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Hypot-enthuse: Professor Helen Wilson on Ada Lovelace Day
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Hypot-enthuse, is a fun look at the interesting work and research coming out of the UCL Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences. Each episode features a light hearted chat with a notable academic examining exciting science topics making news around the world. Our first podcast coincides with Ada Lovelace Day with UCL’s first ever female Head of Mathematics, Professor Helen Wilson, speaking to our hosts Laura and Sophie about everything from her own career as a woman in STEM, the science behind chocolate fountains and why a day celebrating Ada Lovelace is important.

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UCL Festival of Culture 2018: How We See at Sea
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A report by a team of students from UCL’s BASc (Liberal Arts) programme, led by Professor Vin Walsh (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), looked into how and why collisions happen at sea, costing lives and billions in cargo every year. 57,000 copies of the students’ report have been ordered for distribution in the maritime industry. Rico Hodges-Smikle and Jina Lim, who were part of the team, tell us how they set about the research and what they found. How We See at Sea takes place on Friday 8 June 13:15–14:00 at the UCL Festival of Culture: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/festival-of-culture-friday-8-june-2018

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UCL Festival of Culture 2018: A Refugee Child in WW2 London – W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz
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W. G. Sebald's story about a man trying to recover his memories as a refugee child in WW2 is important to us today, explains Dr Mereid Puw Davis. A Refugee Child in WW2 London is on Friday 8 June at 12:30–13:30 at the UCL Festival of Culture: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/festival-of-culture-friday-8-june-2018

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UCL Festival of Culture 2018: Cicero and Women
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Could women have had more influence on Roman political life than we know? Professor Gesine Manuwald (UCL Greek & Latin) explains why dramatic depictions of Cicero suggest they could. Cicero and Women is on Thurs 7 June, 1.15–2pm at the UCL Festival of Culture: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/festival-of-culture-thursday-7-june-2018

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How the UCL Institute of Education leads the national conversation on education
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The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has trained more than 10,000 teachers over the past decade, while also being ranked as the world number one for education for the fourth year running. In this podcast, Professor Michael Arthur, UCL’s President and Provost, and Professor Becky Francis, Director of the UCL Institute of Education, discuss the IOE’s work and how it intersects with the wider education agenda. If you would like to read a transcript of the discussion, visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/drupal/provost/sites/provost/files//2018-01-podcast-transcript.docx For more information, visit www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe

Learning
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Dezső Kosztolányi - Téli alkony (Dusk in Winter)
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Téli alkony (Dusk in Winter) by Dezső Kosztolányi Read by Dr Eszter Tarsoly, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). Dezső Kosztolányi was a Hungarian poet and writer (1885 – 1936). Here, Dr Eszter Tarsoly reads his poem Téli alkony (Dusk in Winter) in the original Hungarian. Dr Tarsoly explains the poem as: ‘The sonett Téli alkony 'Dusk in Winter' is evocative of the intimacy, tranquility, and quiet magic of a snowy winter night. It depicts a rural landscape, in which only the window panes gleam in gold as the rays of the setting sun are reflected in them, as if the light was having a last battle against the darkness that quietly and softly descends. Trees stand guard clad in white lace while the entire landscape glimmers in sparkly, fresh white providing a background to smoking chimneys. Families sit around their stoves and talk quietly, and those who are still on their way home thread carefully and silently, as if fearing that they would disturb the secret calm of the road covered in fresh snow. When all goes quiet and darkness covers the landscape, snow starts falling again, dancing, whirling, and shimmering softly, as if white roses were falling from a lead-coloured sky into a quiet night.’ You can listen to other episodes of Season’s Readings, and more, on the UCL Soundcloud channel: soundcloud.com/uclsound To learn more about UCL, our degree courses and research, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk

Learning
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Wallace Stevens - The Snow Man
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The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens. Read by Dr Allison Stielau, Lecturer in History of Art, UCL. Published by Knopf Doubleday, an imprint of Penguin Random House: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/29827/wallace-stevens/ All rights reserved. You can listen to other episodes of Season’s Readings, and more, on the UCL Soundcloud channel: soundcloud.com/uclsound To learn more about UCL, our degree courses and research, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk

Learning
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Mary Oliver - The Summer Day
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The Summer Day by Mary Oliver. Read by Professor Stella Bruzzi FBA, Dean of Arts & Humanities, UCL. Published by Beacon Press, Boston, MA © 1992 Mary Oliver, all rights reserved. You can listen to other episodes of Season’s Readings, and more, on the UCL Soundcloud channel: soundcloud.com/uclsound To learn more about UCL, our degree courses and research, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk

Learning
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Douglas Dunn - December's Door
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December's Door by Douglas Dunn. Read by Dr Daniel Boswell, Teaching Fellow, UCL Centre for Publishing. © Douglas Dunn, 1985. All rights reserved. You can listen to other episodes of Season’s Readings, and more, on the UCL Soundcloud channel: soundcloud.com/uclsound To learn more about UCL, our degree courses and research, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk

Learning
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Edwin Morgan - Trio
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Trio by Edwin Morgan. Read by Dr Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Studies, UCL. Trio was originally published by Carcanet: http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?owner_id=507 All rights reserved. You can listen to other episodes of Season’s Readings, and more, on the UCL Soundcloud channel: soundcloud.com/uclsound To learn more about UCL, our degree courses and research, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk

Learning
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Parliament & Me: Michael Fell
UCL Sound

Michael Fell is a research associate in buildings (with a focus on domestic energy and behaviour) at the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology, based at the UCL Energy Institute. His current research interests lie in the study of social aspects of energy demand flexibility and the use of systematic review methods in energy demand research. His previous work has explored consumer demand for domestic demand-side response product offerings such as ‘time of use’ electricity tariffs. Other research interests include energy feedback and energy education. In this podcast he talks about his time working in the House of Commons library on a POST fellowship.

Public policy
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Parliament & Me: Jennie Golding
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Dr Jennie Golding is based in the Institute of Education and is also Immediate Past President of the Mathematical Association. She has given evidence to Parliament in many forms throughout her career, arguing for the importance of maths teaching in schools.

Public policy
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Parliament & Me: Matthew Seren Smith
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Matthew Seren Smith is a Learning Technologist within UCL Engineering. He has developed the Fantasy Frontbench website and app – a tool which he hopes will help engage people of all ages with the democratic process.

education
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Parliament & Me: Maria Lee
UCL Sound

It features Prof Maria Lee from the Faculty of Laws, co-director of the Centre for Law and the Environment, and a member of the Centre for Ethics and Law and Centre for Law and Governance in Europe. She was a member of the Lancet/UCL Commission on climate change and health, which reported in 2009. She’s given evidence to several select committees and has been a special adviser to a House of Lords committee. It's particularly interesting as she speaks about how Brexit is affecting the evidence she's giving and how she has to keep repeating key points about Brexit; she also speaks about the "fragility of expertise".

Public policy
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Parliament & Me: Anne Johnson
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Professor Dame Anne Johnson is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at UCL, as well as Chair of the Population and Lifelong Health Domain and Vice-Dean for External and International Relations. She has given evidence to select committees, served as an expert adviser and helped to shape parliamentary enquiries, particularly on the epidemiology and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections and other infectious diseases.

education
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Parliament & Me: Jason Lotay
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Dr Jason Lotay is a mathematician who wrote the UCL Public Policy briefing, ‘Maths Matters’. He seeks to demonstrate the importance of maths and maths education; in this podcast, he speaks about embarking on the Royal Society pairing scheme, working with civil servants.

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Teaching in the Canadian Arctic - Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize
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Maggie MacDonnell is the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017. She won from a field of over 20,000 applications from teachers in almost every country in the world. In this lecture she reflects on the challenges, opportunities and experiences of teaching in the Canadian Arctic. For the last six years Maggie has been a teacher in a fly-in Inuit village called Salluit, home to the second northernmost Inuit community in Quebec, with a population of just over 1,300. It cannot be reached by road, only by air. In winter temperatures are minus 25C. Due to the harsh conditions, there are very high rates of teacher turnover which is a significant barrier to education in the Arctic. In areas of high deprivation, isolation and limited resources, teenagers often turn to drinking and smoking, even drugs and self-harm, as forms of escape and release. Maggie’s whole approach has been about turning students from “problems” to “solutions”. Image: Varkey Foundation

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Joan Lindsay's 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'
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Laura Hewison (UCL Communications & Marketing) reads a passage from Joan Lindsay's 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' for the UCL Festival of Culture Book Club: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/festival-book-club 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' is published by Penguin Books: http://www.penguin.com/

Storytelling
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Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road'
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Rob Eagle (UCL Communications & Marketing) reads a passage from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' for the UCL Festival of Culture Book Club: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/festival-book-club 'On the Road' is published by Viking Press: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk/publishers/penguin-general/viking/

Storytelling
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Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'
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Professor Helen Hackett (UCL English) reads a passage from Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' for our UCL Festival of Culture Book Club: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/festival-book-club 'Persuasion' was originally published by John Murray: https://www.hodder.co.uk/john%20murray/index.page

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JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'
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John Bilton (UCL Archaeology) reads a passage from 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' for the UCL Festival of Culture Book Club: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/festival-book-club 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is published by Bloomsbury: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk

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