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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 13:10 - 13:55, are free, 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.

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture: What is a Disaster?

13:10  — 13:55

An earthquake shatters Haiti and a hurricane slices through Texas. We hear that nature runs rampant, fighting to destroy us through these 'natural disasters'. Science recounts a different…

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Tuesday 9 October 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture - Cosmic Dawn: The Quest for the First Galaxies

13:10  — 13:55

The first billion years after the Big Bang is widely regarded as the final observational frontier in assembling a complete picture of cosmic history. During this period, early stars…

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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture: What’s Really Going On in Hillary Clinton’s Emails?

13:10  — 13:55

Since the US Government released Hillary Clinton’s emails to the public, there has been huge interest from journalists, politicians, and the general public, looking for dirty secrets…

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Thursday 18 October 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture: On Data, Media, and Democracy

13:10  — 13:55

In this lecture Professor Lee Grieveson explores the ways in which digital media and new practices of data-mining and psychographic messaging were used in the 2016 US election and British…

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Tuesday 30 October 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture: A Journey through the Cuban Economic Labyrinth

13:10  — 13:55

Ideological battles rage over Cuban economic performance: is it a basket case, proving the calamity of central planning, or a shining example of social progress made possible by rejection…

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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture: The Impact of the First World War on UCL

13:10  — 13:55

The First World War had a significant impact on life at UCL, as at other universities in the UK. Over 2,600 members and former members of College served during the war. The UCL community…

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture: Tracing Desert Sand over Months to Millions of Years

13:10  — 13:55

Northern Chad’s Bodele Depression is home to the world’s largest and fastest moving barchan (crescentic) dunes. These dunes are not made of sand but of diatom fossils. The migration…

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Tuesday 27 November 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture: What Can the ONS Longitudinal Study Tell Us about Time Travel and about the Force?

13:10  — 13:55

The ONS Longitudinal Study is a sample of around 1% of persons in England and Wales, drawn from the decennial census. The sample comprises all people born on four (undisclosed) days…

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Tuesday 4 December 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture: The Revolutionary Striptease, 1968

13:10  — 13:55

Viva Maria!, Louis’s Malle’s film comedy of 1965, starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau, seems an unlikely catalyst for world revolution. At first sight, this story stands out…

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