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Through an online ‘Transcription Desk’, UCL’s award-winning Transcribe Bentham project is engaging the public in transcribing thousands of manuscripts written by our intellectual inspiration, Jeremy Bentham. In January 2016 we hit 15,000 transcribed pages and became part of the READ project, which is developing new technologies to read and search historical documents.
Transcribe Bentham →
UCL offers an extensive portfolio of expert-led short courses, continuing professional development (CPD) and executive education. We also offer bespoke training for organisations in any sector. The Life Learning team runs an online catalogue that brings together our short courses in one place: access our wealth of knowledge and research expertise.
Life Learning →
As Europe’s largest education library, the UCL Institute of Education’s Newsam Library and Archives holds an extensive collection of materials on education and social sciences, dating from 1797 to the present day. The library is open to students, staff and applications from members of the public.
Institute of Education Library →
We are investigating how we can use museums to connect elderly people to their community. Museums on Prescription has received a £1m grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to explore ‘social prescription’: the idea that community support can improve health and wellbeing.
Museums on Prescription →
The Sackler Trust has funded a new Chair in the UCL Institute of Mental Health. This newly formed institute will aim to understand the biological mechanisms of psychiatric disorders to improve prevention, intervention and treatment for mental health patients. The donation will allow UCL to combine its strengths in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry to establish a major force in global mental health research.
Faculty of Brain Sciences →
The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies celebrated its centenary in 2015. The School, whose inaugural lecture was delivered by the future first President of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue, is a world-leading institution specialising in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies →
The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies is a research-based community that provides a cross-disciplinary space for critical thinking and engaged enquiry into the political, ethical and intellectual issues of the world today. Among the research centres housed under the institute are the Health Humanities Centre and the UCL Centre for Collective Violence and Genocide Studies.
UCL Institute of Advanced Studies →
UCL is co-ordinating a £16m project sharing clinical and academic knowledge to improve understanding of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, unaddressed by current therapies. Combining the academic and drug development expertise of five universities and GlaxoSmithKlein, the Experimental Medicine Initiative to Explore New Therapies will produce innovative breakthroughs in patient treatment.
Inflammation, Tissue Repair, Scarring & Fibrotic Diseases (FLARRE) →
A groundbreaking biomedical discovery institute, the Francis Crick Institute is using multidisciplinary research, emerging talent, and novel ways of partnership to investigate new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, strokes and heart disease. It is a consortium of six of the UK’s most successful scientific and academic organisations, including UCL.
Francis Crick Institute →
UCL Press is the UK’s first fully open access university press. Re-established at UCL in 2015, UCL Press publishes peer-reviewed scholarly monographs, edited collections, textbooks and journals by both UCL and non-UCL academics. All of its books are made available as free downloads, in affordable print and via an online browser-based platform.
UCL Press →
Tackling climate change is one of the greatest global health opportunities of the 21st century. To map out a comprehensive international response, the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change is becoming the Lancet Countdown to 2040, publishing annually. The Countdown is a multidisciplinary collaboration between European and Chinese academies, based at UCL.
Lancet Countdown to 2040 →
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies, part of the UCL Institute of Education, runs four of the UK’s cohort studies: the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study, the Millennium Cohort Study and Next Steps. Cohort studies follow the same group of people throughout their lives, charting social change and investigating the reasons behind it.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies →
Our Centre for Holocaust Education responds to classroom needs revealed by research with more than 10,000 teachers and students. Its national teacher development programme and powerful educational resources enable young people to explore challenging issues arising from a deeply traumatic past, and reflect critically on the continuing significance of the Holocaust in the modern world.
Centre for Holocaust Education →
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