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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 ...
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...
by Professor Andrew Nevins 6,310 views
Professor Edward Allington and Jo Volley (UCL Slade School of Fine Art) demonstrate the complexities of creating a plaster cast and examine other ways the medium has been used. Allington and Volley have helped to curate part of Plastered, an exhib...
by Professor Edward Allington 2,087 views
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...
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...
The Micrarium at UCL Grant Museum of Zoology showcases some of the tiniest and most intriguing members of the animal kingdom. Most natural history collections have thousands of very small specimens kept in their storerooms which are rarely shown t...
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...
What can you make from carving a cuttlefish bone and melting metal? The Institute of Making invites you to explore our new MakeSpace and Materials Library at UCL on Saturday 16 March, between 1-5pm. This is your chance to get up close and persona...
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_...
UCL (University College London) is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome student...
Merry Christmas from UCL in 1962. This bit of archive has recently been digitised from a UCL Film Society newsreel. The images were shot without sound, so we've added a bit of festive music. Check UCL's other channels: Twitter - @uclnews Audio - ...
Tim Barnes (Director of UCL Advances) looks back on five years of success for UCL's centre for entrepreneurship. All photos credited to Tim Bowditch.
UCL's Flaxman Gallery, a rare surviving 19th century sculptural installation, and the innovative Octagon Gallery below are now open to the public after a bold transformation. Artist John Flaxman's plaster study 'St Michael Overcoming Satan' now st...
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...
by Professor Iwan Morgan 2,175 views
Beatrice Kelly, a second-year History of Art student and President of UCLU American Society, gives her reaction to Barack Obama's historic re-election and describes her hopes for America.
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 ...
Here are some of the sights and sounds from the UCLU Welcome Fair on 27 September 2012. The Welcome Fair is an annual event that gives students the chance to find out about the 190+ clubs and societies at UCL and to meet local and national busines...
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-...
Like UCL? Like dubstep? Here's a mash-up of some highlights of UCL, past and present, to a deep-bass dubstep chillout track. If you fancy creating your own mash-up with your own track, feel free. This video is published under Creative Commons. But...
Earlier this summer, 85 MSc students from the UCL Bartlett's Development Planning Unit conducted a series of research projects in northern Ethiopia. This video features MSc student Adlah Alkurdi and her group's research into the ways in which seco...
Fearful Symmetries is a new robotic installation by Ruairi Glynn (UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment), commissioned for the Tate's Undercurrent programme at their new Tanks gallery. The installation is interactive with scanners attached...
Think university assessment is only about exams and essay-writing? Think again. Dr Chiara Ambrosio (UCL Science and Technology Studies) is using creative forms of alternative assessment in her Science, Art and Philosophy course. On a topic of thei...
The Crick Institute has organised a group of 'science buskers', including several volunteers from UCL, to roam around St Pancras International Station and engage members of the public in science tricks. More info: Science busking at St Pancras:...
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...
by Professor Robert Hazell 821 views
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. ...
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...
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...
'Who Stole my Milk? Exploring Student Homes in London' is a project developed by MA students from UCL Institute of Archaeology in collaboration with the Geffrye Museum to highlight and document the student home. The project invites its audience in...
Three UCL students row in the elite crew of the University of London Boat Club. This crew pulls the top rowers from the 19 University of London colleges. The UCL rowers are supported by the UCLU Elite programme. Further info: UL Boat Club - http:...
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...
by Professor Yvonne Rydin 1,273 views
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...
UCL's Grant Museum of Zoology is hosting an exhibition of art works from several species of animal, including paintings by elephants and apes. The exhibition is co-curated by Mike Tuck, a graduate from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, and Will Tu...
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...
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...