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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 27 February 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture - What’s your bias? Psychological insights into political conflicts

13:10  — 13:55

This talk explores recent psychological research that offers some insight into why we disagree on topics such as inequality, nationalism and immigration. This research suggests that…

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Thursday 1 March 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture - The birds and the bees: animal sex in medieval art

13:10  — 13:55

“Birds do it, bees do it” goes the refrain of a popular song. But how different species ‘do it’ is left to the imagination. Taking in examples from illuminated manuscripts, Professor…

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Thursday 8 March 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture - Tick-tock of the biological clock

13:10  — 13:55

Globally, women are increasingly delaying the birth of their first child, as they lead very different lives to their mothers. But a woman’s fertility declines with age, significantly…

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Tuesday 13 March 2018

Lunch Hour Lecture - Putting the doubt into science teaching

13:10  — 13:55

The process of science is beset on all sides by epistemic doubt i.e. how do we know that a result is right if we don’t already know the answer? Professor Sella will describe a new project…

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Thursday 15 March 2018

Sex and socialism: What the Bolshevik revolution meant for the history of prostitution in 20th century Russia

13:10  — 13:55

In 1918, the Bolshevik government ‘decriminalised’ prostitution. But, by 1932, women accused of selling sex were being sent to labour camps. What explains this apparent reversal? This…

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