London's research powerhouse
About this course
- 5 hours
About the creator
- 281 videos
- 3,674 subscribers
Lectures in this course (64)
A huge pool of warm water that spanned the Tropics four million years ago suggests climate models might be too conservative in forecasting tropical changes. Dr Chris Brierley (UCL Geography), a co-author of the paper published in Nature, explains ...
Professor Mike Parker Pearson (UCL Archaeology) re-evaluates the timeline of Stonehenge's construction and sheds light on how it was used. The first Stonehenge began life as a cemetary with the original stone circle built 500 years before the vers...
In this interactive series of four videos, Professor Andrew Nevins (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains how many song lyrics can be misunderstood. This introduction examines ABBA's 'Super Trouper' and draws from analogies of visual illusi...
Faith in Suburbia: a shared photographic journey is a group photography project with senior citizens from six different Ealing-area faith communities. Through taking photographs, the participants explored each others' worship spaces. The project i...
Lionel Bailly (UCL Psychoanalysis Unit) examines the effect new media (the internet, social networking and video games) has on the adolescent mind. According to Bailly, the virtual personas many teens create for themselves act as a warped mirror o...
Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) gives Spielberg's 'Lincoln' a rave review, but warns that the real Abraham Lincoln was a far more complicated and enigmatic man than the Hollywood blockbuster suggests. Further info: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/about_...
Using a combination of x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound, cardiologists can now build virtual three and four dimensional models of the interiors of patients' hearts. Cardiologists Dr Antonis Pantazis and Dr Mike Mullen (UCL Institu...
Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas) reflects on how Obama won the election and why the Republican party is looking increasingly out of touch with America's changing population. The Republican base constituency 'appears to be angr...
Dr Marcos Martinón-Torres (UCL Archaeology) and colleagues in Xian, China have discovered that craftsmen working over 2000 years ago on the bronze weapons of the 'Terracotta Army' worked in an efficient way like the modern car maker Toyota. The an...
Dr Caroline Bressey and Dr Gemma Romain (UCL Geography) are examining the role of Black and Asian individuals in the changing artistic, social, cultural and political scenes that emerged in inter-War London. The AHRC-funded project, Drawing over ...
What is serendipity? Dr Stephann Makri (UCL Interaction Centre) is investigating this phenomenon as part of the SerenA project. Further info: http://serendipitystories.net http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1210/121004-serendipity-more-than-...
An international team of scientists, including researchers from the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, have identified a second member of a rare breed of neutron star. Neutron stars are the dead cores of massive stars that have collapsed in on ...
From January to December 2011, Professor Robert Hazell and Dr Ben Yong were granted access behind the closed doors of the coalition government. The pair interviewed 150 coalition members to assess whether the coalition has provided a stable govern...
Laughter is a social emotion, and it is physically contagious. This can be detected in people's brains when they listen to laughter. Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) and her team investigate our responses to other p...
Dr Matt Piper (UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing) researches how food quantity and nutrient quality affect the behaviour, health and lifespan of all organisms. He uses fruit flies to investigate the relationship between protein intake and lifespan. ...
The tuatara, an iconic New Zealand reptile, chews its food in a way unlike any other animal on the planet - challenging the widespread theory that complex chewing ability is restricted to warm-blooded animals. Dr Marc Jones (UCL Cell and Developme...
60% of the world's population will live in a city by 2030. Professor Yvonne Rydin (UCL Bartlett and UCL Environment Institute, Director) gives an overview of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities, which explores the many issues other than he...
In India, more people own a mobile phone than have their own toilet. Dr Julio Dávila talks about community-led approaches to sanitation in Mumbai and Accra. Julio was a co-author of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities. Further informati...
Professor Robin Ali and his team at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have shown that transplanting photoreceptor cells into the retina of a mouse with night blindness can restore vision in dim light. They used a water maze test to confirm that t...
PhD student Tom Cohen (UCL Transport Studies) organised a citizens' jury to ask them whether they think the motorway speed limit in the UK should be raised to 80mph. In 1965 the government set the speed limit of UK motorways at 70mph. With the gov...
Heritage Without Borders (HWB), based in the UCL Institute of Archaeology, recently ran workshops in Merv, Turkmenistan and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Working in developing countries, HWB offers training for local conservators with few resource...
Dr Paul Basu (UCL Anthropology) has been working with institutions across Britain and Sierra Leone to gather objects and stories of Sierra Leone's cultural heritage in both a website (http://www.sierraleoneheritage.org) and a new exhibition at UCL...
A gene therapy study developed by Dr Amit Nathwani (UCL Cancer Institute) and colleagues in collaboration with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, has shown that adults with haemophilia B benefit from the treatment, reducing...
Astrobiologist Dr Claire Cousins (UCL/Birkbeck Centre for Planetary Sciences) conducted her most recent fieldwork in Iceland. She formed part of a team who were surveying a remote field site that emulates the conditions on Mars millions of years a...
Professor Catherine Hall (UCL History) and her team in the project Legacies of British Slave-ownership are examining how modern Britain, from its art collections and grand buildings to its financial institutions, has been built on the wealth gener...
Incorporating Albrecht Dürer's striking woodblock prints and Elizabethan maps of London and the world, this exhibition offers insight into the ways in which ideas, languages, cultures and power were exchanged in the Early Modern period (1450-1800)...
The UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine brings together 185 research groups across UCL and the MRC NIMR, with a common interest in all aspects of stem cells, tissue engineering, repair and regeneration and the development of their ...
Conservator Paul Bates (UCL Pathology Collection/ NHS Royal Free Hospital) has been saving and maintaining medical teaching collections from UCL's partner hospitals for 36 years. Now with the help of Dr Antony Hudek (UCL Mellon Fellow) and Jayne D...
Dr Lucie Green (UCL Space and Climate Physics) speaks at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival 2011 about her research into plasma and the sun. Further information: Dr Green: http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/~lmg/Welcome.html All images courtesy o...
Dr Giandomenico Iannetti (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) explains how his team has conducted trials, demonstrating that crossing one's arms reduces perception of pain in the hand. Further information: Dr Iannetti's site: http://i...
The Fabricate 2011 Conference, hosted by the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, showcased the installation 'Stratifications' by Gramazio & Kohler, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich. 'Stratifications' uses a multiple-axis robot on ...
What happens when art and astronomy meet? Artist Katie Paterson has joined the Astrophysics Group within UCL Physics & Astronomy as their first Artist in Residence, thanks to a grant from the Leverhulme Trust. During the residency, Katie will inve...
The UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) carries out translational research, turning pioneering scientific discoveries into new treatments that will directly benefit patients. In August 2011, the BRC was successful in its bid for further fund...
Professor Gordon Blunn, Head of UCL's Centre for Bio-Medical Engineering, has been developing groundbreaking prosthetic implants, giving amputee humans and animals improved mobility. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1011/10111502 http:/...
Brenda Jensen is now able to speak for the first time in 11 years, thanks to a groundbreaking larynx and trachea transplant carried out by a joint team of surgeons from UCL and UC Davis. Techniques of the procedure, particularly the repairing of m...
UCL Earth Sciences researcher Dr Mike Taylor is part of an international team that has discovered a new dinosaur named Brontomerus mcintoshi, or "thunder thighs", for its enormous thigh muscles. The new species, discovered in the US, is described ...
Dr Adam Giangreco views stem cell research as the best promise for medical breakthroughs over the next few decades. Dr Giangreco, a recent recipient of a major European Research Council grant, explains how he is exploring new treatments for lung d...
A team from UCL Neuroscience have studied how the thickness of the prefrontal cortex (the part of the brain behind the eyes) determines our ability to introspect on our own actions. Their groundbreaking research is featured in the 17 September iss...
Professor David Tuckett (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences) is examining the role emotions play in finance. Until now, the influence of traders' emotions on their decision-making has not been comprehensively examined in traditional economic and...
PhD student Michael Pittman talks about his paleontological work in the deserts of Mongolia, where he and a colleague discovered the fossilised skeleton of a new species of dinosaur. For more info: http://bit.ly/d6dX5v UCL is consistently rank...
There are more cases of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa than in Botswana and Uganda combined. Led Professor Marie-Louise Newell (UCL Institute of Child Health), the Africa Centre for Health & Population Studies in KwaZulu-Natal not on...
Dr Vivienne Lo has created a medicinal herb spiral in central London to address issues around the use of food and herbs as medicine in everyday home remedies or as dangerous substances to be regulated. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/people/academic...
The Bloomsbury Project is investigating the growth of Bloomsbury in the 19th century from mostly undeveloped land at the beginning to Britain's centre of progressive education, charities, cutting-edge medicine and research by the end. In this v...
MaiMwana Project, a collaboration between the Malawi Ministry of Health and UCL Centre for International Health and Development was established in Malawi in 2003 and is funded by Saving Newborn Lives and the Wellcome Trust. Umodzi (Together), a vi...
Thinking of going into graduate research? Find out why UCL is the best place for your research... www.ucl.ac.uk/graduate-research UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's very best universities. As a multi-faculty, research-intens...
Professor Volker Sommer (UCL Anthropology) discusses his work in West Africa, where he has founded a unique project to protect the area's primates and safeguard one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. UCL is consistently ranked as one of the ...
Hear how students from UCL are playing a key part in monitoring the health of one of London Zoo's star attractions - Raja the Komodo dragon. UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's very best universities. As a multi-faculty, research-...
Dr Julia Day (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) gives an insight into her work at the Natural History Museum and her research on biodiversity in fishes endemic to Lake Tanganyika. UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's very bes...
A team of researchers from UCL in partnership with other academic institutions is conducting the 2010 National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal 2010), the largest survey of its kind in the world. Professor Anne Johnson, Director o...
Through her project /carmen/karmen/s/, UCL Mellon Fellow Dr Mi Zhou is bringing together various disciplines and artists to examine and re-interpret the story and opera of Carmen. The project encompasses three events over two days, including 'CENT...
Could we use our understanding of chemistry and physics to design building materials that grow, self-repair, and sense the environment around them, opening up a new frontier in green technology? Dr Rachel Armstrong, from the UCL Bartlett School of...
Dr Rachel McKendry from the London Centre for Nanotechnology is heading a world-leading consortium of scientists, who are engineering the next generation of HIV monitoring devices. These new types of devices will rapidly diagnose and monitor HIV i...
UCL PhD student Sheila Kanani takes on a journey aboard the Cassini Mission to Saturn and its moons. http://bit.ly/bl66zn http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/ http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cps/ http://www.es.ucl.ac.uk/ UCL is consistently ranked as one of the...
Dr Eleanor Stride (UCL Mechanical Engineering) describes how microbubbles have the potential to transform ultrasound imaging and drug delivery. Dr Stride won the 2009 Philip Leverhulme Prize in recognition of her pioneering work on microbubbles. ...
UCL Neuroscience seeks to make fundamental discoveries about brain function and behaviour, to teach and train the next generation of scientists and clinicians, and to transform our ability to diagnose and treat neurological and psychiatric disease...
UK higher education is at a crossroads. Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), argues the case for a major restructuring of the sector to play to our diverse strengths. For more, read article in Times Higher Education supplement: ht...
With dedication and a creative approach, academic research can be used to tackle the world's most urgent problems - that's what we believe at UCL.Our research approach is built on foundations of excellence in the fundamental disciplines, encouragi...
Video highlighting a variety of the research that is transforming society in London and beyond. UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's very best universities. As a multi-faculty, research-intensive university in central London, our re...
Professor Hugh Montgomery (Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance) has interests beyond his groundbreaking research at UCL-- he is also helping to shape the way children view the issue of climate change through Project Genie. Ori...
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project/ Featuring Professor Philip Schofield, Director of the Bentham Project Produced for the UCL Bentham Project Filmed & directed by Matt Aucott UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's very best univ...
Renowned as a centre of world-class research and teaching, UCL is the place to go for expertise and evidence-based policy solutions. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/public-policy http://www.ucl.ac.uk/grand-challenges UCL is consistently ranked as one of...
Dr Joe Flatman (UCL) introduces and explains the need for the 2009 special issue of Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites devoted to Conserving Marine Cultural Heritage.
Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services, and a range of UCL researchers describe the aims and benefits of UCL Discovery, which showcases UCL's research publications, giving access to journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, di...
Professor Catherine Hall, from the Department of History at UCL, discusses the new web-based encyclopaedia which has been launched by the 'Legacies of British Slave-ownership' project team and documents all the slave owners at the time of abolitio...