UCL News podcast: US election reaction & the Rock Room
8 November 2012
The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.
As well as news from around UCL, this week we get some thoughts and reactions to the US presidential election results from Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas) and students from the UCLU American Society. We also pay a visit to the recently reopened Rock Room, which houses UCL’s geology collection.
Part 1 - News
This week we report on the latest UCL Stratford developments following a London Borough of Newham (LBN) Cabinet meeting. There’s also news of how to get involved in Global Entrepreneurship week next week through some events run by UCL Advances. Finally, we look further afield to China, where new research from the UCL Institute of Archaeology has revealed secrets about how the Terracotta Army was made more than 200 years ago.
Part 2 – US election reaction
Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas) reacts to Barack Obama’s victory in the US Election and explores the strength of the Democrat’s campaign. We also hear reactions from Beatrice Kelly, one of the Presidents of the UCLU American Society, who describes her experience of the election, which she watched from one of the Union’s bars.
Part 3 – Rock Room
The Rock Room, on the 1st Floor of the Wilkins Building, houses UCL’s geology collection. We spoke to UCL teaching collections curator Nick Booth about revamping the collection, its history and some of the collection’s most impressive objects.