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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 take a break over the summer, but watch this space for more information about our Autumn programme, or follow us on twitter for the most up to date news: @ucllhl

Thursday 26 November 2015

Lunch Hour Lectures: Telling stories? Family life and social science research

13:15  — 13:55

While narrative methods are increasingly used in the social sciences, some remain sceptical about whether stories have more than a peripheral part to play. This talk draws on a large…


Tuesday 1 December 2015

Lunch Hour Lectures: Agriculture and elephants: writing in rural Babylonia

13:15  — 13:55

Archaeological excavations at Tell Khaiber in southern Iraq are revealing exciting new insights into Babylonian life in the mid-second millennium BC. Join Professor Eleanor Robson as…


Thursday 3 December 2015

Lunch Hour Lectures: Russian cinema in 1915

13:15  — 13:55

Part of the centenary celebrations of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, this lecture examines Russian cinema in 1915, a key year in the development of this art form.…


Tuesday 8 December 2015

Lunch Hour Lectures: Cannabis: pleasure, madness and medicine

13:15  — 13:55

Cannabis has been used throughout history for medicinal as well as pleasurable effects. Its 100 unique ingredients vary widely in different types of cannabis, posing a range of questions…


Thursday 10 December 2015

Lunch Hour Lectures: Truth and lies: medicine in the media

13:15  — 13:55

There has never been a more confusing time to consume health information, as scientists and doctors struggle to agree and big questions are continuously debated. Dr Chris van Tulleken…