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Provost kick-starts new series of Lunch Hour Lectures

24 October 2003

The 2003/2004 series of Lunch Hour Lectures begins on 7 October 2003 with 'What's a Provost For?', with new President & Provost Malcolm Grant as guest speaker.

Professor Malcolm Grant, Provost & President of UCL The series offers staff, students and the general public the opportunity to attend talks of premier academic quality.

Lectures are held every Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime in the Darwin Theatre, during the first two terms of the academic year, and are a varied introduction into the best of the work currently undertaken at UCL.

Professor Grant, who took office on 1 August 2003, will reflect on his initial experiences at UCL, as well as the challenges of management and academic leadership in drawing together so diverse an institution. During the hour he will also touch on such subjects as finance, the UCL estate, the Government's proposed changes for UK higher education and the forthcoming Parliamentary battles.

The series is organised by the Lunch Hour Lecture Committee, via the chair, Mrs Patricia Rothman. It offers a balanced programme, representing the activities of many different departments, and often highlighting new research findings or recent publications. Some of the many topics to be explored this term include post-traumatic stress, the ethics and economics of railway safety and Britain's first Professor of Film, UCL's Thorold Dickinson.

To find out more about the series or read an interview with the Provost use the links below.

Lunch Hour Lectures
UCL Online interview with the Provost