcript: www.ucl.ac.uk/engineering/intelligent-mobility-ucl-podcast-0Date of episode recording: 2022-05-17Duration: 00:21:08Language of ep…
 
This one-off episode is a recording of "‘Levelling up’ or ‘Left-behind’? Restoring opportunity in UK society – In conversation with Fiona Hill" event, organised by UCL Grand Challenges and UCL Public Policy. This event, introduced by Sarah Chaytor, UCL’s Director of Research Strategy & Policy, was a conversation with Fiona Hill, Former Advisor to U…
 
Hugo Spiers talks about taxis, how where you grew up affects your navigation skills, and the time that Benedict Cumberbatch ruined one of his experiments.For more information and to access the transcript: www.ucl.ac.uk/research/domains/neuroscience/brain-stories-podcast Date of episode recording: 2022-07-19Duration: 00:56:28Language of episode: Eng…
 
Join UCL hosts Xand and Rochelle for Episode 4 ‘Dignity, decency and dying' with Dr Afsan Bhadelia & Dr Libby Sallnow.“Death is something that affects us all and by not talking about it we make it harder.”Death is not infinitely deferrable, yet the successes of traditional modern Western medicine in increasing life expectancy have hugely impacted t…
 
This month we’re looking at Direction For Change. Cerys, Katie, Ariana and Chanju are here to tell you three different stories of change, from new technology for mapping cities, to changing demand for teachers, and finally the ever-changing future of cars. Listen now as our hosts discuss different directions for change with interesting voices from …
 
Hear how Prof Alan Smith and researchers at UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory and our partner, Teledyne UK, design devices like Gaia, the ESA's optical telescope to chart a 3D map of the Milky WayHost: Dr Rosie Anderson, UCLGuest: Prof Alan Smith, UCLRead the case study here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-studies/2022/apr/ucl-science-support…
 
Dr Paul Collins - Curator at Ashmolean Museum and Co-Principal Investigator of Nahrein Network speaks about story telling and museums in IraqFor more information and to access the transcript: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/nahrein/media/podcasts/transcript-interview-paul-collinsDate of episode recording: 2018-06-18Duration: 00:09:05Language of episode: Engl…
 
Professor Kate Jones and Dr Chris van Tulleken explain how human health is linked to the health of the planet, and how UCL climate and habitat research is helping doctors and policymakers predict (and maybe prevent) the next pandemic.GUESTSProfessor Kate Jones, Centre for Biodiversity and Environmental Research, UCLDr Chris van Tulleken, Division o…
 
For this podcast we are visited by Kate Bennett (Liverpool), Jenny Liu (University of Western) and Steph Cahill (Manchester) to discuss the topic 'Measures of resilience'. The podcast is hosted by Jennifer McGowan (UCL). This podcast covers: 1. Why do we aim to measure resilience? 2. Why are there so many measures of resilience? 3. What should be i…
 
Conversations with the speakers from the 2022 UCL Neuroscience Symposium.For more information and to access the transcript: www.ucl.ac.uk/research/domains/neuroscience/brain-stories-podcast Date of episode recording: 2022-06-22Duration: 00:35:39Language of episode: EnglishPresenter:Selina Wray; Caswell Barry; Steve FlemingGuests: UCL Neuroscience S…
 
Director of the UNESCO Office for Iraq, Louise Haxthausen, speaks about the rebuilding of Mosul and national and international efforts to revive its spirit of co-existence, learning and education. Louise Haxthausen also speaks about the importance of a $50m contribution from the Government of the UAE to rebuild the destroyed al Nuri Mosque complex …
 
Hear how Dr Michael Veale and colleagues across Europe built a privacy-friendly COVID tracking app, and how he worked with Parliamentarians to put citizens’ privacy rights on the agenda during the pandemic.Host and ProducerDr Rosie Anderson, Research Fellow, Public Health Policy team, UCLGuests-Dr Michael Veale, Associate Professor in Digital Right…
 
How Professor Jess Deighton’s landmark study of school pupils’ mental wellbeing uncovered a growing crisis in young women’s mental health, and how her research has helped young people’s voices shape the HeadStart project’s support for them.Guests- Professor Jessica Deighton, Child Mental Health and Wellbeing, UCL and the Anna Freud Centre- Sarah Re…
 
What is environmental humanities? How are scholars reconsidering our approach to the natural world, and where can you go to learn more? In the second of a two-part episode on the environmental humanities, host Roxana talks to Kate Rigby, Christine Okoth and Peter Riley – three academics who approach environmental concepts from very different perspe…
 
Professor Jessica Ringrose and Dr Kaitlyn Regehr on how sexism in London’s advertising landscape creates hostile environments for women, and how creativity and activism have challenged businesses and policy makers to address that injustice.GuestsProfessor Jessica Ringrose, Centre for Sociology of Education and Equity, IoEDr Kaitlyn Regehr, Associat…
 
Join Cerys and our student hosts as they discuss how we navigate the arts. This month we’re covering the prevalence of eating disorders in musicians, how an art installation in Rye, Sussex is helping fight climate change, and the fascinating neuroscience behind how we combine emotions and logic to interact with spaces. For more interaction and to a…
 
Hear about UCL Professor Eleanor Robson’s research on the ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq and how it enabled cultural heritage organisations, news media and policymakers to understand the site's importance as the world’s first imperial capital.GuestsProfessor Eleanor Robson, Department of History, UCLLouise Haxthausen, UNESCO Representative to the E…
 
Date of lecture: 28 April 2022About the Lecture:This lunch hour lecture brings together the diverse voices who helped to create the story behind the Tomorrow's Home exhibition. The speakers will reflect on the provocations raised, the lessons learnt and the questions still unanswered. About the speakers:Mine Orlu, Associate Professor at UCL School …
 
It is the final episode of season two! Hosts Mark and Helen are wrapping up this season with a conversation on disaster, mitigation and climate change.Dr Ilan Kelman and Prof Lisa Vanhala are sitting down with Mark to discuss defining natural disasters and what can be done to mitigate climate change. For more information and to access the transcrip…
 
Public Health Disrupted S2 Ep.3 The Elephant in the Planning Room with Michelle Ogundehin and Matthew CarmonaInterior and external environments affect our health and wellbeing in ways that we are only now beginning to truly understand: from the impact of the urban spaces that are fundamentally unhealthy due to air pollution and noise, to acknowledg…
 
Professors Mervyn Singer and Becky Shipley explain how they got a mechanical breathing support machine from idea to reality in a month, and helped protect the NHS during the first COVID surge.GUESTSMervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, UCLBecky Shipley, Professor of Health Care Engineering, UCLDr Neil McGuire, former Director of Medi…
 
In the first of a two-part episode on the Environmental Humanities, host Roxana talks with Prof. Mark Bould about climate change subtexts, Sharknado, and the utopian potential of speculative fiction. Mark Bould is Professor of Film and Literature at UWE Bristol and author of The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe Culture (Verso, 2021). I…
 
This week we're tackling the question: how do we make London as bike friendly as Amsterdam? Host Helen Czerski is joined by Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainability at UCL and Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner for London and TFL. They are discussing cycling in London, plans for making it even safer, and the impact of electric scooter…
 
Hear how UCL economics researchers and campaigning journalists put keeping fossil fuels in the ground and divestment on the climate crisis agenda.Guests: • Prof Paul Ekins, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and the UK Energy Research Centre• Dr Christophe McGlade, Head of the Energy Supply Unit, IEA• Damian Carrington, Environment Editor, The…
 
This week we are looking at apps and technology, and whether they can help us fight the climate crisis. Listen now to hear host Mark Maslin chat to Chris Tan, Co-Founder of Marble app and UCL master's student, and Ed Caldecott, co-founder of TrainHugger. Mark and his guests are discussing how apps can be vital tools for consumers, the fight to keep…
 
Welcome back to series three of Made at UCL! Cerys Bradley is our producer-turned-host this year alongside six new UCL student hosts. Join Cerys, Taqwa Sadiq, Chanju Mwanza and Katie Davies for this months episode: Data Moves. We’re looking at the impact of data, the absence of data and how data can be utilised across three of our incredible REF ca…
 
How UCL research led by care experienced people has restored children’s voices to official records of their time in care.Guests:Elizabeth Shepherd, Professor of Archives and Records Management in the Department of Information Studies at UCLJohn-george Nicholson, care experienced adult and co-researcherDavid Holmes, CEO of Family ActionAccess the tr…
 
Why are bees and wasps so important? Join host Helen Czerski this week as she dives into why insects are so critical to our ecosystem, how the climate crisis is impacting them and what the long term impact will be. Helen is joined by Dr Tim Newbold and Dr Seirian Sumner from UCL Division of Biosciences as they debate why wasps are as important as b…
 
Professor Alison Rodger and activist Bruce Richman explain how people living with HIV came together with scientists to fight stigma and prove that Undetectable Equals Untransmittable.Guests:Bruce Richman, Founder and Director, Prevention Access CampaignProfessor Alison Rodger, Institute of Global Health, UCLAccess the transcript here: https://www.u…
 
Professor Jayant Vaidya explains how, as a young surgeon in Mumbai, he set out to invent a new radiotherapy device to make his patients’ lives a little easier, and wound up discovering new things about how the body heals and transforming breast cancer surgery around the world.Guests:Marcelle Bernstein, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012Dr Sandeep…
 
Date of lecture: Tuesday 26 April 2022About the lecture:The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unexpected disruption to Western countries and studies suggest this has affected women more adversely than men. This is because they were over-represented in the most affected sectors of the economy and women, especially mothers, took a bigger share of housewor…
 
Welcome back to episode two of Generation One: The Climate Podcast. Mark’s here this week with two brilliant guests, Dr Virginie Le Masson, from the UCL Institute of Gender and Disaster, and Mathilde Rainard, master's student at the University of Leeds and UNFCCC Consultant. This week we’re talking about gender and how it intersects into the climat…
 
Welcome back to season three of #MadeAtUCL. We're mixing things up this season with six new student hosts joining Cerys Bradley our producer-turned-host from last season! We will be continuing to share stories from our community, bringing to life the research and work being done at UCLUCL's award-winning campaign, Disruptive Thinking Since 1826 and…
 
Professor Monica Lakhanpaul, (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) and Dr Priti Parikh (Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction) are joined by Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng in South Africa to talk about how the UN Sustainable Development Goals can be adapted and achieved throughout Africa. Professor Phakeng is the Vice-Chancellor o…
 
Co-hosts Professor Monica Lakhanpaul, (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) and Dr Priti Parikh (Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction) delve into the impact that the pandemic has had on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Joining them are Professor Anthony Costello and Dr Rochelle Burgess (both UCL Institute for Global Health…
 
Professor Monica Lakhanpaul, (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) and Dr Priti Parikh (Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction) chat to Dr Kate Roll (UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose) about sustainable development. Dr Roll explores what the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) really mean, where they come from, …
 
Welcome back to season two of Generation One: The Climate Podcast! We're back with hosts Helen Czerski and Mark Maslin and this episode we're tackling plant based diets. Helen is joined by Tim Van Berkel, Co-Founder of Cornish Seaweed Company, Prof Tim Lang, emeritus professor at London City University and Dr Carole Dalin from UCL's Institute of Su…
 
Aman talks to Caswell and Steve about his journey from metallurgical engineering to multi-brain region neuroscience, how this has informed his rodent VR based studies of visual navigation, and what brains taste like.For more information and to access the transcript: www.ucl.ac.uk/research/domains/neuroscience/brain-stories-podcast Date of episode r…
 
For this podcast we are visited by Sherry Hamby (University of the South) who talks to us about her community research group. The podcast is hosted by Jennifer McGowan (UCL). This podcast covers: 1. What is the relationship between individual and community resilience? 2. What cultural and socio-economic conditions needs to be considered in communit…
 
So far in this series, we’ve talked a lot about the limitations of space and how to make the built environment better, fairer, and more accessible to everyone and much of that conversation has centred around getting more voices involved in the design process, opening up architecture to a more diverse community. Join host Christoph for episode five …
 
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