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Unitalks: a podcast for university access

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"A unique tool for students interested in university" The IAI are delighted to be working with The Brilliant Club and Kings College London to bring you UniTalks, a brand new podcast which unlocks access to university for the next generation of big thinkers – answering all of the challenges of applying for, and studying at, the world’s leading universities, above and beyond the A-level curriculum.Listen to sixth-formers interrogate the UK’s pre-eminent lecturers and professors, unlocking cutting-edge research across the humanities and sciences that will shape how we think in years to come.

Latest Episodes

E08 | John Keats and Majestic Trainers | Dr Shahidha Bari

Zaid from Tower Hamlets visit Queen Mary University in East London to interview Shahidha Bari, a lecturer there in Romanticism. Zaid is deciding whether to study English or Marketing at University, and speaking to Shahidha on her passion for Keats and her love of libraries might just persuade him. Our agony aunts answer questions you’ve sent in on careers and employability after you’ve left university.

32 MIN2018 APR 30
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E08 | John Keats and Majestic Trainers | Dr Shahidha Bari

E07 | Pleasure, Pain and Nietzsche | Dr Christopher Hamilton

Christian from London interviews Christopher Hamilton, a senior lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion at King's College London. Despite being passionate about pursuing a career in Marine Biology, Christian isn't afraid to quiz Christopher on philosophy's toughest questions: What is the meaning of life? What's more important, pain or pleasure? Our agony aunts answer questions you've sent in on typical anxieties and apprehensions you might face at university.

29 MIN2018 APR 18
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E07 | Pleasure, Pain and Nietzsche | Dr Christopher Hamilton

E06 | Government and Glass Ceilings | Professor Anne Phillips

Sixth former Raihana from London interviews Anne Phillips, Graham Wallace Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics. A science student with a keen interest in politics and feminism, Raihana quizzes Anne on glass ceilings, fighting inequality, and surviving and succeeding in a male-dominated field.

32 MIN2018 APR 3
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E06 | Government and Glass Ceilings | Professor Anne Phillips

E05 | The Meaning of Music | Professor Kenneth Hamilton

Sixth Form student Charlie from Newport interviews Professor of Music and international concert pianist, Kenneth Hamilton. Though she wants to study Physics at University, Charlie plays the clarinet and the Saxophone, and quizzes Kenneth on the link between music and physics, Chopin, and what makes a good piano player.

36 MIN2018 MAR 20
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E05 | The Meaning of Music | Professor Kenneth Hamilton

E04 | The Matrix and the Manifest Image | Dr Eleanor Knox

Sixth Form students, Simran and Kimjeet travel to King’s College London to interview Eleanor Knox. Simran and Kimjeet are hoping to study Law or Psychology somewhere in London, but after talking to Eleanor, they question whether to study something vocational rather than what they are passionate about. They also discover the connection between Physics and Philosophy and some of the weirder parts of Eleanor’s work which studies some of the deepest, longest, most complex puzzles in our world.

31 MIN2018 MAR 5
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E04 | The Matrix and the Manifest Image | Dr Eleanor Knox

E03 | Bananas and Antimatter | Professor Tara Shears

Sixth form student Riley interviews Professor Tara Shears, a world leading particle physicist at Liverpool University and researcher at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. Riley is preparing to study Chemistry in the hopes of becoming a Forensic scientist. He asks what it really takes to be a great scientist, how to cope with the disappointment of failed experiments and what in the world bananas have to do with antimatter.

28 MIN2018 FEB 19
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E03 | Bananas and Antimatter | Professor Tara Shears

E02 | The Word and the World | Professor Robert Eaglestone

17-year-old Stella from Camden interviews Robert Eaglestone, Professor in English Literature at Royal Holloway. Stella is hoping to study Zoology at university but has always had a variety of interests including science, art and literature. In their interview, the two discuss literary theory, the similarities of the Science and English as fields of study, and how the stories we read shape how we are in the world.

34 MIN2018 FEB 5
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E02 | The Word and the World | Professor Robert Eaglestone

E01 | Sailors and Stem Cells | Professor Sir Ian Wilmut

16-year-old Tom interviews Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, who was part of the team that cloned Dolly the Sheep and is currently Professor of Embryology at the University of Edinburgh. Thomas wants to work in healthcare when he’s older, hopefully as a doctor. In their interview they talk about the importance of ambition, the ethics of cloning, and how the findings from Dolly the Sheep will go on to save lives.

29 MIN2018 JAN 22
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E01 | Sailors and Stem Cells | Professor Sir Ian Wilmut

UniTalks | Teaser Trailer

The IAI are delighted to work with The Brilliant Club and Kings College London to bring you UniTalks, a brand new podcast which unlocks access to university for the next generation of big thinkers – answering all of the challenges of applying for, and studying at, the world’s leading universities, above and beyond the A-level curriculum. In this teaser trailer, we introduce the students taking part and give you a taste of the what the series will offer.

1 MIN2018 JAN 19
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UniTalks | Teaser Trailer
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Latest Episodes

E08 | John Keats and Majestic Trainers | Dr Shahidha Bari

Zaid from Tower Hamlets visit Queen Mary University in East London to interview Shahidha Bari, a lecturer there in Romanticism. Zaid is deciding whether to study English or Marketing at University, and speaking to Shahidha on her passion for Keats and her love of libraries might just persuade him. Our agony aunts answer questions you’ve sent in on careers and employability after you’ve left university.

32 MIN2018 APR 30
Comments
E08 | John Keats and Majestic Trainers | Dr Shahidha Bari

E07 | Pleasure, Pain and Nietzsche | Dr Christopher Hamilton

Christian from London interviews Christopher Hamilton, a senior lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion at King's College London. Despite being passionate about pursuing a career in Marine Biology, Christian isn't afraid to quiz Christopher on philosophy's toughest questions: What is the meaning of life? What's more important, pain or pleasure? Our agony aunts answer questions you've sent in on typical anxieties and apprehensions you might face at university.

29 MIN2018 APR 18
Comments
E07 | Pleasure, Pain and Nietzsche | Dr Christopher Hamilton

E06 | Government and Glass Ceilings | Professor Anne Phillips

Sixth former Raihana from London interviews Anne Phillips, Graham Wallace Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics. A science student with a keen interest in politics and feminism, Raihana quizzes Anne on glass ceilings, fighting inequality, and surviving and succeeding in a male-dominated field.

32 MIN2018 APR 3
Comments
E06 | Government and Glass Ceilings | Professor Anne Phillips

E05 | The Meaning of Music | Professor Kenneth Hamilton

Sixth Form student Charlie from Newport interviews Professor of Music and international concert pianist, Kenneth Hamilton. Though she wants to study Physics at University, Charlie plays the clarinet and the Saxophone, and quizzes Kenneth on the link between music and physics, Chopin, and what makes a good piano player.

36 MIN2018 MAR 20
Comments
E05 | The Meaning of Music | Professor Kenneth Hamilton

E04 | The Matrix and the Manifest Image | Dr Eleanor Knox

Sixth Form students, Simran and Kimjeet travel to King’s College London to interview Eleanor Knox. Simran and Kimjeet are hoping to study Law or Psychology somewhere in London, but after talking to Eleanor, they question whether to study something vocational rather than what they are passionate about. They also discover the connection between Physics and Philosophy and some of the weirder parts of Eleanor’s work which studies some of the deepest, longest, most complex puzzles in our world.

31 MIN2018 MAR 5
Comments
E04 | The Matrix and the Manifest Image | Dr Eleanor Knox

E03 | Bananas and Antimatter | Professor Tara Shears

Sixth form student Riley interviews Professor Tara Shears, a world leading particle physicist at Liverpool University and researcher at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. Riley is preparing to study Chemistry in the hopes of becoming a Forensic scientist. He asks what it really takes to be a great scientist, how to cope with the disappointment of failed experiments and what in the world bananas have to do with antimatter.

28 MIN2018 FEB 19
Comments
E03 | Bananas and Antimatter | Professor Tara Shears

E02 | The Word and the World | Professor Robert Eaglestone

17-year-old Stella from Camden interviews Robert Eaglestone, Professor in English Literature at Royal Holloway. Stella is hoping to study Zoology at university but has always had a variety of interests including science, art and literature. In their interview, the two discuss literary theory, the similarities of the Science and English as fields of study, and how the stories we read shape how we are in the world.

34 MIN2018 FEB 5
Comments
E02 | The Word and the World | Professor Robert Eaglestone

E01 | Sailors and Stem Cells | Professor Sir Ian Wilmut

16-year-old Tom interviews Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, who was part of the team that cloned Dolly the Sheep and is currently Professor of Embryology at the University of Edinburgh. Thomas wants to work in healthcare when he’s older, hopefully as a doctor. In their interview they talk about the importance of ambition, the ethics of cloning, and how the findings from Dolly the Sheep will go on to save lives.

29 MIN2018 JAN 22
Comments
E01 | Sailors and Stem Cells | Professor Sir Ian Wilmut

UniTalks | Teaser Trailer

The IAI are delighted to work with The Brilliant Club and Kings College London to bring you UniTalks, a brand new podcast which unlocks access to university for the next generation of big thinkers – answering all of the challenges of applying for, and studying at, the world’s leading universities, above and beyond the A-level curriculum. In this teaser trailer, we introduce the students taking part and give you a taste of the what the series will offer.

1 MIN2018 JAN 19
Comments
UniTalks | Teaser Trailer
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