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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.

Thursday 3 May 2018

Lunch Hour Lectures on Tour: The Unnatural Nature of Natural History Museums

13:00  — 14:00

Event Information: Natural history museums are magical places. They inspire awe and wonder in the natural world and help us understand our place within the animal kingdom. But they…


Thursday 10 May 2018

Lunch Hour Lectures on Tour: The Value of Biodiversity; When a Frog and a Virus Went to War (and How the Battles Were Won and Lost)

12:30  — 14:00

Further information about the lectures: The Value of Biodiversity As biodiversity continues to decline globally, there is much debate about the strength of different arguments for…


Thursday 17 May 2018

Lunch Hour Lectures on Tour - Is Man Just Another Animal?; Gibbonology: Why Study Southeast Asia’s Small Apes?

12:30  — 14:00

Is Man Just Another Animal? Homo sapiens shares much of his DNA with the animals in this zoo; with the chimpanzee sharing around 95% of our genes. In Darwin's day such physical similarity…


Thursday 24 May 2018

Lunch Hour Lectures on Tour: Wasps - The Neglected Darlings of the Insect World; Conservation 4.0 – Will robots take your job?

12:30  — 14:00

Wasps: the Neglected Darlings of the Insect World Wasps are much more than the yellow and black striped pesky picnic-botherers. Wasps are one of the most diverse groups of insects;…