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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 countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.

UCL Minds brings together UCL’s knowledge, insights, and ideas through events, activities, and digital content open to everyone. Find out what’s on UCL Minds: www.ucl.ac.uk/minds

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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 countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.

UCL Minds brings together UCL’s knowledge, insights, and ideas through events, activities, and digital content open to everyone. Find out what’s on UCL Minds: www.ucl.ac.uk/minds

    Building Better - How do you dissolve an industry fairly?

    Building Better - How do you dissolve an industry fairly?

    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 thinking about breaking things down.

    Join host Christoph alongside Professor Jacqueline Glass, Chair in Construction Management in the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction and Vice Dean of Research at The Bartlett, and Dr Rokia Raslan, Associate Professor in the Bartlett School of Environment Energy & Resources and Vice Dean for Innovation at the Bartlett. Listen as they explore the unintended consequences of switching to more sustainable building practices and find out how we can best mitigate them by asking “how do you dissolve an industry fairly?”

    Access transcript: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/transcript-how-do-you-dissolve-industry-fairly

    • 31 min
    Coronavirus: The Whole Story - Are we already experiencing a third wave?

    Coronavirus: The Whole Story - Are we already experiencing a third wave?

    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 mentally and physically.

    Transcript: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/coronavirus

    With the end of lockdown in England in July, our Coronavirus: The Whole Story podcast is also coming to an end. Join us on Wednesday 21 July for the finale of Coronavirus: The Whole Story, a live panel event hosted by Vivienne Parry.

    Ask the experts directly in this very special finale to showcase the amazing work that has taken place across UCL ➡️ http://bit.ly/CTWSlive

    • 26 min
    Future Talk – Edosa Odaro, Former Head Of Data At AXA

    Future Talk – Edosa Odaro, Former Head Of Data At AXA

    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 journey.

    Transcript and more info, visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/ucl-careers-podcast

    • 40 min
    Brain Stories - Episode 1: Sophie Scott and the science of laughter

    Brain Stories - Episode 1: Sophie Scott and the science of laughter

    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 range of cutting-edge research going on within the Neuroscience Domain as well as bringing you the people behind the research to share their journey of how they ended up here. Each month we’ll be joined by a leading neuroscientist to offer their perspective on the big questions and challenges in Neuroscience research, to find out what stimulated their fascination with the brain and hear how they ended up becoming part of the UCL Neuroscience community.

    In our 1st episode we are joined by Professor Sophie Scott, who chats to Selina & Steve about her journey from "polytechnic to PhD" and why understanding the science of laughter is important

    More info and transcript on: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/research/domains/neuroscience/brain-stories-podcast

    To hear more UCL (University College London) Podcasts, visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts

    • 39 min
    Future Talk – Rodrigo Suarez Barerra, Hydropower Engineer at Multiconsult Group

    Future Talk – Rodrigo Suarez Barerra, Hydropower Engineer at Multiconsult Group

    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 projects in various stages of engineering. His work has allowed him to manage a multidisciplinary team in the UK, Norway, Pakistan, and Malawi. He has a BEng in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Hydropower Development and Hydropower Engineering.

    Transcript and more information on https://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/ucl-careers-podcast

    • 46 min
    UCL Post-Soviet Press Pod: 10 Minutes on Latvia

    UCL Post-Soviet Press Pod: 10 Minutes on Latvia

    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 savouring Latvian chocolate truffles and black balsam.”

    Hosts: Natalie Sauer & Tom King
    Editor: Alex Figurski
    Research and production: Natalie Sauer & Tom King
    Academic supervisors: Dr Una Bergmane
    Post-Soviet Press Group Editor: Dr Ben Noble

    Transcript and more info: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/news-events/seminar-series/post-soviet-press-group/post-soviet-press-pod

    • 13 min

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