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Autumn 2012 - UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture Series is an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite-size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour Lectures require no pre-booking, are free to attend and are open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

Latest Episodes

Apocalypse in 2012? History, myth and science - audio

Did the Classic Maya really predict the end of the world on 21 December 2012? What caused them to record a date that would occur over a thousand years into their future? This lecture will review a variety of apocalyptic prophecies, specially the one for this year, in the light of scientific research into the formation, development and eventual destruction of entire solar systems, including ours.

39 MIN2012 DEC 15
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Apocalypse in 2012? History, myth and science - audio

Social physics in the big city - audio

We live in an era of abundant data, and more data is being opened up to the world every day. More and more of us are handing over detailed personal and location data via social media and smartphones. How can researchers use this data to model and understand the way our cities and societies work? What do physics and maths have to offer? And how can we use this data to improve people’s lives?

41 MIN2012 DEC 15
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Social physics in the big city - audio

Sex work today: myths, morals and health - audio

What is it about exile that inspires photography? This talk explores the earliest known exile photography, created in the studio formed by Victor Hugo’s family and friends in their exile on the Channel Island of Jersey between 1852 and 1855. In these years, the Hugo group turned exile into a photographic project, and in doing so, they transformed the history of photography.

43 MIN2012 DEC 15
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Sex work today: myths, morals and health - audio

Those that don't drink, don’t die so fast: drink, health and insurance in Victorian Britain - audio

In the nineteenth century, mainstream medical opinion suggested that abstaining from alcohol was a health risk. The advent of insurance policies for abstainers helped to chip away at this certainty, as well as encouraging policyholders to think about their health. This lecture will discuss how, by the start of the twentieth century, the medical profession had begun to do very well out of insurance, despite the ambiguities of assessing drink-related problems.

36 MIN2012 DEC 15
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Those that don't drink, don’t die so fast: drink, health and insurance in Victorian Britain - audio

Sustainable Energy for All: this year, next year, sometime – or never? - audio

What does ‘sustainable energy for all’ mean? How much energy, ‘sustainable’ over what period, and who are the ‘all’? If this ambitious goal is achievable, then how can it be done, and by when? And who will pay for achieving it? To mark the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for all, this lecture explores the environmental, economic, and social issues raised by these questions and the implications for public policy.

44 MIN2012 DEC 15
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Sustainable Energy for All: this year, next year, sometime – or never? - audio

Presymptomatic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: feasible or fanciful? - audio

Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 400,000 people in the UK – that number will double over coming decades without treatments to delay or prevent disease. We are now able to ‘see’ the earliest brain changes of Alzheimer’s disease, which can appear years before first symptoms, opening up the possibility of presymptomatic trials. With serial imaging and videos of patients and at-risk individuals this lecture considers the potential and problems for such trials.

30 MIN2012 DEC 15
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Presymptomatic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: feasible or fanciful? - audio

Hugo Elsewhere: The Jersey Studio and the photography of exile - audio

What is it about exile that inspires photography? This talk explores the earliest known exile photography, created in the studio formed by Victor Hugo’s family and friends in their exile on the Channel Island of Jersey between 1852 and 1855. In these years, the Hugo group turned exile into a photographic project, and in doing so, they transformed the history of photography.

43 MIN2012 DEC 15
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Hugo Elsewhere: The Jersey Studio and the photography of exile - audio

Art for science’s sake - Audio

For centuries, scientists have sought help from artistic practice as a visual aid. This lecture will explore case studies from the 18th to the 21st century, to show that artists have often participated in the growth of scientific knowledge by disturbing and questioning concepts that scientists take for granted. Would current artist in residence programmes benefit from adopting a more sustained critical role, in light of this history?

41 MIN2012 NOV 6
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Art for science’s sake - Audio

What is modern slavery? - Audio

Is slavery confined to the past? Sadly not. Instances of grave labour exploitation exist in present-day Europe and elsewhere. This lecture will discuss abuses of labour conditions suffered by domestic workers, victims of trafficking and others. It will explain why their situation is akin to slavery, and will set out the steps that have been taken in law to protect the human rights of these workers.

37 MIN2012 NOV 6
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What is modern slavery? - Audio

Can't take, won't take: why patients do not take their medicines - Audio

There will be over a billion prescription items dispensed in England in 2012, costing the NHS over £9bn. Most of these will be for patients with chronic conditions, yet we know that perhaps up to half of these patients will not take their medicine as prescribed. This lecture explores some of the reasons behind this, and outlines the development of a new NHS service to help patients with their medication.

37 MIN2012 NOV 2
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Can't take, won't take: why patients do not take their medicines - Audio

Latest Episodes

Apocalypse in 2012? History, myth and science - audio

Did the Classic Maya really predict the end of the world on 21 December 2012? What caused them to record a date that would occur over a thousand years into their future? This lecture will review a variety of apocalyptic prophecies, specially the one for this year, in the light of scientific research into the formation, development and eventual destruction of entire solar systems, including ours.

39 MIN2012 DEC 15
Comments
Apocalypse in 2012? History, myth and science - audio

Social physics in the big city - audio

We live in an era of abundant data, and more data is being opened up to the world every day. More and more of us are handing over detailed personal and location data via social media and smartphones. How can researchers use this data to model and understand the way our cities and societies work? What do physics and maths have to offer? And how can we use this data to improve people’s lives?

41 MIN2012 DEC 15
Comments
Social physics in the big city - audio

Sex work today: myths, morals and health - audio

What is it about exile that inspires photography? This talk explores the earliest known exile photography, created in the studio formed by Victor Hugo’s family and friends in their exile on the Channel Island of Jersey between 1852 and 1855. In these years, the Hugo group turned exile into a photographic project, and in doing so, they transformed the history of photography.

43 MIN2012 DEC 15
Comments
Sex work today: myths, morals and health - audio

Those that don't drink, don’t die so fast: drink, health and insurance in Victorian Britain - audio

In the nineteenth century, mainstream medical opinion suggested that abstaining from alcohol was a health risk. The advent of insurance policies for abstainers helped to chip away at this certainty, as well as encouraging policyholders to think about their health. This lecture will discuss how, by the start of the twentieth century, the medical profession had begun to do very well out of insurance, despite the ambiguities of assessing drink-related problems.

36 MIN2012 DEC 15
Comments
Those that don't drink, don’t die so fast: drink, health and insurance in Victorian Britain - audio

Sustainable Energy for All: this year, next year, sometime – or never? - audio

What does ‘sustainable energy for all’ mean? How much energy, ‘sustainable’ over what period, and who are the ‘all’? If this ambitious goal is achievable, then how can it be done, and by when? And who will pay for achieving it? To mark the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for all, this lecture explores the environmental, economic, and social issues raised by these questions and the implications for public policy.

44 MIN2012 DEC 15
Comments
Sustainable Energy for All: this year, next year, sometime – or never? - audio

Presymptomatic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: feasible or fanciful? - audio

Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 400,000 people in the UK – that number will double over coming decades without treatments to delay or prevent disease. We are now able to ‘see’ the earliest brain changes of Alzheimer’s disease, which can appear years before first symptoms, opening up the possibility of presymptomatic trials. With serial imaging and videos of patients and at-risk individuals this lecture considers the potential and problems for such trials.

30 MIN2012 DEC 15
Comments
Presymptomatic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: feasible or fanciful? - audio

Hugo Elsewhere: The Jersey Studio and the photography of exile - audio

What is it about exile that inspires photography? This talk explores the earliest known exile photography, created in the studio formed by Victor Hugo’s family and friends in their exile on the Channel Island of Jersey between 1852 and 1855. In these years, the Hugo group turned exile into a photographic project, and in doing so, they transformed the history of photography.

43 MIN2012 DEC 15
Comments
Hugo Elsewhere: The Jersey Studio and the photography of exile - audio

Art for science’s sake - Audio

For centuries, scientists have sought help from artistic practice as a visual aid. This lecture will explore case studies from the 18th to the 21st century, to show that artists have often participated in the growth of scientific knowledge by disturbing and questioning concepts that scientists take for granted. Would current artist in residence programmes benefit from adopting a more sustained critical role, in light of this history?

41 MIN2012 NOV 6
Comments
Art for science’s sake - Audio

What is modern slavery? - Audio

Is slavery confined to the past? Sadly not. Instances of grave labour exploitation exist in present-day Europe and elsewhere. This lecture will discuss abuses of labour conditions suffered by domestic workers, victims of trafficking and others. It will explain why their situation is akin to slavery, and will set out the steps that have been taken in law to protect the human rights of these workers.

37 MIN2012 NOV 6
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What is modern slavery? - Audio

Can't take, won't take: why patients do not take their medicines - Audio

There will be over a billion prescription items dispensed in England in 2012, costing the NHS over £9bn. Most of these will be for patients with chronic conditions, yet we know that perhaps up to half of these patients will not take their medicine as prescribed. This lecture explores some of the reasons behind this, and outlines the development of a new NHS service to help patients with their medication.

37 MIN2012 NOV 2
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Can't take, won't take: why patients do not take their medicines - Audio
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