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UCL's People & Planet University League 2015 score

Compiled by student campaigning organisation People & Planet, the University League is an independent ranking of UK universities on their environmental and ethical performance.  More...

Published: Jan 20, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Pop-up cycling cafes from London By Cycle

Never ridden a bike before but want to try? Got a new bike and looking for advice on good routes? Ride a little but wish you were more confident? Just want a free coffee and to chat about bikes? More...

Published: Jan 12, 2015 11:08:00 AM

The Christmas Switch Off: your impact

Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Christmas Switch Off. The savings you’ve helped make really is proof that we can all play a part in improving UCL’s environmental impact.  More...

Published: Jan 9, 2015 9:50:00 AM

Free environmental auditor training for students and staff

The Sustainability Team is running free environmental auditor training sessions to cover the basics of how to undertake an audit, and to give an opportunity to conduct an audit of a UCL building.  More...

Published: Jan 8, 2015 11:53:00 AM

Irena McCabe (Science and Technology Studies): Display re environmental sustainability

From an impoverished background in Ireland, Tyndall rose to eminence as a scientist of versatility and distinction. The analysis of his discovery of the greenhouse gases in this poster focuses on his commitment, his procedures, and  the interpretation of his experimental results which  bear fruit today in the foundation of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the year 2000 with its headquarters at the  University of East Anglia, the participation of seven other UK Universities and the Fudan University in Shanghai,  constituting the Tyndall Consortium.

In 1850 Tyndall became inspired by the  book by an Italian physicist Macedonio Melloni’s (1798-1854) “La Thermochrose” in which the author, motivated by his love of nature, pioneered experimental investigations of the thermal properties of substances in the solid and liquid phase. Tyndall boldly resolved to do the same for gases.