UCL News Podcast - US Elections & Professor Steve Jones
12 October 2012
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On this podcast we get to grips with the upcoming US elections with Professor Iwan Morgan from the UCL Institute of the Americas. Lunch Hour Lectures also started with a bang this week, and to get back into the swing of things we went to talk to Professor Steve Jones about the history of the lectures and his passion for snails.
Part 1 - News
This week Henry Green, our new communications intern and roving
reporter, joins us to talk about some student news stories from around the university. Also, great news from the UCL Grant Museum of
Zoology which is now open on Saturday afternoons as well as its normal weekday
opening hours. And we learn a bit more about a new website called Bat Detective
which gives anyone the opportunity to get involved in conservation science.
Part 2 – A history of Lunch Hour Lectures with Professor Steve Jones
Professor Steve Jones is a stalwart of our Lunch Hour Lecture programme,
which has now been running for 70 years. Professor Jones spoke to us about the history
of Lunch Hour Lectures at UCL and also gave us a sneak preview of his own lecture
this term that’s about the art of snails, and snails in art.
Part 3 – Professor Iwan Morgan explains the US elections
elections are in full swing and as luck would have it we have an expert on hand
to explain the significance of the recent televised debates between Barack
Obama and Mitt Romney. Professor Iwan Morgan
(UCL Institute of the Americas)
also explores why the congressional elections are just as important as the presidential
election and why we should be paying more attention to them.