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Ear Talks

Welcome to the Ear Institute's seminar calendar. We aim to keep this calendar as up to date as possible so please check back regularly for details of more confirmed Ear Talks.

5 March, 2015 - Viva la Vulva

Time: 19:00:00 - 20:30:00

To mark International Women's Day, UCL medical student group Viva la Vulva and comedian and political activist Kate Smurthwaite will be hosting a special one-off comedy show about everything a nice girl wouldn't dream of mentioning. Viva la Vulva is a campaign group set up by medical students to raise awareness about FGM (female genital mutilation), female genital cosmetic surgery and body image and other women’s sexual health matters. Kate Smurthwaite performs at major clubs across the UK and around the world. She has made hundreds of radio and TV appearances including Question Time, This Morning and Woman’s Hour, and is a writer for the BBC Three political comedy show The Revolution Will Be Televised.

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Harriet Williams

Email: harriet.williams.10@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 March, 2015 - A scientific portrait of old age

Time: 15:30:00 - 17:00:00

Join us for an afternoon of conversation on what science can tell us about why we age, the factors that influence our lifespan, and how the demographic changes that come with longevity will transform society. With 2009 Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn (University of California, San Francisco), Baroness Sally Greengross (President, International Longevity Centre-UK) and Professor Sophie Scott, (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London). Event 15:30 – 17:00 Reception 17:00 – 18:00

Location: Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Contact: Aarathi Prasad

Email: a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)75071 95665

16 March, 2015 - How to become a #FailedIntellectual and why

Time: 18:00:00 - 19:30:00

Join us for a talk and conversation with Eric Jarosinski, editor of @NeinQuarterly, the Internet's leading "Compendium of Utopian Negation", on what's so funny about peace, love, despair, Critical Theory, German grammar, and other assorted spectres haunting Europe. In cooperation with the LSE.

Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre , Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Akosua Bonsu

Email: akosua_b@hotmail.com

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 5808


Types of seminar

We have several seminars/discussion groups which run regularly, these are:

  • External Seminars: Guest speakers from other institutions around the world are invited to speak about recent breakthroughs they've made in hearing research. (Takes place every third Thursday at 1pm in the CAR seminar room)
  • Work in Progress (WIP) Seminars: These reports are a chance for members of the Ear Institute to catch up on any exciting new developments that other members are currently working on. (Takes place every third Thursday at 1pm in the CAR seminar room)
  • Grand Rounds: Clinical interest seminars which take place every Wednesday morning in the RNTNEH
  • Cochlear Nonlinear Processing Interest Group: A discussion group for people with research interests in the interpretation of physiological and psychophysical estimates of nonlinear processing at the peripheral level of the auditory system. (These take place roughly every 2 - 3 weeks) (hosted by Ifat and Torsten)
  • Audiology Seminars: Guest speakers from the Ear Institute and other institutions are invited to speak about the important topics affecting clinical audiology. (Takes place on the first Tuesday of every month during term time)
  • Auditory Central Nervous System (CNS) Journal Club: Each week a member of the Institute presents a short summary of their current research followed by a presentation on any topic related to the auditory brain, be it a journal article, review of the state of the literature, or an in-depth discussion of their own work. (Takes place every Tuesday at 10:30)
  • Cochlear Implant group: takes place bimonthly (every two months) for people interested in clinical research into Cochlear Implantation

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