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Lunch Hour Lectures

Lunch Hour Lectures are an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at UCL, in bite sized chunks. Speakers are drawn from across the university, and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications.

Lunch Hour Lectures take place 13:15 - 13:55, are free, require no pre-booking, and are open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

All lectures are streamed live online and can be watched by clicking on the Watch Lunch Hour Lectures online link above. Lectures can also be watched from one week after the event on our YouTube channel where all lectures will be subtitled. Alternatively, lectures can also be downloaded from iTunes U and from SoundCloud.

The lectures return in October 2014 with topics including: the placebo effect, the science of fireworks, the taboo history of the toilet, archaeology on Easter Island and lots more. Watch this space for more information or follow us on twitter @ucllhl

Thursday 19 June 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: Investigative conservation and the archaeology of the Western Front

13:00  — 14:00

Staff and students at the UCL Institute of Archaeology have been involved in the investigative conservation of objects excavated from Western Front trenches. Some of these objects were…


Wednesday 25 June 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: Reconstructing Broken Bodies: From Industrial Warfare to Industrial Engineered Tissues

13:00  — 14:00

Trench warfare protected combatants from many injuries, but left the head exposed, producing a massive demand for experimental facial reconstructive surgery. WW1 is acknowledged as…


Thursday 26 June 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: Science and the First World War

13:00  — 14:00

By examining the lives of figures such as Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley and Fritz Haber, Prof Jon Agar will show how scientists on all sides of the First World War were swept up in the…