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In this contributed interview from the Department of Statistical Science at UCL recorded for the Royal Statistical Society Conference 2021, we speak with a former member of the department, Dr Anna Heath. Dr Heath is currently a bio-statistician
In our first episode in 2022, Caswell & Selina talk to Professor Sanjay Sisodiya (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) about his research into epilepsy and the intersection between climate change and neurological disease. For more informat
In the second episode of season two, host Christoph speaks with two researchers at The Bartlett to think about buildings and how we can see society’s understanding of gender dynamics and imbalances of power reflected in them. Join Maria Veneg
How do texts reflect their surrounding environment? How thin really is the boundary between word and the world, and what creative possibilities emerge when our 'eyes stray from the page'? Join us to discuss 'Ambience', our latest issue of Mov
Date of lecture: Thursday 9 December 2021 About the lecture: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology for quantifying the environmental impacts associated with goods or services and supporting decision-making processes. The talk will begin
Date of lecture: Tuesday 7 December 2021 About the lecture: Priti Parikh will be discussing how women bear the burden of lack of infrastructure and how climate change further exacerbates this inequity. Virginie Le Masson will then talk about ho
Date of Lecture: Thursday 2 December 2021 About the lecture: In this talk Professor Scior will share national and international work on Intellectual Disability Stigma, presenting research on a range of interventions to combat stigma. Lisa Rich
In this episode, host Professor Rose Luckin (UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL IOE) speaks to Professor Jack Stilgoe (UCL Department of Science & Technology Studies, Maths & Physical Sciences) and Dr Molly Morgan Jones (British Academy) to explore what ki
About the lecture: Teresa Domenech Aparisi will use evidence to assess the carbon footprint of fashion, address why fast fashion is problematic and identify ways to decarbonise your wardrobe. Following on from this, Jo Hale will look at ways to
In this episode, host Professor Rose Luckin (UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL IOE) explores “Future Skills” with Dr Louise Hickman (University of Cambridge) and Jordan Cummins from (CBI). As jobs and work will change with the increasing use of AI, we dis
Welcome back to the final episode of series one of Generation One, this week host Matt Winning is chatting about finance and tackling the question: Must cutting CO2 cost more for those with less? He is joined by Heather McKay, sustainable fi
Date: 23 November 2021 About the lecture: Marina Romanello will give an overview of the work of the Lancet Countdown on tracking the impacts of climate change on human health. Jenny Mindell will speak about active travel (walking, cycling and u
In our final episode of this series, Cassidy and Cerys reflect on some of their favourite interviews. They share updates from guests and discuss the ground-breaking research that has really surprised or changed them in the course of making the
In this episode, host Professor Rose Luckin (UCL IOE) discusses how UK businesses - small and large, and across different regions - can engage with AI and attract tech talent, with guests Vimla Appadoo, Head of Experience at Culture Shift, and
Does the earth have to be a fashion victim? This week host Mark Maslin chats with Juliet Russell, Head of Sustainability at Stella McCartney and Max Bittner, CEO of Vestiaire Collective about all things fashion. We’re discussing the fashion
Is online space real space? Does it, should it and can it work in the same way and follow the same rules? This is a big question that couldn’t possibly be answered in one episode, so we thought we’d be a bit more specific and ask, what does, or
Date: Tuesday 16 November 2021 About the lecture: The existential threat to humanity from Climate Change requires action at a scale and speed that can seem almost impossible, transitioning systems that have operated for decades on fossil fuels
This is the sixth podcast in the Resilience Research Group's series on 'What is Resilience?'. For this podcast we are visited by Dr Gretchen Pianka (Resilience University), Eleanor Parrott (UCL), Lindad Turck (Primary School teacher), Prof Orit
In this episode, Professor Nick Tyler (Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, UCL Engineering) shares his vision of how cities are built, evolve, and how this process might include more creativity and humanity. Using perspec
In our fifth episode Selina and Steve chat to Professor Tamar Makin about her fascinating research on brain plasticity, artificial limbs and the potential for human augmentation. For more information and to access the transcript: https://www.u
In this episode, we’re joined by Dr Jamie Woodcock (Open University) and Dr Zeynep Engin (UCL computer science) to discuss disenfranchisement by AI in the world of work. We cover topics like algorithmic management and the biases that can be exa
This week we’re talking trees, from Kew Gardens to Dame Judi Dench’s back garden. Join hosts Matt Winning and Mark Maslin as they chat to Prof Mat Disney about measuring trees, and to Craig Bennett, CEO of Wildlife Trusts about the importance o
About the UCL East Lunch Hour Lecture: Dr Qasim Rafiq will explore the challenges and opportunities of manufacturing advanced personalised therapies, and the impact these regenerative, curative treatments will have on the treating previous unme
In this contributed series from the Department of Statistical Science at UCL, we speak with Professor Tom Fearn about how UCL is acknowledging and addressing its historical links with the eugenics movement, and in particular the roles of the pr
Dr Harry Kennard chats to UCL academics from the Institute of Sustainable Resources, Lilia Couto and Professors Jim Watson and Michael Grub, about the experience of attending COP26 and the implications of the Glasgow Climate Pact. To find out
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