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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 January 2015 with topics including: Vermeer’s Camera, social harmony and religious diversity, environmental law, the grand challenge of education and lots more. Watch this space for more information or follow us on twitter @ucllhl

Thursday 5 March 2015

Lunch Hour Lecture: Vermeer’s Camera and Tim’s Vermeer

13:15  — 13:55

In 2001, Philip Steadman published a book, Vermeer’s Camera, about the Dutch painter’s use of the camera obscura – the predecessor of the photographic camera. The book inspired engineer…


Tuesday 10 March 2015

Lunch Hour Lecture: How can we improve growth of small babies before birth?

13:15  — 13:55

The failure of a baby to grow normally in the womb is a common pregnancy complication. Every year, it affects up to 70,000 UK pregnancies. Yet there is no treatment. Marking International…


Thursday 12 March 2015

Lunch Hour Lecture:Nature as an economic asset: a new era for environmental law and policy?

13:15  — 13:55

The term ‘natural capital’ is now widely used to describe parts of the natural environment that provide valuable goods or services. Dr Milligan will highlight the potentially transformative…


Tuesday 17 March 2015

Lunch Hour Lecture: Language and the brain: Insights from deafness and Sign Language

13:15  — 13:55

How does experience shape language development? This lecture will examine what we currently know about how the brain processes a signed language and how you learn to read a language…


Thursday 19 March 2015

Lunch Hour Lecture: Rethinking the English Country House: ‘Indians’ at Home

13:15  — 13:55

This lecture explores the Englishness of the English country house in the Georgian and Victorian periods. Focusing on material culture, wealth accumulation and social relations, its…