UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy



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Annual Alumni Dinner and Prize Award Ceremony

The Gala Dinner and Prize Award Ceremony aims to bring together our alumni, students and staff for a celebration of what has fundamentally made this Department a success - you! .

The 2022 Gala Dinner and Prize Award Ceremony is on Friday, 9th December 2022 

Guest speaker: Lindsay Nicholson MBE

Lindsay Nicholson MBE








Regarded as one of the most successful magazine editors in Britain, Lindsay Nicholson was for 18 years the editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping, which under her leadership became the best-selling monthly magazine in Britain. Through the pages of the magazine, she campaigned for more family-friendly workplaces, and drew on her own experiences in studying Astrophysics at UCL to campaign for more Women In Science, for which she was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. She was twice named Editor of the Year as well as being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Society of Magazine Editors. In 2006, she became the first-ever Editorial Director of the National Magazine Company bringing her expertise to many other well-known publications, including Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar. She also published a best-selling memoir, Living On the Seabed, about grief. In 2018, she was awarded the MBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to journalism and equal opportunities. She now works full-time as a writer. Passionate about education, she is currently serving her third term as a member of the Council of UCL, where she is Senior Appointed Officer and is Chair of City Lit, Europe’s largest adult education institute.

Twitter: @LinsNicholson

Annual Physics and Astronomy Lecture:

The 2022/23 Annual Physics and Astronomy Lecture would be held on Friday 9 December 2022 at 4pm in the Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, Gordon Street (25). Professor Emily Nurse will deliver the lecture.

Title: The UK’s journey to Net Zero and my journey into climate policy


The UK has a legally binding target to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Last year the government published its  Net Zero Strategy and I will talk you through the steps it plans to take to reach this ambitious goal. 

I will explain the role of the UK climate change committee and what our latest assessment of the Government’s progress towards its climate targets.

And finally I will explain how I made my journey from physics at UCL into climate policy.

Welcome Alumni:

We’re here to support you as a UCL graduate. From those first steps into the wider world, through to important decisions you’ll make about your career and your professional relationships, we can help you build connections with our global community of over 300,000 former students.

Meet our Alumni:





    Keep up to date with the Department:

    The Annual Review is printed annually, limited copies are available and can be collected from the department. The Annual Review contains highlights of the previous year and is our way of keeping in touch with Alumni. 


      If you are not on our mailing lists and would like to join, please email the Alumni Administrator, Lori Coletti Campbell.

      The Alumni Online Community

      All UCL alumni and students are invited to register for the UCL Alumni Online Community. It provides an exclusive networking area where you can search the directory for potential mentors, search for jobs from your alumni community and build your personal network with experienced alumni professionals all over the world. You can also join one of our active alumni groups to connect with your international community and special interest groups in the UK.

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      Volunteer your time:

      Our volunteers are at the forefront of our position as one of the world’s leading universities. Your time and expertise can be used to benefit UCL, our students and staff in a number of valuable ways across a variety of roles.

      Make a donation

      By donating to Physics and Astronomy you will be joining thousands of fellow alumni and friends who are already having a collective impact on the future of UCL.

      Gifts from alumni and friends are transforming lives through world-class research, improving UCL’s resources and buildings and giving the next generation of students the opportunity to study at UCL no matter what their circumstances.

      If you would like further information please contact alumni@ucl.ac.uk.



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