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10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Eurocode 7 and New Design Challenges

Publication date: Jan 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Start: Mar 19, 2013 4:30:00 PM
End: Mar 19, 2013 9:00:00 PM

Workshop for young practitioners and researchers

19 March 2013

When
19 March 2013, 4.30pm

Where
Roberts 508
Roberts Building
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE

Booking information below

Geotechnical


Eurocode 7 has been established as the current European standard for geotechnical engineering design. The next generation of geotechnical engineers (current graduates and young researchers) will use EC7 on a regular basis. This workshop aims to encourage young geotechnical engineers to engage with the new European safety codes and design methodologies. Talks by international experts involved in the development of EC7 will be followed by presentations from designers about their experience with EC7 compliant design.

Speakers:

  • Professor Brian Simpson, Arup Fellow, a principal of Arup Geotechnics & an Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Professor Helmut F. Schweiger, Head of the Computational Geotechnics Group at the Institute for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Professor Giuseppe Scarpelli, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Ancona, Italy and national representative at the European committee for Eurocode 7 on geotechnical design
  • Professor Christos Vrettos, Professor of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Registration for the event is free, however we require a confirmation of attendance for catering purposes. Please send an email to georgios.katsigiannis.12@ucl.ac.uk to register.

Sponsors

The workshop is supported by Ove Arup & Partners and UCL European Institute. Georgios Katsigiannis, as a member of the Geomechanics and Materials Group, being awarded the Junior Researcher 2012-13 Grant, ensured funding for the organisation of the event.

This project is supported by UCL European Institute's call for proposals 2012-13