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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 cou ...
 
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This week’s episode is the second in a two-part special about how Coronavirus is affecting women. Last week we heard from two researchers whose recent findings demonstrate the wide-reaching impacts of coronavirus on women, especially ethnic minority women (https://bit.ly/32R83GF). This week, we speak to three researchers who have spent lockdown inv…
 
Welcome to UCL’s Inclusive Innovators podcast, part of the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) ELIEZ is an accessible, specially designed, community for entrepreneurs who are disabled or whose work focuses on accessibility. In this series, listeners will have an opportunity to hear from start-ups, design thinkers, entrepreneurs and partne…
 
This week’s episode is the first in a two-part special about how Coronavirus is affecting women. We're joined by Dr Daisy Fancourt to hear more about the findings of her study exploring the differing impacts of Covid on the UK population over the past 33 weeks - from exacerbated social inequalities to the psychological implications of lockdown, inc…
 
Welcome to UCL’s Inclusive Innovators podcast, part of the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) ELIEZ is an accessible, specially designed, community for entrepreneurs who are disabled or whose work focuses on accessibility. In this series, listeners will have an opportunity to hear from start-ups, design thinkers, entrepreneurs and partne…
 
Introducing 'Public Health Disrupted' – the brand new Podcast from UCL Health of the Public. Presented by Doctor, writer and TV Presenter Xand Van Tulleken and community health psychologist, UCL lecturer and self-proclaimed hippie, Dr Rochelle Burgess.This podcast is about public health, but more importantly, it’s about the systems that need disrup…
 
In this episode, we explore how the pandemic has affected local schools and communities. UCL does an enormous amount of work locally to make its research accessible and to reduce inequalities in the education system. Join our host Vivienne Parry as she speaks to experts from the Faculty of Engineering Science and the Institute of Education, about w…
 
Welcome to UCL’s Inclusive Innovators podcast, part of the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) ELIEZ is an accessible, specially designed, community for entrepreneurs who are disabled or whose work focuses on accessibility. In this series, listeners will have an opportunity to hear from start-ups, design thinkers, entrepreneurs and partne…
 
This episode was recorded before the UK Government’s announcement on Saturday about a second national lockdown.This week, we're back on home soil and attempting to answer the question everyone wants to know the answer to – Will a national lockdown save Christmas?Infection rates are rising rapidly and there is little evidence to prove regional lockd…
 
In this episode we are joined by experienced fashion recruiters Stephanie Finnan and Sacha Milazzo Mercier. We discuss the importance of soft skills and why they matter in the workplace. Career planning whilst at university to ‘get ahead’ and the future of recruitment practices. This is a great listen for students, graduates and alumni exploring th…
 
With US election night looming, this week’s episode is all about the role that Coronavirus is playing in voter decisions in America.In previous episodes, we’ve discussed the colossal impact that COVID-19 has had on the medical world, society and the economy. This week, we speak to experts from the UCL Institute of the Americas and the Centre on US …
 
This week we’re exploring the role COVID-19 has played in the climate crisis. As things have changed, traffic has gone down in cities, people are realising what clean air really feels like. But the short term gains on the environment are matched by the explosion of PPE - and when abandoned on the streets, can choke wildlife the same way plastics do…
 
A collection of conversations that highlight the benefits of working collaboratively, featuring LCF staff and students.Tiff Radmore and Abigail Jones share their passion for cross-disciplinary collaborations and why it is such a unique exciting opportunity for students.Di London College of Fashion
 
A collection of conversations that highlight the benefits of working collaboratively, featuring LCF staff and students.Dr Francesco Mazzarella talks about the supervisors role as a key member of LCF staff. Supervisors are assigned to each team and their specialism is matched to your project to support and coach you in your student teams.…
 
A collection of conversations that highlight the benefits of working collaboratively, featuring LCF staff and students.Fashioning stories celebrates the cultural heritage of Newham by collecting personal stories about local people and their history and designed a digital platform for all the creative practitioners at Rosetta Arts Centre.…
 
How has COVID-19 affected Brexit?This week’s episode is all about Brexit - what could have been the greatest challenge the UK had faced in several decades if it didn’t have to compete with a global pandemic. Join host Vivienne Parry as she speaks to UCL experts in law, maths and the social and historical sciences to help us understand how Brexit an…
 
This week, we’re talking about inequality – a theme we’ve touched on before in our episodes on education, the health impacts of the virus, and how different communities have been affected. In this episode, we’re joined by an anthropologist, an engineer and a political scientist to explore inequality from a global perspective, and to see if we can f…
 
As the situation evolves rapidly and rules seem to change, we're talking about isolation - coming out of it, and going back into it, how to cope mentally and emotionally. What can astronauts teach us about dealing with isolation? How can we enable safe interaction among young people? Can digital touch help?Join Vivienne Parry as she speaks with UCL…
 
The pandemic has affected American politics and America's place in geopolitics. In this talk, Dr Klaas will provide an update on key dynamics heading toward the 2020 election in November while also forecasting how the United States will behave differently once the pandemic subsides. Will the US lose ground to China in geopolitical positioning? Will…
 
From the outset of the COVID pandemic, there have have been calls for attention to the mental health impacts of the crisis. Fears of a 'Tsunami' of psychiatric needs have pushed nations and perhaps the world, to prioritise mental health responses. This creates an opportunity for us to build mental health systems in ways that better respond to multi…
 
As universities re-open for the start of term, we ask three key people behind the plans for a safe return to university life: What does the autumn term going to look like? What will teaching be like under social distancing guidelines? How can students make the most of being back to university? Professor Geraint Rees (Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences)…
 
For this final episode of Series 1, we’re looking at how UCL research is helping to level out various playing fields. We’ll hear how legal experts are helping people to get the support they are entitled to, share thoughts with London’s commuters on how advertising can be more representative. And, for our first story, we’re taking a look at the crea…
 
In this special episode, we are celebrating a decade of the Grand Challenge programme with UCL Vice Provost (Research) Professor David Price and Grand Challenges Director Dr Ian Scott. Prof Price and Dr Scott tell us about the inception of the programme, their proudest successes, and how working cross-disciplinarily has impacted their own careers.U…
 
As the UK is encouraging more people to go back to the office, we're thinking about what kind of workplace we might be returning to and how to get there safely. Hear from UCL's experts in Engineering and Architecture about how their research is helping both employers and employees start to get back to normal. - Dr Lena Ciric (Senior Lecturer at the…
 
Could AI have predicted the pandemic? How is it helping the health care system? Recent 'Test and Trace' programmes have raised growing concerns over data protection and privacy in the wake of the global pandemic. Find out how AI helping us navigate the gradual return to normal life and explore with us how the pandemic has changed how we should use …
 
Catch-up on 'Coronavirus: The Whole Story' podcast. Hear about highlights of UCL's interdisciplinary expertise on Covid-19 - focusing on its management, mitigation, eventual halt, and preparing for a post-coronavirus world.Listen wherever you download your podcasts or find them all on https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/coronavirus…
 
With many areas of healthcare threatened by the pandemic, we're exploring the impact on patients who haven't caught the virus, but who are sick with something else instead. Find out what's causing more people to die in the UK this year other than coronavirus, how cancer diagnosis and treatments are being managed, and how some neurologists are looki…
 
Lili Golmohammadi (UCL IN-TOUCH Project) speaks to Tim Neumann (UCL Knowledge Lab) about his experiences of auditory-tactile synaesthesia. The podcast was recorded in one of the IOE music rooms so that Tim could talk us through the range of tactile effects produced for him by certain piano notes.Full show notes and links: www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/202…
 
How close are scientists to producing an effective vaccine for coronavirus? With more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization, we speak to three key UCL researchers with expertise in biochemical engineering, bioethics and Pharmaceutics to find out what progress has been made and how we can make sure everyone has acc…
 
Created and presented by Susanna Cordner, Senior Research Fellow: Archives at LCF, Sartorial Stories is our In Conversation series in which Susanna interviews leading figures from the fashion industry and invites them to bring in one item from their work or from their wardrobe.In this special episode of Sartorial Stories, Susanna chats with LCF Cla…
 
Our last episode of the series examines how BCS70 and our study members have been faring during the pandemic and looks to the future of longitudinal research. We find out more about the COVID-19 survey, sent to over 50,000 participants in five of Britain’s cohort studies, including BCS70, and we speak to study participants about their experiences o…
 
With the possibility of the UK entering the deepest recession in 300 years, we're exploring some of the practical ways we can help the economy bounce back. Join Vivienne Parry as she speaks with UCL experts:- Prof Wendy Carlin (Professor of Economics)- Dr Celia Caulcott (Vice-Provost Enterprise)For the transcript and more information, visit https:/…
 
In this episode, we move into the 2010s to find out how our study members were faring in their forties. We learn how BCS70 cast light on increasing rates of mental ill-health among men, and find out more about the most recent biomedical survey where participants were given a health MOT. We also chat to one of our in-house study detectives about the…
 
This episode we reflect on the need to listen to a whole range of different perspectives. We follow the flight of a senior Nazi and ask 'why do people do terrible things?'. We tour London's ever-changing Queer scene, imagining the night-life of the future. And we venture to South America, where we seek the path to paradise with the Guarani and Asha…
 
As one of the hardest hit sectors of all, this week we're looking at how museums and theatres are re-imagining the arts. Hear from this week's guests from UCL Arts and Humanities, UCL Culture, as well as a director of programmes at Sadler's Wells Theatre - our new neighbour in UCL East.- Prof Stella Bruzzi (Dean, UCL Arts & Humanities)- Catriona Wi…
 
Social mobility, the 2000s and the gender pay gap In this fourth episode, we move into the new millennium, when the study enjoyed a golden decade. With BCS70 greatly valued by scientists and policymakers, the study was funded to meet participants on three occasions and was regularly cited by New Labour in government policy. With this new-found reco…
 
Shahid shares his education journey, from studying in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime before coming to the UK at the age of 12, passing his GCSEs and A-Levels, to being accepted to study chemistry at UCL. After his first year at UCL, Shahid has a change of tack and moves on to study chemical engineering and eventually goes on to study his mas…
 
As the coronavirus pandemic in the UK approaches its sixth month, we’re taking a look at the long-term impact of lockdown and subsequent school closures on our nation’s children and young people. For this episode, host Vivienne Parry is joined by UCL Institute of Education’s Dr Amelia Roberts, Dr Lee Hudson, Clinical Associate Professor at the GOSH…
 
In this extended episode, we look at sustainable practices in our current climate, and the struggle of transitioning awareness into positive action. Joined by guest speakers Alice Wilby and Clare Farrell, both guest lecturers at UAL and heavily involved in Extinction Rebellion, this student led podcast will encourage you to explore the environmenta…
 
In this third episode, we move into the 1990s to find out how the study and its staff survived the lean years of the 80s and early 90s, and managed to get back in contact with study participants after a 10 year gap. We learn about the study’s stark findings on adults’ numeracy and literacy, which led to the Skills for Life adult learning programme.…
 
Eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food that causes one to change their eating habits and behaviour. In this episode of Remarkable Stories, Alex talks very candidly about her own journey and challenges living with an eating disorder, how she got through it, and how today she uses the experience to help others in simi…
 
Now that lockdown is beginning to ease, we’re exploring the role behavioural science plays in controlling the spread - and impact - of COVID-19. We’re joined by behavioural psychologists and SAGE advisors to learn more about behavioural and social strategies used, and which measures are - and aren’t - working.- Prof Susan Michie (Professor of Healt…
 
In this second episode, we move into the 1980s to find out how Neville Butler kept the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) going during a decade of austerity. We learn about the benefits of reading for pleasure for children’s English and maths skills. We also ask study participants about their teenage years and find out what it was like sharing their…
 
In our first episode of “50 Years of Life in Britain”, we explore the first decade of the 1970 British Cohort Study (1970) and the impact of its early years research on policy many years later.Guests include:• Professor Jean Golding, BCS70 researcher during the 1970s/80s, and founder of the ALSPAC study, known as ‘Children of the Nineties’.• Dr Leo…
 
On Thursday, 25 June 2020, we celebrated 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), which has been following the lives of 17,000 people born in Great Britain during a single week in 1970. Our new six-part podcast series will take listeners on a journey through British social and political history, and explore BCS70’s numerous contributions …
 
We're shining a light on UCL staff and students who helped when they were most needed. Join our host Vivienne Parry OBE as we hear from Prof David Lomas, Vice Provost Health and Dr Sophie Bracke, new junior doctor - who both joined the frontlines at the height of the Covid-19 crisis. Clinically trained staff and the Medicine class of 2020 were fast…
 
How do we stay safe in the new normal? How has the pandemic affected how we move around and protect ourselves?This week, as lockdown continues to ease, we are talking about how to stay safe (and alert) both at home and out in the world. This episode talks all about the type of face mask to wear to getting our creativity back.- Professor Nick Tyler …
 
Nick and coming out as LGBTQ+In our third episode, Nick Coveney, a publisher and UCL alumnus, shares his personal experiences of coming out as gay and growing up as someone in the LGBTQ+ community. Please note this episode contains some strong language.Access the transcript and more information on www.ucl.ac.uk/students/weareucl/remarkable-stories…
 
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