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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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Professor Katherine Borst Jones, professor of flute and chair of orchestral instruments in the School of Music, not only commissions new musical works but performs them as well. She shares with David Staley, host of Voices of Excellence. https://www.facebook.com/osumusic https://www.facebook.com/ohiostateflutestudio http://www.twitter.com/OhioState…
 
This month's theme is VOICE. We're finding out how people are regaining their voice after their voice boxes are removed; how a group of LGBTQ + refugees in Brazil are using film to tell their stories; and how health students and advocates are sharing the impact of their work through poetry.ACT 1 - from 02.28Prof Evangelos Himonides, Professor of Te…
 
In this podcast series from UCL and the Local Government Association (LGA), researchers and policy professionals from councils across England share their reflections on working together on the Net Zero Innovation Programme - exploring opportunities and challenges faced in partnering with those from different worlds to help achieve net zero emission…
 
This month, we want to know how research that explores the past can help us to better understand the present, and maybe even predict the future. Approaching the past through uniquely innovative methods, host Christoph speaks to three researchers at The Bartlett: Professor Mike Batty, Emeritus Professor of Planning and Chair of The Bartlett Centre f…
 
With Boris Johnson set to announce several stages for the easing of lockdown later today, rumours are circulating about what his roadmap might mean for international travel. In this week’s episode, we speak to three UCL experts to try and get to the bottom of some of these rumours, and to learn more about international travel during the pandemic an…
 
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 the final episode, we speak with Mikko Koria, the Director of the Institute for Design Innovation, and Professor o…
 
Daniel Wozniak, professor of microbial infection and immunity and microbiology, studies bacterial pathogenesis and gene regulation. He joins David Staley to discuss his research that seeks to determine how bacteria live in human hosts and what kinds of treatment can stop their growth. Listen to the latest on Voices of Excellence…
 
Join hosts Xand and Rochelle for the third instalment of Public Health Disrupted, the brand new podcast from UCL Health of the Public.In public health, we often refer to 'hard to reach' groups, but are we doing enough to listen to them?This month, we speak to the co-founders of Five X More, and UCL academic Dr Carol Rivas, to explore the role of di…
 
In this week's episode, we're looking back at our lives in lockdown, and asking - how has the pandemic changed our routine? We speak to UCL experts, Prof Patty Kostkova (Centre for Digital Public Health and Emergencies) and Dr Adrian Brown (UCL Centre for Obesity Research), to find out more about the impact Covid-19 has had on our diet, social inte…
 
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…
 
Hypot-enthuse is celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, as Maymana and Malcolm interview Dr Suze Kundu, UCL Chemistry graduate and Head of Public Engagement at Digital Science. The team discuss the many issues around getting women and girls into STEM and keeping them there, as well as the nature of public engagement and Su…
 
Professor Darla Munroe, chair of the Department of Geography, studies land economics and human geography, with a focus on human environment interactions at a landscape level. She joins David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence, to discuss her work on the forests of southeast Ohio and the methodological distinctions between economists and geo…
 
This week, we're investigating public transport. Now, in the first lockdown, many of us were able to batten down the hatches and stay indoors. But, as lockdown 3.0 continues, it's important that we stay informed about the best precautions to take if and when we do need to leave the house. And, one happy day, we're going to have to return to public …
 
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…
 
Yuri Kovchegov, professor of physics at The Ohio State University, studies quantum chromodynamics at high energy and nuclear theory and was recently named to the 2020 class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He breaks down some of the intricacies of quantum mechanics with David Staley on this week's Voices of Exc…
 
Visual hallucinations, the sensation of seeing objects that are not really there, are common in Parkinson’s disease, occurring in 40-70% of affected individuals. They are often distressing and are associated with worse quality of life and higher carer burden and are the single best predictor of nursing home placement. But despite their impact, the …
 
This lecture will explore the concept of ‘university urbanism’, considering the challenges and opportunities which universities face in their Interactions with urban neighbourhoods and cities. It will present UCL Urban Laboratory research in this field, with a particular focus on its collaborations with universities abroad (Gothenburg, Roma Tre, an…
 
For our first episode, host Christoph is joined by Lo Marshall, urban geographer and Research Fellow at the UCL Urban Laboratory and Bartlett School of Architecture and Dr Grant Mills, Associate Professor in the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, to explore space and how communities create it. We wanted to know how spaces can b…
 
Touch. The sensation, the loss of it and gaining it back. Finding ways to keep in touch with those that need it most. Making the most of digital technologies and language to communicate - find out more in the very first episode of Season 2!ACT 1 - from 01.25 - 09.00Prof Carey Jewitt, UCL Institute of EducationLili Golmohammadi, doctoral researcher …
 
In this week’s episode, we’re discussing home-schooling & play, home-working, parenting - and how to juggle them all. With the latest announcement that schools won’t be reopening until at least the 8th March, we speak to three UCL experts to explore how home-schooling is affecting children and parents, and some practical tips and tricks for listene…
 
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…
 
The MAPS Faculty podcast 'Hypot-Enthuse' returns with new episodes for 2021! Recorded in December 2020, this episode has Malcolm and Maymana meeting Dr Carina Fearnley of UCL's new Warning Research Centre. Carina discusses our current relationship to warning and alert systems, touching on volcanoes, the shifting UK alert levels and tiers, disaster …
 
Associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures Jennifer Suchland is a 2020 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Scholars and Society Fellow. She describes how the role of scholars in society is also the role of education in society, especia…
 
In this Lunch Hour Lecture, UCL’s President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur will be joined by Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Vice Provost International & Advancement, to discuss his time at UCL.Under the leadership of Professor Arthur UCL has gone from strength to strength. Previously, Vice Chancellor at Leeds from 2004-2013, during his time as Pres…
 
Genuine engagement about how best to achieve liveable urban futures should be part of planning’s raison-d’etre but it has a chequered history of delivery. Exhibitions harnessing the communicative power of mixed media and linked to a progressive and responsive programme of focused discussion and debate remain relevant to community consultation and c…
 
Choose any year at random over the past 50 years and you’d be almost certain to find at least one piece of equalities focused legislation enacted in that year. Yet, stark inequalities remain embedded in UK society – inequalities that have been further magnified and exacerbated by COVID-19. This lecture will discuss UCL’s recent project with the Res…
 
During the end stage of the First World War, suspicions spread in the Allied countries that the germ behind the 1918-19 ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic was in fact some form of German bioweapon – possibly launched in a desperate attempt to gain strategic advantage as Germany was sliding towards its eventual defeat.These suspicions resonated strongly with me…
 
Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement have dominated the headlines in 2020 and taught us multiple things about people and organisations. The research appears to be more heavily, if not completely, focused on responses to Covid as opposed to the equally important matters of social justice and racial equality brought to the forefront by …
 
This lunch time lecture will be an introduction to neurodiversity and how it relates to non-visible disabilities. Then I will explain what is happening at UCL in terms of neurodiversity, giving example of the strengths that neurodivergent people bring to higher education. Then I will introduce the neurodivergent Staff Network and our initiatives at…
 
The medical model is applied to autistic children and their family members from the moment they are diagnosed. Parents are introduced into the socially constructed ideology that autism is bad, abnormal and unexpected. Metaphors have often been used in published material to describe autism, all which view autistic people as having deficits which req…
 
Traditionally assistive technology has been the poor relation to healthcare technology. The interdisciplinary nature of assistive technology has been lost. Global Disability Innovation Hub is leading a £40m investment to understand what works in getting assistive technology to the people who need it most. In this lecture Prof Holloway will address …
 
Of all the educational resources devoted to Britain’s schools, one pound in every six of is spent on fee-paying schools. Privately educated alumni occupy especially influential positions in politics, business and the professions.But private schools are often shrouded in mystique, and are a focus of strongly-held beliefs, for or against. The fundame…
 
This month, mental health has come to occupy centre stage as we grapple with the impact of lockdown and the multiple assaults on our resilience caused by uncertainty, illness, recovery, financial insecurity, job losses, bereavement, homeschooling, and so much more. Our focus on mental health right now could represent a real opportunity to build bac…
 
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 partn…
 
Join hosts Xand and Rochelle for Episode 2 of Public Health Disrupted, the brand new podcast from UCL Health of the Public.In this month’s episode, we speak to award-winning comedian and author Laura Lexx and London-based Scottish comedian and UCL academic Dr Matt Winning, to explore how comedy and humour can be used to improve health for all.Laugh…
 
Today marks a significant milestone in the UK’s vaccination programme as millions more people aged 70 and over are invited to receive their jabs. However, as we are making this progress, so is the virus. In this episode, we speak to UCL experts from the Department of Primary Care & Population Health and the Faculty of Population Health Sciences to …
 
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…
 
COVID-19 has exposed and amplified the shocking pre-existing health inequalities in the UK. In this week’s episode, we’re embodying the January spirit of new year’s resolutions and looking to the future to see what needs to happen to make our communities safer and fairer. At the end of last year, the Institute of Health Equity released their report…
 
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…
 
To kick off the new year, we take a look back at 2020 and the lessons we've learned throughout the pandemic. In this episode, we revisit some of the exemplary work happening at UCL - work that has been as interdisciplinary as it has been instrumental to combating the virus, as cutting edge as it has been community-minded, and as world-leading as it…
 
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…
 
In our first episode, hosts Xand and Rochelle are joined by Dominique Palmer - dedicated climate activist, organiser within the UK Student Climate Network and one of Forbes 100 Top UK Environmentalists and Prof Paul Ekins OBE, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, to explore how…
 
Last week, after months of clinical trials, the first handful of people became the first in the world to receive a COVID vaccine, marking the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic. In this week's episode, we highlight the extraordinary achievement that this represents - and explore the value and importance of collaboration across borders…
 
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 episode, we speak to Founder of Mumbli, Marion Marincat. Marion is an ELIEZ member who has founded a hearing …
 
In this week’s episode, we explore how the pandemic has impacted the justice system over the last nine months. Host Vivienne Parry is joined by Professor Dame Hazel Genn and Professor Cheryl Thomas QC to discuss the many ways in which the pandemic has brought the legal world to a halt - and explore the efforts to get it back up and running. We also…
 
When dance professor Susan Van Pelt Petry began working from home due to the pandemic, her interest in staying hopeful as an artist led her to begin creating 19 choreographed videos, aka 19ChoreOVIDs, a play on COVID-19. She describes these videos and more of her work with David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
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 special episode where we mark International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), we speak to Kamran Mall…
 
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