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8 March, 2017 - The effects of busy roads on local people

Time: 12:30:00 - 17:30:00

Busy roads can have negative effects on people's mobility, wellbeing and health. The Street Mobility and Network Accessibility project has developed tools to measure and value the impacts of busy roads on local people. This free conference will tell practitioners, policy-makers, community groups, the public, and academics about the three-year multi-disciplinary research project. The project leader, Dr Jennifer Mindell, will give an overview of community severance, explaining its importance in relation to health, particularly among older people. Researchers from UCL’s Population Health Sciences, Engineering Sciences, and Built Environment Faculties will present some of the tools and research findings. The conference will also include the experiences and knowledge of local communities from a case study area and other speakers, including Valerie Shawcross CBE, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport. Lunch will be provided.

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

Contact: Jemima Stockton

Email: jemima.stockton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3142

22 March, 2017 - A Climate of Change? Renegotiating Values in Science and Engineering Advice

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

In his inaugural lecture as Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy within UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, Professor Petersen will trace the relationship between university and government, from the birth of science advice to the present day. Positioning the university as a platform for independent thinking and partisan perspectives, he will explore its role in public decision-making around science, technology and engineering. Drawing on examples from across his career, Professor Petersen will address the intrinsic tensions between politics, religion, policy-making, science and technology. Looking to the future, he will offer a pragmatic way forward for the complex relationship between these practices, and highlight responsible strategies for regaining trust under allegedly 'post-truth' conditions. The lecture will be introduced by Professor David Price (Vice-Provost Research) and followed by a drinks reception from 19.00.

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

Contact: Alice Ferns

Email: steapp.communications@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)2031089430