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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 22 January 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: AI in healthcare - over-hyped or under-used?

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: Artificial intelligence (AI) is lauded in sectors from banking to marketing, yet its healthcare applications are comparatively incipient. It has enormous potential…

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Tuesday 29 January 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Should abortion be decriminalised in the UK?

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: Legal abortion has been available in the UK since the 1967 Abortion Act. However, many people are unaware that inducing an abortion is still a criminal offence under…

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Tuesday 5 February 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Risk Communication in Multilingual Societies: ‘We don’t need no translator’

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: Limited access to information renders linguistically and culturally diverse communities vulnerable in crisis scenarios (from natural hazards to pandemics, via local…

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Thursday 7 February 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Caesarean section: Too few or Too many?

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: Caesarean section(CS), has become the most commonly performed major surgical operation worldwide. Although “modern style” CS were first performed at the end of the…

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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Cancer of The Vulva

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: Vulval cancer is rare and little known about. It mainly affects older women, and a large proportion experience a delayed diagnosis due to being unaware of the symptoms…

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Tuesday 5 March 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: The forces that shape us: How do embryos build their spinal cord?

13:10  — 13:55

Mammalian embryos undergo origami-like folding to sculpt their rudimentary tissues into organs. Hundreds of genes are known to be required for normal embryo development, but how these…

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Thursday 7 March 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Disaster: It’s Not Like a Hollywood Movie

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: Each year around the world there are more than 600 disasters. Hollywood movies have propagated a popular culture viewpoint that is very different from the real disasters…

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Tuesday 12 March 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Save the Children: containing child obesity from a human evolutionary perspective

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: Some 10% of pupils arriving at English primary school are already overweight at 5 years old but, according to a recent NHS report (2017), by the time children reach…

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Tuesday 19 March 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Brain Imaging for Global Health

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: For infants living in resource-poor settings, exposure to malnutrition, poor sanitation and infectious diseases can have a very damaging effect not just on their…

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Thursday 21 March 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: If self-driving cars are the answer, what’s the question?

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: On public roads, private test tracks and inside computer models, self-driving cars are currently learning to drive. The hype and the amounts of investment are huge.…

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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Why do people who have Down syndrome develop dementia and what can we do about it?

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: In the lecture, Dr. Wiseman will explain what we know about the development of dementia in people who have Down syndrome and what still needs to be understood. She…

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Tuesday 23 April 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Perception and action in the brain: what can electroencephalography (EEG) tell us?

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: For humans, like most animal species, survival depends on effectively reacting to environmental stimuli. Picture yourself in a building when an alarm system starts…

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Tuesday 30 April 2019

Lunch Hour Lecture: Driven to distraction or a move in the right direction?

13:10  — 13:55

About the lecture: Transport provides many benefits, particularly access to education, employment, services, shops, and social networks. Walking and cycling (including to and from…

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