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Lunch Hour Lecture: Nanomaterials tackling the global health challenges

15 January 2019

About the lecture: The plasmonic gold nanoparicles were already synthesised by Micheal Faraday in 1857, so what is new? How the iron rust can be used to diagnose and treat cancer? How…


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

22 January 2019

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…


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

29 January 2019

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…


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

5 February 2019

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


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

7 February 2019

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…


Lunch Hour Lecture: Cancer of The Vulva

26 February 2019

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…


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

5 March 2019

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…


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

7 March 2019

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…


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

12 March 2019

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…


Lunch Hour Lecture: Brain Imaging for Global Health

19 March 2019

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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