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Science Centre Lectures

The Science Centre was first established in 1987 by Dr Sadiq Kadifachi and it was incorporated into UCL in 1997. Videos of past lectures can be viewed in our archive. The Science Centre Lectures are free lectures on a range of scientific subjects for sixth form students and their teachers. They are held on Friday evenings throughout the academic year.

Admission

All are welcome, admission is free and no booking or tickets are required.

The talks are aimed at sixth form students and teachers, but are frequently attended (and enjoyed) by members of the public, teachers, academics and undergraduates. There is usually a lively Q&A session at the end of the talk. Sixth form & fifth form (year 11) students are welcome with or without a teacher.

Time

All talks are held on Fridays at 6.30pm and last for approximately 1 hour, followed by a maximum of 30 minutes for discussion. Refreshments are available free from 5.30pm onwards.

Venue

In the autumn and spring terms lectures are held in the Chemistry Auditorium, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H OAJ.

In the summer term lectures are held in Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, entrance in Gower Court, off Gower Place.

Programme 2019 - Spring Term 2019

1 February
Electricity and Sparks - a demonstration lecture
Dr Elinor Bailey
UCL Department of Physics & Astronomy.
8 February
The Geometry of shapes in more than 3 dimensions.
Mr Albert Wood, Ph.D student, 
UCL Department of Mathematics.
15 February
Would you really leave your family to go Colonising Planet Mars as a one-way venture?   
Professor Alan Aylward, Atmospheric Physics Research, 
UCL Department of Physics & Astronomy.
 
22 February
No lecture ( School half term)  
 
1 March
Strange Ice, climate change and thermodynamics -a demonstration lecture
Professor Andrea Sella
UCL Department of Chemistry
8 March
What is a Quantum Computer?
Professor Dan Brown, 
UCL Department of Physics & Astronomy.
15 March
Robotics, the Martian Rover and technologies used to get to Mars.
Ms Eleni Bohacek, Ph.D student, 
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
22 March
Astrobiology
Dr Louisa Preston, Planetary Centre and Astrobiology, 
Birkbeck University of London.

 

Past Lecturers and Comments

A list of past lecturers and comments by attendees, can be seen on our Past Lecturers and Comments page.


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