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- UCL gains awards in a major new funding scheme
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- Dr Samuel Lee's book, Motherhood in the 21st Century: A Stock Take, is now available
- The National Student Survey (NSS) website is now live
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- Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment appoints three new Professional Chairs
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- Multi-scale Biomolecular Modelling Lecture Series - May
- FRS for Gabriel Waksman and Steve Jones
- Walking with Gosse
- Innovation Awards
- Animal model of human evolution indicates thick hair mutation emerged 30,000 years ago
- Don't miss the Biosciences Module Fair - Wednesday 20th March
- The Sammy Lee Memorial Lecture at The Young Embryologist Meeting, 31 May 2013
- Obituary: Professor David Wilkie, born 6th August 1923, died 3rd March 2013
- Winners announced in Biosciences Poster Competition
- Green Impact Award for Biosciences (Darwin Building)
- New Student Hub opens in Anatomy Building
- Professor Bill Richardson elected Fellow of the Royal Society
- Employability skills video
- Alumni Event at London Zoo
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- Cycling Ambassador Bike Days in July
- Provost opens new JBS Haldane Student Hub in Anatomy Building
- Two places available on the CPD course Lab Techniques in Mammalian Cell Biology
- Appointment of new Faculty Tutor
- Senior Academic and Research Promotions
- Prof Gabriel Waksman elected to German Academy of Sciences
- Faculty Research Day, 17 Sept 2013
- New Director of Division appointed
- Obituary: Prof Bastien Gomperts
- Weekly Neighbourhood meetings for Anatomy and MedSci & LMCB Building refurbishments
- UCL Biosciences Module Fair 2014
- SLMS Photography Competition: Photosynthesis
Provost opens new JBS Haldane Student Hub in Anatomy Building
2 July 2013
The Provost, Sir Malcolm Grant, opened the newly refurbished
JBS Haldane Student Hub in the Anatomy Building.
In his speech, the Provost gave huge thanks to the many colleagues involved, including staff from within the Life Sciences Faculty and the Biosciences Division as well as colleagues from UCL Estates who helped make this happen. The Provost also thanked the architects for their vision and patience and the Biosciences students who provided feedback on the concept and helped contribute to the development of this "fantastic space".
The Provost mentioned in his Newsletter that 'JBS Haldane was one of the greatest biologists of the
twentieth century - an aristocratic Etonian who joined the Communist Party and
fled to India as a protest against the Suez Crisis (or, perhaps, because UCL
Library was closed on Sundays!). He had a heroic and dangerous time in the
trenches (where he became known as the Rajah of Bomb) and almost as risky a
time doing experiments on himself on the effects of gases under high pressure.
He was one of the founders of population genetics theory, a pioneer in the study of the structure of the human genome using family studies and an important figure in the understanding of how enzymes work. All this is fundamental to the advanced mathematical and chemical biology of today'.
Photo: The Provost with Prof Neil Millar, Prof Mary Collins and (to the side) Prof Frances Brodsky, with Dr Andrea Townsend-Nicholson
Photographer: Josephine McNally
The JBS Haldane Student Hub opened in Anatomy at the start of the summer term in April 2013. It provides quality student space for mixed modes of study and relaxation with sufficient capacity for about 145 students.
The large space is divided up into different zones by 2-metre high slatted screens. There are a number of soft seating areas located around the perimeter near the windows; the centre is taken up with two long benches, each providing fourteen built-in computers and monitor screens; the south windowless wall includes a number of group-learning tables for groups of four to six; and a buffer zone includes more group learning tables and a ‘snake bench’. Two small rooms off the main space provide interactive screen study spaces for up to six students in each.
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