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From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

As Scotland heads to the polls, this piece discusses the extent to which emotions have arrived at the heart of contemporary politics – yet we still hesitate to admit it. Emotions can neither be banished nor ignored when we discuss what constitutes political communities, how political decisions should be made and political action springs into being. Yet to embrace the rise of emotional politics without acknowledging how intimately it is and should be entangled with reason equally risks undermining just political action.
Dr Uta Staiger
18 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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

Success of Eurocode 7 & New Design Challenges Event

21 March 2013

Workshop 2013

The Eurocode 7 and New Design Challenges workshop was held at UCL on the 19th of March 2013. The workshop was excellently successful with more than 100 attendees from different countries of Europe, the great majority students, graduates and young geotechnical engineers with a genuine interest in Eurocode 7 design. Among the event highlights were the 4 keynote lectures from the eminent members of the EC7 Evolution Groups:

  • Dr Brian Simpson, Arup Geotechnics
  • Professor Helmut F. Schweiger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Professor Giuseppe Scarpelli, University of Ancona, Italy
  • Professor Christos Vrettos, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

For more information and to view images, visit GEMA


This event was supported by UCL European Institute Calls for Proposals