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First STS Haldane Lecture Announced

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Paul Sandby The Meteor of August 18th, 1783

STS are delighted to confirm that the first of our new Haldane Lecture series will be delivered by Prof Simon Schaffer of the University of Cambridge. 

Student Success For Grand Challenge Pitch

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STS students Samantha Vanderslott, Erman Sozudogru and Chowa Nkonda successfully bid to receive a Grand Challenge Grant for their project ‘Challenging Neglect’.  The purpose of the Grand Challenge Grant is to enable students to apply their studies or research to the benefit of the wider community in a way that connects with one of the Grand Challenges.  Their project sits within the Global Health challenge.  Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are of tremendous global health significance. The neglect has led to increasing number of deaths, due to absence of required health care services drugs suitable for the environment and inefficient (often non-existent) prevention and diagnostic methods. In other words neglect has led to transformation of a local public health problem to a humanitarian crisis that requires mobilisation of sources worldwide.

Honorary degree for STS leader

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Professor Michael Ruse and Professor Joe Cain UCL Graduation 2014

STS has its first recipient of a UCL honorary degree, the award the university bestows on those who have made a lifelong contribution to a discipline and who have a long record upholding the values of our great institution. 

STS PhD students shine in South America

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STSUCL PhD students

4S / ESOCITE joint meeting: Science in Context(s): Souths and Norths

Upcoming Event: Perspectives On Neglected Tropical Diseases

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We are running a podcast project about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) called 'Challenging Neglect', see: www.challengingneglect.com . As part of this project we are posting our podcasts online, writing a regular blog (with the help of Chowa Nkonde) and organising discussions relating to the topic. One of our podcast interviewees is visiting London and we are arranging a workshop with him. Dr Peter Hotez is a world renowned scientist and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. He has been instrumental in developing the term NTDs and promoting policy intervention. The discussion will largely be based around one of his papers about ‘Blue Marble Health': http://www.plosntds.org/article/citationList.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0002570

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